Johnson Featured Panelist at Health Information Technology Conference
Electronic medical record adoption is the featured topic
June 7, 2010
Ralph Johnson, chief information officer of Franklin Community Health Network, will be a featured speaker at the Third Annual Statewide Quality Symposium titled Using Health Information Technology to Advance Quality, presented by the Maine Osteopathic Association, Maine Medical Association, and Maine Hospital Association.
The conference, which is taking place on June 10 in Rockport, Maine, brings together health care leaders from around the state including doctors, medical association members, and information technology (IT) administrators.
The keynote speaker is Joshua Seidman, PhD, acting director for the Meaningful Use Division of the Office of Provider Adoption Support at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). ONC is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
Johnson will present as part of a panel discussion called Electronic Medical Record Adoption: Success Stories and Lessons Learned. Others on the panel include: Dr. Jack Furbush, Osteopathic Center for Family Medicine; Dr. Scott Patch, InterMed; and Trudy Richmond, RN, Federally Qualified Health Center.
According to Johnson, Franklin Health’s 11 medical practices completed the transition to an electronic medical record (EMR) in December 2009. EMRs provide instant and complete patient information to consulting health care providers in medical offices, emergency rooms, hospitals, and other health facilities, improving patient safety and care by preventing the ordering of unnecessary tests and imaging procedures, and reducing medication errors.
Subscribe to our RSS news feed