Introduction to Electronic Health Records and Health IT: What it means to Healthcare Providers and Patients
Archive from February 15, 2012
Colleen Woods, New Jersey Health IT Coordinator, who is part of the Governor’s Office, hosted this first Webinar in the 2012 Webinar series on Electronic Health Records and Health IT.
Keynote: David Blumenthal, Former National Health IT Coordinator with NJ Physicians and Health IT Leaders
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New Jersey Hospitals, Physicians and Healthcare Professionals are rolling out EHRs and Health IT as part of a nationwide movement to improve healthcare with the use of computers and health information technology. The goal is to have a real-time patient record, called an Electronic Health Record (EHR), for every person in New Jersey by 2014. The Webinar will feature the first national physician leader of the current Health IT initiative who will be joined by New Jersey physician leaders in describing what EHRs and Health IT are, the value to both physicians and patients, and what patients and physicians can anticipate.
-David Blumenthal, MD, MPP
Former National Coordinator for Health IT (2009-2011) Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA
New Jersey Health IT Coordinator
-Thomas R. Ortiz, MD,FAAP
Chair, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians
Family Physician and Medical Director, Forest Hill Family Health Associates, Newark
-Mary Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP
President-elect Medical Society of New Jersey
Family Physician and Primary Care Medical Director, Virtua Medical Group, Lumberton
-Douglas Ashinsky, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Physician, Warren Internal Medicine, Warren
Executive Director, NJ-HITEC, New Jersey’s Regional Extension Center
For more information on the New Jersey Health IT Program, see http://www.nj.gov/njhit
Thanks to NJ HIMSS, the organization hosting this Webinar series.