EHR Meaningful Use Reception January 27, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011 at 8:37:50 AM

In conjunction with the Broome County Medical Society, Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) and New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) will host a reception for physicians and their office managers at STHL’s offices in the Lackawanna train station in downtown Binghamton on Thursday January 27, 2011. The reception begins with hors d’ oeuvres at 5:30pm followed by a presentation on EHR Meaningful Use and support resources available locally. A question & answer period will follow the presentation.

The session is expected to be equally beneficial to those who still have paper-based records systems as well as those with more involved questions regarding Meaningful Use qualification for Federal incentives that can exceed $60,000 per provider. Tours of the train station are available for those interested in learning more about this aspect of Binghamton’s history.

Paul Wilder, NYeC Director of Healthcare IT Adoption based in New York City, will overview the 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that authorized financial incentives to physician and hospital providers who demonstrate the “meaningful use” of an electronic health record (EHR). He will offer an update on Meaningful Use and available incentives as well as NYS plans for support and integration of systems statewide and nationally. Christina Galanis, STHL Executive Director, will overview STHL, provide an update on local participating providers and highlight bi-directional and web portal access resources currently available to the regional medical community.

Please RSVP to Shirley or Cindy at the Broome County Medical Society, 607.772.8493 or medsociety@medsocieties.org.


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