EHR Summit by Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA)

Today and tomorrow I’ve got the opportunity to attend the EHR Summit that’s being held by the Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA) in Phoenix (officially Scottsdale). I first heard of this conference about a year ago and loved the idea. In fact, this conference was kind of what I’ve dreamed of creating in an EHR conference. The idea is to have actual practical advice on how to select and implement EHR software.

Here’s a sample of some of the topics that will be covered:

  • EHR: Where are we Today?
  • Vendor Selection
  • Medical Legal Considerations
  • An Insider’s Perspective
  • Training for Meaningful Use
  • REC & HIE Update
  • Market Needs Your Help with EHR
  • Workflow & Process Management
  • EHR Implementation Planning
  • EHR Implementation Support
  • EHR Adoption & Ongoing Support
  • EHR Optimization, Meaningful Use & Use in Health Reform

That’s quite a bit different agenda than all the other EMR and healthcare IT related conferences that I’ve seen. I also love that the conference has some built in time for users to get some EHR demos. In fact, it’s almost like they’ve created a track of EHR demos as part of the conference. I do wish they’d had a session on EMR demos on the first day to better help attendees make the most of their EHR demos. Things like how to ask the right questions (ie. Don’t ask Yes/No questions)

I’ll be doing a number of posts talking about the messages shared at the EHR Summit on this site, EMR and EHR, and EMR Thoughts over the next couple of days.

If you don’t want to wait for the blog posts, I’ll be doing a fair amount of tweeting from the event on my @ehrandhit account.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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