The Meaningful Use Paradigm: Connecting Providers, Engaging Patients and Transforming Healthcare

12/11/2014 2:00pm, EST - 6:00pm, EST

Global Center for Health Innovation | Cleveland, OH


1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

This event is part of a series of Regional Event Offerings being held in Cleveland, OH between December 11-13, 2014.  Please refer to the attached "Cleveland RE Flyer" at the bottom of this website for additional events and corresponding websites.

Event Description

HIMSS congratulates those eligible providers who have successfully attested by demonstrating Meaningful Use of their EHR’s.  During this in-person, dinner event, experts will address the required Meaningful Use criteria and provide you with the resources, tools, guidance, and the practical know-how to continue on a successful path towards achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria and beyond.  During this event, our experts will provide an overview of Meaningful Use criteria, as well as an in-depth discussion on successful patient engagement activities.  The evening will conclude with a panel discussion on other Meaningful Use initiatives featuring local subject matter experts.

Event Learning Objectives

  • Review the CMS Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program criteria and updates required for attestation.
  • Identify best practices associated with increasing patient awareness and engagement.
  • Discuss local initiatives, challenges and lessons learned through an interactive discussion featuring local subject matter experts.


5:00 - 6:00 Registration and Networking Reception

6:00 - 6:30 Dinner Begins

6:30 - 6:45 Welcome Remarks

6:45 - 7:30 Session #1 - Overview of Meaningful Use Requirements

Session One Description:

Early adopters of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology has provided the opportunity for both eligible providers (EPs) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to participate in the CMS EHR Medicare or Medicaid Incentive program.  Many of these healthcare providers have recognized financial benefits and value from achieving Stage 1 Meaningful Use (MU) and attesting for corresponding EHR incentives.  This session will provide an overview of the current program requirements and updates published as of the August 2014 final rule, as well as afford participants with the knowledge necessary to achieve the EHR Incentive Program requirements.

Session One Learning Objectives:

  • Review the CMS Meaningful Use timeline and overall purpose.
  • Discuss the current Meaningful Use Core, Menu and Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) criteria
  • Identify challenges eligible providers and staff may face and discuss how to overcome those obstacles.

7:30 - 8:15 Session #2 - Physician and Patient Engagement

Session Two Description:

Multiple forces for change in patient readiness to actively engage in their healthcare present many challenges for providers and other clinicians. During this session, subject matter experts will identify all of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements associated with increasing patient engagement and awareness and the technologies that support those initiatives.  In addition, attendees will gain insight into how to overcome barriers to increase patient engagement and successfully meet Meaningful Use requirements.

Session Two Learning Objectives:

  • Define key activities for patient engagement required to achieve Meaningful Use criteria.
  • Describe how the current technologies enable access to data, including patient portals and secure messaging.
  • Discuss challenges associated with provider and patient readiness and practical solutions to help overcome those barriers and achieve Meaningful Use criteria.
  • Review successful use of Health IT to achieve Meaningful Use criteria for patient engagement.

8:15 - 8:45 Session #3 - EHR Meaningful Use Initiatives: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Best Practices

Session Three Description:

During the Panel Discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive discussion with local subject matter experts or HIMSS staff currently working on EHR Meaningful Use initiatives and share lessons learned and best practices regarding increasing patient engagement, electronic exchange of clinical data for transitions of care and public health reporting, patient privacy and data security.  Local experts within each community will be invited to participate on this panel discussion. 

8:45 - 9:00 Closing Remarks


  • Dan Paoletti Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership and CliniSync Health Information Exchange. 
  • Robert White, MD, FAAFP, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Cleveland Clinic and President-Elect, Northern Ohio HIMSS Chapter.
  • Kathy LeBrew, Vice President for Information Technology, Patient, Physician, Innovation Systems, University Hosptials.
  • Barb Bungard, RN, Manager of IT Regulatory Operations, Akron Children’s Hospital.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HIMSS. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this event for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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