AITP DC hosts "Healthcare IT: Meaningful Use vs. Meaningful Innovation", Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00pm

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6pm - 9pm EDT Thursday, June 23 2011
Portalli's Italian Restaurant, 8085 Main St. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Association of IT Professionals (AITP)
Washington, DC, Chapter - Founded 1955

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Healthcare IT: Meaningful Use vs. Meaningful Innovation"

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.

Dr. Marchand is a graduate of San Diego State University in San Diego, CA, and earned his Medical Degree at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he served as chief resident in his final year. He has over 15 years of experience in Medicine and Medical Informatics. He is currently employed by MedStar Health at Washington Hospital Center where he serves as Senior Attending Physician and the Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also the Associate Medical Director of MedStar Transport Services and concurrently serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Marchand is a Business Guest at Microsoft Corporation working with the Health Solutions Group.

Potential members and guests are welcome at our monthly meetings. Come and network with your IT peers. Invite your friends and make your reservations early.

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Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011

6:00: Check-in and social hour
6:45: Dinner is served
7:30: Announcements
7:45: Presentation
9:00: Adjourn

Where: Portalli's, 8085 Main St. Ellicott City, MD 21043

How: Pay by cash or check at the door.

Members: $20
Non-Members: $30
Students: $15

The cost includes a three-course dinner including either grilled salmon, chicken picatta or penne with marinara sauce. A cash bar is available.

Directions: Portalli's, 8085 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD. A municipal parking lot is located at 8267 Main Street just behind the office of the Howard County Tourism Council‎. Parking meters are free after 6 p.m.
Coming from Washington, Portalli's is 30 minutes and 24 miles from I-95 and I-495 (College Park). Coming from Baltimore Portalli's is 20 minutes and 13 miles from I-95 and I-695.

Upcoming meetings - Save the dates:

Next Meeting July 14, 2011 - "Continuous Process Improvements (CPI) Initiatives for IT Leadership Career Advancement"

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