Birmingham, Ala. (PRWEB) August 30, 2009
Is Meaningful Use a game changer for your hospital? Remember how HIPAA created new positions called security, privacy or compliance officers. Why? To ensure hospitals and their vendors met the requirements and protected the hospital from possible penalties.
Meaningful Use has incorporated eHealth technologies, practices and processes as part of what will become an integral strategic component within the hospital. Like HIPAA, the emergence of an eHealth Officer will become critical. Why? To ensure hospitals and their vendors comply to Meaningful Use and avoid penalties, but unlike the un-funded HIPAA, hospitals will be incented to comply.
Join us for the next reThinking eHealth Webinar, as the presenters discuss the emerging need for an eHealth Experience Officer. Cheryl Eck, who has served as the Director of eHealth at Edward Hospital and Health Services in Illinois for the past three years, will provide information on how to effectively operate an eHealth office and interact with departments and hospital executives across the organization. Debbie Sarra, MEDSEEK's eHealth Office Program Manager, will share how she is helping organizations oversee, manage and build eHealth offices in their facilities.
Garett Trumpower, VP of Strategy and Consulting for MEDSEEK, will explain the added benefits to a hospital of an eHealth Officer, including ways to increase revenue numbers, decrease expenses, improve hospital staff productivity and use the facets of eHealth to gain market share in the surrounding community. In addition, Garett will reveal some of the consequences a hospital might face if they do not establish an eHealth office within the next two to three years.
To register, visit http://www.medseek.com/rethinkingehealth. As part of MEDSEEK's commitment to advancing eHealth education, the reThinking eHealth Educational Webinar Series is provided for individuals in the healthcare industry at no cost. Attendees must register to participate.