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Improving Care Coordination with Online Services

Improving Care Coordination with Online Services

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So, your hospital or medical group has just spent a ton of money on a HIS or EMR. No doubt, in this time of ARRA HI-TECH and “meaningful use” it is the prudent thing to do. Now what? You see, digitizing health information is just the start of the journey in transforming health and healthcare. There is much more to do. In fact, the real game changer doesn’t lie with the electronic medical record. The game changer is how we use that digital information to improve care quality, cost, efficacy, and access. An important, if not the most important, opportunity is to use information technology to improve work flow efficiency, especially around core communication and collaboration capabilities. With such technologies in place, leading healthcare organizations are able to dramatically improve care coordination. And if you have any imperative to prepare your hospital or clinic for “accountable care”, such coordination is essential.

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Whether your organization is working to meet the government's meaningful use requirements or you need a better system for connecting with referring physicians and patients, finding an IT solution to address care coordination issues is probably one of your most pressing issues.
To improve coordination of care, more and more healthcare organizations are enabling their care teams to work from the same, complete patient health information. They are working to ensure that such information is appropriately shared with the right stakeholders over time and across facilities and practitioners.

Here is your opportunity to learn from from your peers in a special web cast from Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group.  The Webcast will take place on Tuesday, March 15th at 10 AM Pacific Time, 1 PM Eastern. 

During this webcast Karen Green (CIO, Brooks Rehabilitation) and Eric Moll (CAO, Mason General Hospital) will discuss how their organizations are leveraging Microsoft HealthVault Community Connect to better support their patients, referring providers and bottom lines.
Since attendance is limited, please register soon.

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During this webcast you will learn:

How Brooks Rehabilitation and Mason General Hospital are using Microsoft HealthVault Community Connect to better connect with their patients and referring communities

How HealthVault Community Connect can help you meet the Meaningful Use requirements related to "enabling patients and families" and "improving care coordination"

How HealthVault Community Connect can help clinicians improve the quality of care by providing them with a longitudinal view of their patients' health information

How providers can offer new online services to their patients and reduce cost of care by leveraging the rich ecosystem of HealthVault-enabled applications and devices

Complimentary White Paper

Attend this event and receive a copy of the white paper, Care Coordination Approaches with Microsoft Technologies.

Register now.

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Sponsored by:

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Karen Green
CIO
Brooks Rehabilitation


Eric Moll
CAO
Mason General Hospital

Moderator:
David Cerino
General Manager, Health Solutions Group
Microsoft


Learn more about our featured speakers

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Bill Crounse, MD                       Senior Director, Worldwide Health                                     Microsoft

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