Beyond Stage One Meaningful Use Education

12/3/2013 2:30pm, EST - 6:00pm, EST

HIMSS congratulates those eligible providers who have successfully attested by demonstrating their meaningful use of EHR’s.  This in-person event will address some of the major Meaningful Use changes beyond Stage 1 criteria.  Our subject matter experts will provide you with the resources, tools, the guidance, and the practical know-how to continue on a successful path towards achieving Meaningful Use initiatives throughout 2014 and beyond. 

During this event, our experts will provide an overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria, as well as an in-depth discussion on Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), in order to ensure and realize the many benefits which can be recognized in the Meaningful Use Health IT journey.  We will also offer a glimpse into local Health Information Exchange initiatives and Regional Extension Center services.


Overall Series Learning Objectives:

  • Review the CMS Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria that need to be implemented in order to achieve Stage 2 MU criteria and attest for Stage 2 EHR Incentives.
  • Discuss the Clinical Quality Measures required for Meaningful Use Stage 2, as well as new CMS reporting capabilities.
  • Discuss local initiatives, challenges and lessons learned through an interactive discussion featuring local subject matter expert

5:30 – 6:30 Registration and Networking Reception

6:30 – 7:00 Dinner

7:00 – 7:45 Session #1 - Overview of Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements

7:45 – 8:30 Session #2 - Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)

8:30 – 9:00 Session #3 - EHR Meaningful Use Initiatives: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Best Practices


  • David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, is a practicing internist and pediatrician and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer of the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics Research and Education (CCIRE).  He received his BSE in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University, and his MD, MS, and PhD in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Following his chief residency, Dr. Kaelber was a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellow at the Center for Information Technology Leadership and Partners Healthcare, while completing his MPH at Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Cathy Costello currently heads the Regional Extension Center program provided by the Ohio Health Information Partnership and its seven Regional Partners. Her legal background helps her to understand the complex system of Health Information Technology and Meaningful Use. Before helping to establish the Regional Extension Center program for The Partnership, Cathy worked for the Ohio State Medical Association as a legislative liaison, legal counsel and practice economics director. She worked extensively with various state agencies on issues that affected physician practices. Cathy represented the OSMA on the Ohio Board of Regents Committee on Physician Supply, which studied issues created by an aging population and a shrinking physician base. She has worked extensively on healthcare reimbursement issues to help improve payment systems for both the providers and the public. Cathy edited several editions of the book, Physician’s Guide to Ohio Law.
  • Dan Paoletti, CEO, CliniSync and Ohio Health Information Partnership has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his sales, management and health information technology expertise have influenced the success of this organization. As a liaison to Ohio’s hospitals, major medical associations and health systems throughout Ohio, Dan’s collaborative spirit brings sometimes diverse and competitive entities together to work on what is best for our healthcare system and the citizens of Ohio.
  • Dr. Diane Butler is a board certified pediatrician who received her medical degree from Ohio State University and completed her residency at the Cleveland Clinic. She has been in pediatric practice in the Parma area since 1981 and began Parma Pediatrics, Inc. in 1995. She is a past member and officer of the Northern Ohio Pediatric Society and also belongs to the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland/Northern Ohio Medical Association. Dr. Butler has been a frequent speaker at local Preschool PTA meetings, on the Morning Exchange and WCLV's Health Lines discussing such topics as sibling rivalry, talking to children about sexual issues, TV violence, common behavioral problems in children and many other topics. Dr. Butler is currently Chair, Department of Pediatrics, at Parma Community General Hospital.