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Electronic Medical Records: The Double Edged Sword

February 14, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Business Center 225
Contact Name: Cynthia Opakunle
Contact Phone: 410-837-5210
Contact E-mail: copakunle@ubalt.edu

 

The School of Health and Human Services invites you to a discussion:
Electronic Medical Records: The Double Edged Sword
 
Tina DiFranco, JD
 
Presentation – BC 225
 
1:30 – 2:30 Thursday February 14, 2013
 
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) mandate the meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMR) by 2014.   The desired outcome is directed towards improving medical documentation, increasing efficiency, improving quality of care, reducing redundancy, maximizing code revenues and improving inter and intra office communications. However, the inherent design of EMRs, coupled with user errors, may increase liability risks. 
 
This presentation will provide insight into the considerations and challenges encountered when implementing and using an EMR system.