HRSA Hosts Health IT and Quality Webinar

HRSA Webinar Addresses Upgrading EHR and Health IT Systems

HRSA Webinar Addresses Upgrading EHR and Health IT Systems

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency operating under Health and Human Services (HHS) with a primary goal of  improving access to health care services for the uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA provides leadership and financial support to providers in every U.S. state and territory. As part of this goal, the agency hosts educational webinars for providers on a regular basis, many of which address health IT initiatives and challenges.

Tomorrow HRSA will present a webinar featuring safety net providers from rural inpatient and health centers who have successfully upgraded or optimized their EHR systems. Even after implementing an EHR the need to upgrade or optimize the system may create unforeseen challenges for providers. In this webinar, the presenters will offer insights on how to enhance clinical workflow, improve productivity, and manage organizational change. Upgrading an EHR and health IT systems is an ongoing process for safety net providers and the presenters will offer strategies on how to streamline the process.

Event:  Upgrading and Optimizing an Electronic Health Record System for Safety Net Providers
Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern

  • Roy La Croix, CEO and Staff, PTSO Health Center Controlled Network, Seattle, Washington
  • Dale Lepper, Chief Information Officer, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Banning, California

You can register at the following link:  HRSA Webinar Registration

HRSA has made a number of changes to make it easier to attend its monthly webinars including:

  • Webinars will be completely internet enabled. In order to better accommodate participants, e-viewers are now able to listen to the webinars through their computer speakers. This new approach will allow viewers to keep their phone lines available for patient services. Special dial-in numbers and passcodes will be made available to users with limited access to broadband or internet – simply send an email to HRSA’s health IT mailbox at to request a dial-in number and code.
  • Webinars are now available on your Smartphone. At the request of our viewers, HRSA will begin using new software to enable participants to access the webinars through their Android and Apple mobile devices. For Android users, the webinars may be viewed through Adobe Flash. For Apple users, please download the free ReadyTalk app at:

HRSA welcomes questions for presenters ahead of time. Email your questions for any of its webinar events to: