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Advancing Electronic Health Record Adoption And Meaningful Use

August 5th, 2010

Achievement of the nation’s ambitious objectives for electronic health record (EHR) adoption and meaningful use will depend not only on thoughtful federal polices, but also on the cooperation across all the components of the health care sector. To advance this collaboration, the Health Industry Forum at Brandeis University hosted a roundtable on July 8th with industry leaders and the National Health IT Coordinator, David Blumenthal, to discuss ways the private sector can help accelerate meeting these critical objectives.

As a follow-up, on August 5, 2010 Health Affairs and the Health Industry Forum hosted a meeting with Dr. Blumenthal and Marilyn Tavenner, Principal Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). With the recent issuance of the final regulations governing “meaningful use” of EHR, this forum focused on what specific steps the private sector is taking and what further roadblocks must be addressed to achieve EHR adoption and meaningful use.

In conjunction with the August 5 forum, Health Affairs Blog is featuring blog posts by forum participants and their colleagues. These posts highlight salient points from the event presentations and supplement those presentations. In addition, Blumenthal and Donald Berwick, the new CMS administrator, coauthored a post this morning on “Adoption and Meaningful Use of EHRs–The Journey Begins.”  Links to the posts from the August 5 forum participants are provided below.

Video from the event will be available next week on the Health Affairs Web site.

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1 Response to “Advancing Electronic Health Record Adoption And Meaningful Use”

  1. mwbonney Says:

    People who live in Central New York and are interested in Electronic Health Records are cordially invited to hear William M. Tierney, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, deliver the Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy, on Friday, October 15, at 2:00 pm, in the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, in Syracuse, NY. His topic is ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS: DELIVERING THE RIGHT INFORMATION TO THE RIGHT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AT THE RIGHT TIME. This event is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and the Central New York Community Foundation.

    Dr. Tierney is a professor of medicine, a researcher, and a practicing hospital physician. His research focuses on the application of information technology in medicine and its effects on the quality, efficiency, and costs of health care. He is Director of Research for the IU Kenya Program, which implemented the first ambulatory electronic medical record system in sub-Saharan Africa that supports care and research for Kenyans with HIV/AIDS. He also co-directs ResNet, a large research network of inner-city and suburban primary care practice sites in central Indiana. He received his B.A. and M.D. from Indiana University.

    If you need more information contact Martha W. Bonney, 315-443-2703,

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