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Sessions you don't want to miss: Sifting through the noise on health IT


Electronic Health Records

Patient Care Technology

HIT Regulations

MGMA Staff Members
The role of technology and innovation in healthcare has grown larger and more rapidly than most other drivers in the industry in recent decades.

To see it with your own eyes, you may need to stare at lines or code or pry open the plastic housing of a PC or smartphone.

We think there’s a better way. MGMA19 | The Annual Conference, Oct. 13-16 in New Orleans, will feature some of the industry’s top experts on artificial intelligence (A.I.), health IT policy, cybersecurity and more. They will sift through the noise around the buzziest of buzz words and show the real impact that emerging technologies and shifting regulations will have on your medical practice.

Listen to this recent MGMA Insights podcast to learn more straight from some of the experts who will ignite your curiosity at this year’s Annual Conference, such as Robert Tennant, MA, Director of Health IT Policy, MGMA Government Affairs; and Keith Dressler, DDS, MSD, CEO, Rhinogram.

Here are five can’t-miss sessions slated for New Orleans focusing on health IT:
  1. F01 — MGMA Health IT Policy Update (8-9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15): Led by Tennant, this session will provide up-to-date and timely information on critical health IT issues impacting medical groups coming from Congress, federal regulatory agencies and the private sector. Topics for the session include the new app environment and EHR certification, interoperability and tips to protect against cyberattacks.
  2. G01 — Getting Beyond the Hype: Artificial Intelligence in Today’s Medical Practice (10:10-11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15): This panel discussion featuring leaders in the realm of cloud-based healthcare solutions will show practical examples of how A.I., machine learning, FHIR and other industry buzz words can be used to transform medical practice management.
  3. H06 — Using Technology to Satisfy Transparency Regulations and Inform and Engage Patients (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15): Dominic Lorusso, director of partner engagement for FairHealth Inc., has spent years working on patient-provider communication and notes that cost has always been an issue. In this session, he will explore how price transparency tools can improve patient education about their financial responsibility and, in turn, enhance the patient-physician relationship.
  4. J01 — Delivering True Clinical Conversations Through Telehealth Adoption (10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16): Led by Dressler, this session will provide attendees with three examples of telehealth adoption that use image/document sharing, remote patient monitoring and virtual check-ins to enhance the care experience.
  5. H02 — The Changing Role of Medical Records – Risk Management, Compliance and HIPAA (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak, JD, MBA, Health Care Attorney, Partner, McDonald Hopkins LLC, says that for most healthcare organizations, it’s not a matter of if there will be a data breach — it’s likely more a matter of “when.” Her session will explore better managing risk and ensuring compliance in EHR documentation, HIPAA and other key areas of risk.
In addition to these education sessions, the Annual Conference also has a number of Spark Sessions — shorter, peer-to-peer discussions inside the Exhibit Hall — to help you talk through the toughest challenges you face in your practice and engage your problem-solving skills by networking with other practice leaders, all while earning continuing education credits (CEU, ACMPE and ACHE) in the process.

Registration is now open.

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