Improving Healthcare in Rural Northern California Goal of One-Day Conference of National and State Healthcare Leaders

Friday, July 4, 2008 General News
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UKIAH, Calif., July 3 National and regional healthcareleaders will convene in Mendocino County July 18 for a one-day conference,"Connecting California to Improve Patient Care in 2008."

"Ultimately we want to improve rural healthcare by increasing the localadoption of electronic medical record software and by enabling the exchange ofclinical data between health care providers," explained Carl Henning, MD,president of Redwood MedNet, the conference host.

The conference will be held at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center,200 S. School St., Ukiah, from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM. The cost to attend theconference, which includes lunch, is $35. Registration is available online athttp://minformatics.com/rmn/confsign.php.

Conference goals include:

-- Recognize the benefits of incrementally improving health informationsystems.

-- Learn how exchanging health information electronically can improvepatient care.

-- Hear about early trials with health care quality reimbursementincentives.

-- Understand the criticality of common standards for health informationexchange.

National and Regional Sponsors

Conference sponsors include WebREACH, eMDs, Mendocino Informatics, ClinicaAlianza, California State Rural Health Association, Carpe Occasio, UkiahValley Medical Center, State of California Office of Health InformationIntegrity, Object Health, Sutter Health, Misys, Lumetra, Mendocino CoastDistrict Hospital and the Savings Bank of Mendocino County.

About Redwood MedNet

Redwood MedNet is a nonprofit health information exchange located inUkiah, California. Redwood MedNet's founding members are physicians workingin private practice, emergency departments and public health. The goal ofRedwood MedNet is to enable our region to become a center of excellence inimproved patient health outcomes through the adoption of health informationtechnology.Conference Schedule 9:00-9:15 - Welcome: Carl Henning, MD, Redwood MedNet 9:15-10:15 - Privacy & Health Policy in the EHR Era -- Lori Hack, MBA, Object Health, LLC -- Allen Briskin, JD, Davis Dwight Tremaine, LLP 10:15-10:30 - break 10:30-noon - Concurrent Sessions Concurrent Session A - Electronic Solutions for Clinical Practices -- Michael Hogarth, MD, UC Davis -- Brian Herrick, MD, UCSF -- Andy Coren, MD, Andy Coren Family Practice, Ukiah Concurrent Session B - Electronic Health Data Interoperability: -- Jamie Ferguson, Kaiser Permanente -- Charles Parisot, GE Healthcare -- Shaun Grannis, MD, MSc, Regenstrief Institute 12:15-1:15 - Lunch 1:15-2:35 - Regional and National Solutions -- Janet King, MidSouth eHealth Alliance -- Dan Rosenthal, MD, MSc, MPH -- National Quality Forum 2:35-2:50 - Break 2:50-4:10 - Future Trends in Patient Care -- Michael Stearns, MD, e-MDs -- Paul Tang, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation 4:10-4:15 - Closing Remarks -- Lori Hack, Object Health, LLC -- Carl Henning, MD, Redwood MedNet

SOURCE Redwood MedNet


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