Institute for Health Technology Transformation Announces Webinar on Meaningful Data for Meaningful Use Featuring Ponkshe Consulting Service and CliniComp, Intl.

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today a meaningful use webinar entitled "Meaningful Data for Meaningful Use: Addressing the Clinical Automation Gaps in Your ARRA Journey" scheduled to take place May 4th, 2010 at 1:00pm EDT.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today a meaningful use webinar entitled "Meaningful Data for Meaningful Use: Addressing the Clinical Automation Gaps in Your ARRA Journey" scheduled to take place May 4th, 2010 at 1:00pm EDT.

The webinar will feature insight from Suniti Ponkshe, Owner and CEO, Ponkshe Consulting Service and Alan Portela, President, CliniComp, Intl. They will be discussing how to ensure your ARRA/HITECH EMR strategy addresses clinical documentation in your high acuity areas; when the best time is to integrate high acuity clinical documentation into your EMR deployment; data opportunities that high acuity areas offer for achieving meaningful use; the key criteria for selecting a high acuity clinical documentation system; and how a best-of-suite approach to high acuity automation can integrate with your existing hospital information system.

In order to register, please go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/407283907

"The journey to achieving meaningful use requires provider organizations to carefully assess how to best meet the requirements from 2011 through 2015, " said Alan Portela, President, CliniComp, Intl. "There is now both an urgent need and a tremendous opportunity to focus on implementing clinical systems to meet the automation gaps which remain today, particularly within the high acuity areas of a hospital such as general and specialty intensive care units, pre and post anesthesia care, emergency department, and perinatal care."

Suniti Ponkshe is Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Ponkshe Consulting Services, an independent consulting company providing executive and technology services to private and public sector health care organizations. Ms. Ponkshe is a health care IT advisor and strategist to CliniComp, Intl. providing expert consultation to clients in strategic planning, operations management and technology services for electronic medical records.

Alan Portela has more than 20 years of leadership experience in IT as a strategic advisor for both prestigious medical centers and top-tier healthcare companies. An accomplished healthcare IT strategist and visionary, Mr. Portela helped define a virtual intensive care model based on the collection and presentation of real-time clinical data to caregivers, effectively reducing mortality rates caused by medical personnel shortages. As president of CliniComp, Intl., he is responsible for defining and managing the company's operating plan and ensuring the effective and timely allocation of all company resources to support client needs and achieve overall business goals.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.
http://www.ihealthtran.com

About CliniComp, Intl.

San Diego-based CliniComp, Intl. is a global provider of enterprise clinical documentation systems proven to improve the efficiency and safety of health care providers' highest-acuity workflows. The Essentris® EMR™ suite is the inpatient documentation solution for the U.S. Military Health System and has supported patient care at leading health care systems such as VA North Texas Health Care System, UCLA Health System, and Tenet Healthcare throughout the country for over 26 years. For more information, call 800.350.8202, visit http://www.clinicomp.com, follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/clinicompintl and find us on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/CliniComp.

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