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Session Information

SYM S001 - Electronic Health Records (EHRs): Hot Topics

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 603

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Robin M. Berger, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Francoise Gilbert, JD - Handout
  • Mark Levine
  • Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD
  • Daniel M. Siegel, MD, MS, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Assess how dermatologists and other physicians are using their EHRs to address the many penalties and regulatory changes due to take place over the next 2 years
  • Discuss how to enhance patient safety, strengthen care coordination, and participate in quality improvements through EHR systems
  • Implement an EHR utilizing best practices and optimizing efficiency

As federal incentive programs for EHR adoption continue and subsequent penalties are scheduled to take effect in 2015, this session will examine the use of EHRs in dermatology practices. The session will feature presentations by practicing dermatologists and experts in the field of EHR optimization who will share best practices, guidance on navigating the extensive regulatory environment surrounding EHRs and assistance on implementation strategies. Additionally, this session will provide updates on meaningful use, compliance with new regulatory requirements including HIPAA, PQRS, ICD-10 and other regulatory mandates.


Friday, March 21
9:00 AM2014. The Perfect Storm? / Dr. Kaufmann
9:25 AMDelivery System Reform and Healthcare / Dr. Levine
9:55 AMMeaningful Use: Is it Meaningful or Useful? / Dr. Siegel
10:15 AMEHRs and HIPAA: Ouch! / Gilbert
10:40 AMICD-10: The Problem, and Potential Solutions / Dr. Mariwalla
11:05 AMReport from the Trenches: Meaningful Use Audit / Dr. Berger
11:30 AMQuestions and Answers / All faculty