Join us for out annual joint meeting with the Baltimore AITP chapter. This year's joint meeting will be held in the Columbia, MD area on June 23, 2011. Our speaker will be Dr. Greg Marchand, M.D., Associate Medical Director, MedSTAR Transport Services, Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine at the
Washington Hospital Center The topic will be
Dr. Marchand will discuss how the US Government’s description and expectations of “Meaningful Use” (as defined in the HITECH provisions of ARRA), while well intentioned can often stifle meaningful innovation in Healthcare Information Technology.”
Many people argue that the health care industry is behind other industries in implementing information technology. One area of focus is electronic health records.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, signed into law on February 17, 2009, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, provides incentives to professionals and hospitals to implement costly hi-tech systems. But to qualify to receive these incentives, professionals and hospitals are required to show they are putting these systems to "meaningful use". But what exactly is meaningful use? And what effect might "meaningful use" have on future innovation in the health care industry?
To discuss the HITECH initiative and its effects, Dr. E. Gregory Marchand, M.D, our speaker, will clarify the issues surrounding this very important effort. Dr. Marchand will discuss how the US Government's description and expectations of "Meaningful Use" while well intentioned can often stifle meaningful innovation in Healthcare Information Technology.