“Meaningful Use” Criteria Released for Public Comment
Industry Experts to Discuss Criteria, Electronic Health Record Implementation, Federal Stimulus Funding and More at Texas Health IT Summit
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Austin, TX – January 11, 2010 – The recently released “meaningful use” criteria will be a focus of Texas’ foremost health information technology (HIT) conference, the Texas Health IT Summit, to be held January 15 – 16. Sessions will cover e-prescribing, electronic health record (EHR) implementation, health information exchange (HIE) and federal stimulus funding, as well as “meaningful use” criteria.
“Meaningful use” refers to the criteria that health care providers must meet to qualify for federal stimulus subsidies based on how they use EHR.
Industry experts will offer sessions to provide insight into the basics of HIT and beyond, including growing trends and how to secure the $44,000 in federal stimulus funding. Health care professionals, government agency representatives and individuals wanting to learn more about HIT are invited to attend. Physicians will have the opportunity to earn up to 14 continuing medical education credits for participating in summit sessions and to meet face-to-face with EHR vendors.
What: Texas Health IT Summit
When: January 15 – 16, 2010, with pre-conference workshops offered January 14
Where: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 East 11th Street
For a full listing of conference sessions and registration information, visit www.TexasHealthITSummit.org. The Texas Health IT Summit is presented by TMF Health Quality Institute and the Texas Health Institute.
About TMF Health Quality Institute
TMF Health Quality Institute is a nonprofit consulting company focused on promoting quality health and health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. TMF partners with health care providers in a variety of settings to ensure that every person receives the appropriate care, every time. www.tmf.org
About Texas Health Institute
Texas Health Institute provides leadership in development of solutions to improve the health of Texans and their communities. A nonpartisan nonprofit, THI continues to be a neutral convener, facilitating balanced health policy dialogue and creating a vision of improved health in a number of states. Our vision is to become a nationally recognized defining resource and catalyst for innovations that improve the health of Texans and their communities. For the past five years, health information technology has been and continues to be one of our innovation focus areas. www.texashealthinstitute.org