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2012 Health Information Technology Webinars


America’s Most Wired Communities Share Lessons for Community

Health Centers – A Beacon Community Two Part Series

Part 1: September 21, 2012 1-2pm EST; Crescent City Beacon Community (New Orleans, LA)
Part 2: September 28, 2012 1-2pm EST; Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (Detroit, MI)
Online Registration Deadline: September 19, 2012

The SE Michigan (Detroit) and Crescent City (New Orleans) are 2 of 17 ONC-funded Beacon Communities, who are demonstrating how investments in health IT, innovative care models and improvement capabilities can achieve the 3-part aim of better health, better care at lower cost for the safety net. Several communities have prioritized their interventions and investments to address the unique needs of safety net care providers; work in this domain was accelerated by a joint funding award between ONC and HRSA to all FQHCs in the Beacon catchment area. Leaders from the SE Michigan and Crescent City Beacon Communities will share insights, challenges and early successes to help shape the path for others who are investing in health IT to modernize care for the safety net.

Why this webinar series will benefit you and your staff?

By the end of this webinar series, you will:

  1. Understand how EHR capabilities, data accuracy and improvement methods, including vendor partnerships, achieve results for high risk patients and providers;
  2. Prioritize use cases for exchange of health information to meet the needs of safety net providers and patients;
  3. Consider opportunities and limitations of mobile technology to engage consumers and community partners to improve community-wide risk of diabetes through the Text4health case study example.

Janhavi Kirtane, Director of Clinical Transformation, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Terrisca Des Jardins, SE Michigan Beacon Community Program Director

Dr. Herb Smitherman, Wayne State University, and CEO of Health Centers Detroit Foundation (SE Michigan Beacon Community)

Dr. Anjum Khurshid, Louisiana Public Health Institute, Crescent City Beacon Community Program Director

Dr. Keith Winfrey, NOELA Community Health Center, Medical Director

Nebeyou Abebe, Louisiana Public Health Institute, Crescent City Beacon Community, Communication Lead

Registration Rate:
FREE to members and non-members             

Register online here.

For more information, contact Carla Brathwaite at or (301) 347-0400.




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