December 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Missouri Health Connection Webinar & Audio Conference:
Update & 2012 Preview of Missouri’s Health Information Exchange
Columbia, MO—A growing number of Missouri providers across the state are successfully attesting to stage one meaningful use. Now, providers are looking at what lies ahead for stage two when health records will be exchanged. While you’ve been busily working on meaningful use of EHRs, the Missouri Health Connection has been forging a pathway for the rapid and secure exchange of electronic health records. We thought the New Year was a perfect time to check in on their progress and get a sneak preview of what’s ahead for 2012.
At 11:30 am on Wednesday, January 11, Melissa Johnsen, Missouri Health Connection (MHC) interim president, will lead the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center’s first webinar and audio conference of 2012. Johnsen will give participants a review of MHC’s organization and objectives as the state-designated entity to create the statewide health information network. She will then discuss progress made over the past few months, and plans for the coming days.
Rural-Urban Coordination Workgroup,
Thank you all for your continued interest in this workgroup. Last Wednesday we had meetings for the Trauma, Stroke and STEMI subgroups of the Rural-Urban Coordination Workgroup. In case you were unable to attend the webinars, they have been recorded for your convenience and posted to the Time Critical Diagnosis Webpage. Click here if you would like to view the webinars. Thank you.
Emily E. Hollis
Office of General Counsel
Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
“Tips for Using Your Health IT System for Population Health Management”
Friday, November 18, 2pm EST
Health IT systems are proving to be a valuable tool in managing population health. This webinar provides tips and examples from experts on how to use your health information technology (IT) system to achieve this. By focusing on the health of a community or population, providers can determine what risks or variables are affecting the public health of the community as a whole. Health IT systems can collect patient health data, allowing safety net providers to view health information across their entire patient population to achieve greater health outcomes. Presenters will provide examples of how health IT systems are used for managing population health within their communities to improve health outcomes.
• Richard Elmore, Office of National Coordinator for Health IT
• Staff from Maine Primary Care Association
• Staff from Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
• Staff from Finger Lakes Community Health
To register: http://webcast.streamlogics.com/audience/index.asp?eventid=77303712
Email questions or comments to HRSA’s Health IT mailbox at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous HRSA Health and Quality Webinars are available at: http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit
Introduction to Federal Workforce Programs that Affect Rural America.
On August 17, 2011, the Vermont Farm Health Task Force will offer eleven 1½ Hour Weekly Agricultural Health Webinars August 17 through October 19, 2011 LIVE and RECORDED Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30. 16.5 CME and Nursing Contact Hours are available. WEBINARS ONLY RATE = $200 (includes CME cost)
The Vermont Farm Health Task Force is presenting for the third time – Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals. It is intended for primary care rural health professionals, allied health practitioners (PTs, OTs), and agricultural professionals serving the farm community, including EMTs, veterinarians, University Extension and College of Agriculture faculty and program staff. A partial list of the total 33 training topics is included in the attached training announcement.
The information in the following slide presentation covers Missouri’s RN-BSN Rural Nursing program.
The following is a recording of the SHIP Overview webinar that was held Friday, March 4, 2011.
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