Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CMS Education Targets Meaningful Use, Patient Safety

HDM Breaking News, June 30, 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced new educational initiatives covering meaningful use of electronic health records and the new $500 million Partnership for Patients campaign to increase the safety of care.

The EHR Learning Center of Medscape now offers curricula where providers can earn continuing medical education credits while learning about the particulars of the meaningful use programs, stages of meaningful use, important dates and benefits to patients. Free registration and additional information are available here.

The CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation on July 6 will host the second in a series of free Web seminars on patient safety under the Partnership for Patients initiative. The seminar will focus on reducing readmissions resulting from complications during a transition of care. Speakers include Mary Naylor, R.N., professor of gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; and Eric Coleman, M.D., CMO at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. More information, registration and a list of topics for upcoming seminars are available here.

-- Joseph Goedert

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