Health IT Meaningful Usability Summit — Washington DC

Thomas Stringham, President and CTO of Cientis Technologies and AmericanEHR Partners, will be presenting alongside speakers from Congress, The Office of the National Coordinator, The Institute of Medicine, healthcare providers, and patients and caregivers at the Sudler eHealth Group and Health IT Now to Meaningful Usability Summit in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2012.

The half-day interactive session will explore the pressing policy issues related to usability, as driven by EHRs in the Meaningful Use Program and in the marketplace. Presenters will explore a host of issues and engage attendees in a broad discussion of key challenges and potential solutions related to usability that are driven by product design and federal/state policy. Key goals of the session will include identifying usability problems and solutions in the marketplace, creating standards and processes to improve product usability, and informing policy makers about leading ideas in the field.

Thomas Stringham, in his presentation — Survey Says …. MU isn’t Usability — will share data that has been collected since 2010 from thousands of physicians regarding EHR satisfaction and use. He will present insights and observations on key findings.

Presenters include:

  • Jacob Reider, MD, Acting Chief Medical Officer Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Christine Bechtel, VP, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • David Stumpf, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University
  • Don Detmer, MD, FACS, Medical Director, American College of Surgeons and Committee on Patient Safety and Health Information Technology, Institute of Medicine
  • Suzanne Allard Levingston, Healthcare Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Health IT Meaningful Usability Summit is taking place during National Health IT Week — September 10–14, 2012.

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