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AHIMA Foundation and AHRQ Host Rural Health IT Summit

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 General News J E 4
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DETAILS: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation will lead a groundbreaking two-day summit, "Setting a Quality Improvement Health Services Research Agenda to Leverage Health Information Technology/Health Information Management in Rural America." Speakers include:

See complete program and speaker line-up below.

This Summit will convene public and private stakeholders, industry experts, and practitioners who will discuss quality-based incentive programs for health information technology uptake in small physician offices and hospitals in rural communities. The conference objectives are to:

Setting a Quality Improvement Research Agenda to Leverage HIT/HIM in Rural America

A National Stakeholders' Summit

Agenda

Day One - Thursday, April 22, 2010

10:30 - 10:45 Welcome

10:45 - 11:15 Opening Remarks: AHRQ Priorities

11:15 - 12:15 Disparities, HIM and Opportunities for Health Services Research

12:15 - 1:15 Networking Luncheon

1:15 - 2:00 National Health Information Network and Future Priorities

2:00 - 3:15 Key Stakeholder Perspectives: HIT Adoption, Aligned Incentives and Research

3:30 - 5:00 Quality Improvement Measures: Current and Future Links to HIT/HIM

5:00 - 5:15 Day One Wrap Up

5:30 - 6:30 Networking Reception

Day Two - Friday, April 23, 2010

7:30 - 8:45 Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Summary from Day One

Telehealth and Telemedicine

8:45 - 9:45 Economic Perspective: Hospital and Physician Performance Incentives

10:00 - 11:15 Employer View Points on the Role of Quality Improvement in HIM/HIT and Future Research Opportunities for the Business Community

11:15 - 12:15 Roundtable: Government Health Agency Research Priorities

12:15 - 1:15 Luncheon Speaker

1:15- 2:15 Experience from Providers in Rural Areas

2:15 - 3:15 Meeting the Needs of Consumers and Their Families and Caregivers

3:15 - 4:15 Legal Insights: Health Information Exchange and QI Research

4:15- 4:30 Closing Remarks and Next Steps

CONTACT: Craig May, AHIMA Public Relations, +1-312-233-1544, craig.may@ahima.org

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 19/

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) WHO: Foundation Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Setting a Quality Improvement Research Agenda to Leverage WHAT: Health IT and Health Information Management in Rural America WHEN: April 22-23, 2010 WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Old Town Alexandria, VA

SOURCE American Health Information Management Association
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