EHR Implementation: Lessons from the Foxhole
Sunday March 14, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Attendees had better arrive early for this one because it is likely to be standing-room only. With many practices and hospitals implementing or updating EHRs, the hard-learned lessons in this session from those who have ventured into this electronic territory will be welcomed by many.

A must is the first lecture: an introduction to implementation and meaningful use. I don’t think it’s possible to take in too many sessions that review meaningful use. The term is key to receiving the government’s stimulus dollars and the interim proposed rule for its meaning can be daunting.

Moderator Dr. James Tcheng is co-chair of the ACC Health IT Committee. No doubt, he’s had experience navigating these waters before and he should be able to direct the flow of conversation so that attendees come away with a much better understanding of the issues involved with implementing an EHR.

As is said, a picture is worth a thousand words and this session offers two pictures, or rather, two case studies that promise to paint clear pictures in the minds of attendees. One case is of a successful EHR implementation, while the other is of a failed EHR implementation and the re-tooling for success. After attending this session, there will be no need for anyone to have to fail to learn. That has already been done so you can sail smoothly through your EHR adoption.

Location: Room B405

Speaker Information:

James E. Tcheng, MD, Durham, N.C.
Michael J. Mirro, MD, Fort Wayne, Ind.
John Windle, MD, Omaha, Neb.
Jay H. Alexander, MD, Deerfield, Ill.