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)
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.