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2006 Health Information Technology Expo

2006 Health Information Technology Expo
Co-sponsored by
Richmond County Medical Society
and the Staten Island District of the NY Chapter of the American College of Physicians

Saturday, June 24, 2006
8:30 am to 3:00 pm


8:45 am    John Maese, MD
        Opening Statement

9:00am    Alan L. Silver, MD-IPRO
        Pay for Performance

10:15am    Suzanne Columbus, DOQ-IT
        Sr. EHR Implementation Advisor

11:15am    Salvatore Volpe, MD
        Practice Automation, Patient Portals, EHR and Closing Statements

12:15pm    Lunch

12:45pm    Vendor Demos

You must pre-register to reserve your place
$25 for Richmond County Medical Society Members and $40 for Non-Members

To Register:
Checks must be received by Friday June 18, 2006
Payable to:  Richmond County Medical Society
1034 Targee Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

For questions please contact the Medical Society Office at 718-442-7267

-- Edited by svolpe at 23:06, 2006-06-20


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The EXPO went rather well today.

We also had a mini presentation on CCHIT.ORG by Dr Abha Agrawal.

We had an impressive number of vendors presenting their products and services.
Unoffically, I would guess that the representation of attendees was split almost evenly between primary care and specialists. In addition to Staten Island physicians, we had guests from Manhatten and Long Island.

The speakers' presentations were well received.
All the attendees and vendors were invited to join this forum and share their experiences and insights.


-- Edited by svolpe at 00:38, 2006-06-25


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RE: 2006 Health Information Technology Expo: Lecture details

Richmond County Medical Society HIT Expo
June 24, 2006. Lecture details

The Richmond County Medical Society and the American College of Physicians co-sponsored a Health Information Technology Expo on June 24, 2006 which included presentations and hands on demonstrations by over a dozen vendors.

Dr John Maese was the first speaker and introduced the remaining speakers. Dr Maese reviewed the many issues involved for physicians interested in adding an Electronic Health Record to their practice.

Dr Alan Silver, from IPRO, presented DOQ-T, a government sponsored program which in addition to providing tips on the evaluation of Electronic Health Records, provides free tools and consulting services. Dr Silver also discussed P4P, or Pay for Performance programs. These programs whether sponsored by the government or commercial health plans provide physicians and hospitals with the opportunity to earn additional payments if certain benchmarks are met.

Dr Abha Agrawal presented addtional details on its composition and function.

Dr Salvatore Volpe presented his practice’s experiences with Electronic Health Records and other HIT products. Patients are given the opportunity to complete a Pre-Visit questionnaire at home or work via the internet or a wireless device in the waiting room. This information is then reviewed with the patient in the exam room. Dr Volpe offers each patient a printed copy of each office visit which includes the reason for the visit, the physical exam, the diagnoses and plan of action. Copies of patient summaries may be faxed to the hospital for review by the hospital staff if a patient is admitted. Patients and their caregivers will be given access to their medical summaries via a Physician-Patient Portal. For non-urgent matters, Dr Volpe reviewed online Virtual office visits. Dr Volpe invited attendees and vendors to join an online HIT forum for the free discussion of topics which would then available to all for future reference.

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