Stage 2 Meaningful Use
The ONC issused an email this week on upcoming Stage 2 meaningful use webinars hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Health Resources and Services Administration – Health Information Technology Week and Meaningful Use Stage 2 Final Rule Webinars
“Leadership Tips During a Health IT Implementation” – Friday, September 14, 2012 – 2:00 PM (ET)
This webinar focuses on the importance of leadership in successfully steering an organization through a health IT implementation. It features established leaders who have conducted more than 70 health IT implementations in health centers, rural health clinics, and critical access hospitals. The presenters will also focus on how leadership is important in helping staff, clinicians, patients, a safety net providers’ board, and partners adjust to and overcome the barriers that typically accompany a health IT implementation and impede success. Lastly, the presenters will provide leadership examples of unique health IT implementation situations such as meeting meaningful use objectives, changing vendors, and implementing health IT in multiple provider sites. Presenters include:
- Terry Hill, MPA, Executive Director and Joe Wivoda, Chief Information Officer
National Rural Health Resource Center
- Greg Wolverton, Chief Information Officer
White River Rural Health Center, Arkansas
- Doug Smith, Executive Director
Greene County Healthcare, North Carolina
“Overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Final Rule for Safety Net Providers” – Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 1 PM (ET)
With the recent release of the proposed final rule for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has taken the next step toward supporting more coordinated patient-centered care. This exclusive webinar will feature lead staff from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, who will provide an overview of the Meaningful Use Stage II Final Rule and how it affects safety net providers like health centers, rural providers, critical access hospitals, and Ryan White clinics. CMS staff will be available to address specific questions from safety net providers. This webinar will also present staff from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who will provide a brief overview of the Standards and Certification Criteria Final Rule. HRSA encourages all safety net providers to participate in this call to learn more about these proposed final rules. Presenters include:
- Staff from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Staff from the Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT
Questions for presenters are welcome ahead of the event and may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.