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Webinar: EMRs: Improving Access Requires Managing Key Risks

December 19, 2013

Thursday, January 16
12:00-1:00 pm CST

Technology has transformed the world of health information through the electronic medical record. Although organizations can benefit from electronic medical records (EMRs) because they are more efficient and easy to share, this improved method of information exchange means data can be manipulated, mined, passed and shared, all of which impact data integrity. While the paper medium was easier to control, data ownership is where we need to focus our attention today.

As your organization transitions or has transitioned to an EMR, it is important to remember that some of the basic risks are still prevalent. The electronic era did not alleviate all the pitfalls, in fact, it has created new ones. As technology and healthcare continue to intertwine and advance, healthcare providers need to make sure they take ownership of their “data” and act responsibly.

During this webinar, attendees will learn:

• Risk  areas related to EMRs (common EMR pitfalls)
• Strategies  to help reduce liability when using an EMR
• Tips  on transitioning from paper to electronic records
• Options to consider when an EMR is unavailable

Presenter Information:
Heather Annolino, RN, MBA, CPHRM, Director, Risk-Quality-Safety Consulting Services, Clarity Group, Inc.

Heather is a seasoned healthcare professional with 15 years of experience in clinical settings as a Nurse Manager, Risk/Safety Manager and RN. She also worked with a large medical malpractice underwriter where she was a risk/safety consultant to a variety of healthcare organizations including hospitals, physicians and long term care facilities. Over the past 7 years, Heather has provided consulting services to the small and rural healthcare community including on-site assessments, educational programs and risk-quality-safety improvement projects. Heather received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Masters of Business Administration from DePaul University. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and is an experienced presenter on risk, quality and safety topics.

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