Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CCHIT Town Call's anticipated gist: "HURRY UP."

Hate to say, "I told you so," but CCHIT's latest take on the long road to EMR adoption goes a little something like:

HURRY UP.

Their latest statement, released earlier today, urges health care providers not to wait until Spring of 2010 to begin adoption, because this will most likely prevent them from establishing meaningful use by the 2011 deadline. Press release excerpted below:

“We are concerned that providers could not achieve meaningful EHR use in 2011 if they wait until Spring 2010 – the expected date of HHS final approval of requirements – to begin adopting this technology,” said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., Commission chair. “CCHIT has analyzed the recommendations of the Federal HIT Advisory Committees and is preparing to offer new paths to certification beginning this October. We invite vendors and developers to join us on a Town Call as we finalize the details of this process.”

CCHIT's Town Call, the latest in a series of group web conference whose intention is to incorporate the thoughts and concerns of doctors, practice administrators, as well as EMR vendors, will be hosted on September 3 at 1PM EST. Complete information on how to join the discussion listed below.


DATE: 9/3/2009
TIME: 1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CDT
WEB CONFERENCING: Information on how to link up online available here.

AUDIO: To use computer audio, you need speakers and microphone, or a headset.

To use telephone conferencing:
US/Canada Dial-in #: (866) 900-5706
Conference ID: 27236682

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