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AHRQ’s National Resource Center for Health IT Announces Upcoming Web-teleconference

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 6/07/2011 09:26

On July 20, 2011, beginning at 2:00 p.m., AHRQ’s National Resource Center (NRC) for Health IT will host a 90-minute Web-based teleconference, featuring the results and findings from three reports from the Agency’s Evidence Based Practice Centers (EPCs) that highlight the state of the evidence on medication management using health IT, decision support tools, and consumer health informatics applications and their respective effect on the quality of care. Participants will hear from three renowned experts:

David F. Lobach, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an associate professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Lobach will discuss Enabling Health Care Decision Making through the Use of Health Information Technology (Health IT).  More information can be found at: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/knowmgttp.htm

Ann McKibbon B.Sc., M.L.S., Ph.D., is associate professor at McMaster University in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is also the director and developer of the M.Sc. program in eHealth, now in its second year of operation.  Dr. McKibbon will talk about Enabling Medication Management through Health IT.  Information on this topic is available here, at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/medmgttp.htm

Michael Christopher Gibbons, M.D., M.P.H., is associate director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and assistant professor of medicine, public health, and health informatics at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Gibbons is a healthcare disparities and urban health expert.  Dr. Gibbons, will share insights in the Impact of Consumer Health Informatics Applications.  More information can be view here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK32638/pdf/TOC.pdf

A few of the learning objectives of this event are:

1. Learning how the use of health IT can help optimize each phase of the medication management process and what the barriers to using them are.

2. Understanding what is known regarding the clinical effectiveness of CDSS and KMS across various outcome measures and venues.

3. Learning about ways in which health IT can be used to improve health care quality


20/07/2011 00:00

20/07/2011 00:00