What are the hallmarks of effective Health IT for medical providers? What are the barriers and facilitators for using these technologies to enable patient-centered care and better coordination of care? What of the meaningful use standards for electronic health records: will they be drivers of innovation or not? And how can we organize the slew of electronic messaging happening between clinicians on patient cases so vital data doesn't get lost?
These are some of the questions and topics we invite you to discuss in our new Expert Panel, organized with Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health as a complement to the 2013 Connected Health Symposium. If you were not able to attend this year’s symposium, or attended, but wish to discuss these important topics further, now is your opportunity to connect with some of the speakers, and hear from additional experts in the field. This virtual expert panel is free and open to all.
We’re delighted to welcome the following panelists for our discussion:
- Eleanor Chye, PhD, Asst Vice President For Health, AT&T Advanced Business Solutions, will dive into the issue of the "para-EHR", - all the electronic communications that go on between providers on patients' cases , which is rarely captured in current systems, and what AT&T is doing about it.
- Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Manager of Research and Innovation at Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health, will share some insights and reflections from this year’s symposium.
- Adam Landman, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer for Health Information Innovation and Integration, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will share a research prototype making electronic medication administration reconciliation system (e-MAR) more efficient using mobile devices and Near Field Communication.
- Karla Thornton, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the serves as the Associate Director of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a project that develops the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas in the U.S. using video-conferencing technology and case-based learning.
This panel is part of our US Communities Initiative, which is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and aims to foster discussions between health care professionals on evidence-based practices, and translating these practices across disparate settings, to improve health care delivery in underserved populations in the US. We will share evidence and key points from relevant AHRQ resources to support this discussion, and encourage you to review these materials and ask questions, share complementary resources, and describe your experiences implementing these best practices.
How to Participate:
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Finally, in an effort to understand the impact of our Expert Panels and how we can improve, we invite you to take a short 4-question survey before this panel begins at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NW9BXTY
Once the panel has concluded, we will invite everyone to answer a similar, short follow-up survey.
We look forward to this discussion, so join the conversation and share your thoughts!