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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today a health information technology certification webinar entitled "HIT Certification Standard, Process, and Programs: Really Important, and Not Nearly As Dull As It Sounds" scheduled to take place April 27th, 2010 at 1:00pm EDT.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today a health information technology certification webinar entitled "HIT Certification Standard, Process, and Programs: Really Important, and Not Nearly As Dull As It Sounds" scheduled to take place April 27th, 2010 at 1:00pm EDT.

The webinar will feature insight from Howard Burde, Principle, Howard Burde Health Law http://www.burdelaw.com. He will be discussing the outstanding issues in the development of the certification standards and in the recognition of certifying bodies.

"The HITECH Act requires the development standards and a process for the certification of health information technology", said Howard Burde. "Certification is intended to assure the market that the certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) offers the necessary technology capability, functionality, and security to meet meaningful use criteria. Providers, of course, must use certified EHR's in a meaningful way in order to obtain reimbursement under the ARRA incentive program."

The webinar will also address and review the process for development of certification criteria by comparison to the meaningful use criteria, examine the substance of the certification criteria, discuss who will certify, and how health reform will impact certification or certified EHR's.

In order to register, please go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/943746866

Howard A. Burde, is a nationally recognized Health Information Technology lawyer, who provides general counsel and health law advice to health information technology and health care businesses, providers and payers. He is a dynamic health industry leader who helps clients build health care businesses and counsels health care organizations.

Howard is an advisory Board Member of the Health Information Management Systems Society ("HIMSS") (the health information technology trade association); a frequent speaker and representative of HIMSS; and the Founder and organizer of the HIMSS/HIT Venture Fair and the Building Your HIT Business program.

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

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