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EHR Adoption in Underserved Communities: Time is of the Essence!

NHIT EHR Adoption

Webinar:  "EHR Adoption in Underserved Communities: Time is of the Essence!" Overview

Date:  June 20th, 2013


Highlights of ONC's May 2013 report on HIT, the underserved and health disparities…. Multicultural insights from the field…. Strategies to increase HIT uptake among minority providers.


This webinar will highlight the impact of HIT on the underserved and health disparities, with a focus on ONC's recent report. (Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and those with Health Disparities)  HIMSS Latino Community has as its mission to promote and advance the promise of health IT delivery in the Latino community. The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) works to assure that providers and consumers, with a focus on communities of color, benefit from HIT advances.  Panelists will present views on HIT adoption from multicultural perspectives.

  •     Highlight key findings and recommendations from ONC report
  •     Clarify timelines to be met to receive incentives
  •     Identify adoption supports and potential barriers as reported by physicians
  •     Address information/data needs to track adoption rates among minority providers
  •     Discuss strategies to boost adoption rates  and  options for implementation

    Luis Belen, HIMSS Latino Community Founding Co-Chair, and NHIT Senior Consultant

Panelists (Click on the panelist name to view their slides)
  • David R. Hunt, MD, FACS, Medical Director, HIT Adoption & Patient Safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
  • Byron Sogie Thomas, MS, Director, Office of Health Policy and Government Relations, National Medical Association
  • Tony Fernandez, Executive Director, Ponce School of Medicine health Information Exchange Regional Extension Center
  • Ruth T. Perot, MAT, Managing Director, National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved

Recorded Webinar

 The webinar is also available on the WebEx service site. Click the link below to play it:

Added Saturday, June 15th, 2013 by Luis Belen

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