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Lean, Mean, Meaningful Use Machine: Implications of the Electronic Health Record for Quality and Performance Improvement

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now (Free for SHS members, $39 for non-members) *

Presenters: Amy Thorpe and Liz Richard, managing consultants, Encore Health Resources

The world of quality reporting and performance measurement has grown more complex over the past 10 years since the initial introduction of quality reporting for hospitals and physicians. At the heart of all of these initiatives is the desire to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. The reality is that many providers are struggling to adapt to the new requirements introduced in the EHR incentive program in order become meaningful user of electronic health records. This webinar will review the requirements for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of meaningful use (MU) and will also explore the impact to clinical workflow and the requirements for the reporting of electronic clinical quality measures.

Amy Thorpe has more than 20 years of experience in management engineering and clinical information systems implementation and management. As a managing consultant with Encore’s Clinical Advisory practice, she supports clients as they implement systems and programs to support successful attestation in the EHR Incentive Program. Amy currently serves as a member of the HIMSS Quality, Safety and Cost committee, and is also a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Liz Richard has 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. As a managing consultant with Encore Health Resources, she leads meaningful use assessment projects and develops MU programs for hospitals and hospital systems. Previously, she was the director of decision support at a large academic teaching hospital and was responsible for budgeting, financial analytics and reporting. She also served as the director of process engineering for that organization developing their process engineering program.

* IIE members can add SHS to their IIE membership for only $35. To do so, and register for this webinar as a member, go to www.iienet.org/myiie and select "update your member record." 

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