Date & Time: October 28, 2013, 6:40pm-7:40pm
Location: Leahy 50
Speaker: Jefferson McMillan, Clinical Informatics Analyst
Title: Improving Healthcare through HIT: The EHR Incentive Program
Description: As a critical part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the implementation of Health Information Technology was meant to lead to healthcare delivery and quality improvements. To encourage providers to adopt the HIT, incentive programs were implemented. Specifically, ARRA identified Electronic Health Records as an important HIT improvement, and thus started the CMS EHR Incentive Program. This lecture will explore specific parts of ARRA as they relate to the EHR Incentive Program, as well as how care delivery has changed since the implementation of the program in 2009. It will explore adoption rates and quality benchmarks, as well as specific requirements for continuing compliance with the program.
Presenter’s Bio: Jefferson McMillan is a Clinical Informatics Analyst with the Children’s National Health System, with over 7 years of experience in data handling and information technology. He leads innovative informatics research, to include clinical application of GIS, as well as serves as an informatics specialist on other research teams. Mr. McMillan is the Meaningful Use Coordinator, managing the EHR incentive Program for the inpatient and ED department, as well as for over 500 eligible providers in and around DC. Mr. McMillan serves as a leading expert on the Maryland Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, as well as DC and Virginia. Mr. McMillan is also currently assigned as a Co-Principal Investigator on evaluating Stage 3 Meaningful Use measures and their feasibility in the inpatient and ED environment. Mr. McMillan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has graduate training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University.