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AMIA Announces Program for Conference on Implementing Electronic Medical Record Systems

AMIA Announces Program for Conference on Implementing Electronic Medical Record Systems

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced today the program details of its conference "Practical Strategies for Implementing Electronic Health Records," that will take place on April 28-29, 2004 in the metro Washington, DC area. The conference has been developed to assist healthcare executives, senior managers, and implementation teams who are currently implementing, or soon will be implementing, electronic heath record (EHR) systems. The two-day conference is being co-sponsored by several major health information management and technology associations, including the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the eHealth Initiative (eHI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. Regular registration rates for the meeting begin at $545 (early bird) for any member of AMIA or any co-sponsoring organization.

Presentations by national experts on EHR implementation will focus on such topics as the specifics of gaining executive buy-in, cost/benefit considerations, and designing and executing successful implementation plans. The keynote speaker will be Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of New York Presbyterian Hospitals. In addition to presentations from national experts who have successfully implemented EHR systems, the Congress will feature interactive small group sessions with the experts and other opportunities for networking. A full program and list of speakers can be found on the AMIA Web site at: http://www.amia.org/meetings/spring/current/main.html

The Chair for "Practical Strategies for Implementing Electronic Health Records" is Paul Tang, Chief Medical Information Officer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California. Dr. Tang is a past recipient of the Nicholas E. Davies Award for Excellence in Computer-based Patient Record Implementation, and is Chair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety, which recently issued the report Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System. Co-chairs of the Program Committee are John Glaser, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Partners Healthcare, Boston, MA, and J. Marc Overhage, Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine and Senior Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

For further information about the AMIA 2004 Spring Congress "Practical Strategies for Implementing Electronic Health Record Systems" see the AMIA Web site at http://www.amia.org/ or call the AMIA office at (301)657-1291.

The American Medical Informatics Association is a nonprofit membership organization of individuals, institutions, and corporations dedicated to developing and using information technologies to improve health care. For more information on AMIA visit the Web site at http://www.amia.org/.

American Medical Informatics Association

CONTACT: Mary Ellen Doran of American Medical Informatics Association,
+1-301-657-1291 ext. 105, or maryellen@mail.amia.org

Web site: http://www.amia.org/meetings/spring/current/main.html




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