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Preparing for health IT

Meeting Description:

Think it is too difficult or costly to become a patient centered medical home or meaningful user of health IT? Get tips on how to succeed--from both a clinical and an operations standpoint--even as a small practice. This begins with engaging staff and promoting teamwork, leadership and communication throughout the implementation process. Learn how to employ fundamental strategies to help your practice manage change, as well as improve workflow efficiencies and handle typical challenges associated with successful health IT implementation.


Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2011
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Medical Association
 Presenter Information
Salvatore Volpe, MD, FAAP, FACP, CHCQM
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Dr. Volpe is one of the few physicians in the country to have successfully become board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics and quality assurance.  Dr. Volpe’s practice was also one of the first in New York to use electronic prescription writing and later implemented an electronic medical record that met its budget requirements, and standards for data entry and data reporting. Soon thereafter, Dr. Volpe added an online patient portal that let patients request appointments, request referrals and access their health information. In addition to achieving PCMH Level 3 recognition and successfully attesting to stage 1 meaningful use,  Dr. Volpe is the immediate past president of HIMSS New York State Chapter, chairman of the Medical Society of the State of New York HIT Task Force, clinical consultant to the NYC Department of Health Primary Care Information Project and member of the AMA Health IT Advisory Panel.

Ana-Elena Jensen, PhD, Practice Enhancement Facilitator, TransforMED
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Ana-Elena has over 18 years experience as an organizational development consultant with a focus on leadership, organizational culture, strategic planning, performance management, quality processes, and change management. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized organizations in the profit and not-for-profit areas. Her client list has included companies in health care, telecommunications, technology, and service industries, as well as local governments. Her experience with health care includes hospitals and other professional organizations on culture and communication, service quality, leadership, employee development, customer satisfaction, conflict management and dealing with difficult people.