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We are proud to announce that our very own Janine Akers has been chosen to present at two upcoming medical association events in September. Find details about these events, as well as the subjects Janine will be discussing below.

Northeastern Ohio Medical Group Manager’s Association (NEOMGMA) – September 7

janine-speaker-bioThis event will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 8am to 4pm at the Kent State Stark Professional Education and Conference Center.
Come hear industry thought leader, Janine Akers, discuss the hottest topics about HIPAA, Release of Information, HITECH Act, Meaningful Use and EMR Conversion.  Regardless of where you are on the onramp to the EMR Super Highway, this presentation promises to be packed with nuggets that can benefit everyone.  This interactive conversation will be filled with trends, experience, anecdotes and many examples of if/then scenarios for you to consider.

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 – Understanding some key details about (5) of the controversial measures
  • The HITECH Act Changes to HIPAA – Notification of Breach and Accounting of Disclosure
  • Industry Trends – Record Retention, Record Distribution,  Record Conversion

HOA HFMA Missouri Chapter Meeting– September 22

“The Future of Healthcare Financing” will be held on Thursday, September 22, from 9am to 5pm at the Marriott St. Louis West. This sixth annual conference is being hosted by the greater St. Louis Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Missouri Healthcare Executives Group, and the Midwest Gateway Chapter of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.
Janine Akers will be speaking on the panel during the breakout session “The HITECH Act and Meaningful Use: The Path to Electronic Health Records.” Interest in electronic health record (EHR) systems is gaining momentum, and development of an EHR adoption strategy is crucial to the success of healthcare organizations. The effective use of EHRs is essential to achieve advances in healthcare quality and to improve patient safety. The challenges to adopting an EHR system include insufficient financial resources and lack of buy-in from physicians. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides incentives for institutions that implement such a system as well as potential future penalties for institutions that do not. During this program, panelists will be discussing the strategies that healthcare executives can employ to address the selection, planning and implementation of an EHR system.

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