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Center holding training for doctors on using electronic medical records

New Hampshire health care providers interested in learning about meaningful use of electronic health records in their practice can sign up for a free web training this week.

Sponsored by the Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire, the session will be hosted by Jaime Dupuis, a consultant from the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, who will explain how clinical quality measures, or CQMs, and health information exchanges, or HIEs, function together to support care coordination.

Dupuis will describe strategies for understanding reporting and submission requirements of CQM, as well as discuss alignment of CQMs with other quality measures, such as HEDIS, PQRS and PCMH. The webinar will also cover the various HIE options open to New Hampshire providers and practices that should help them meet the deadlines for meaningful use of electronic records under the 2009 federal stimulus bill.

Don’t know what those acronyms really mean? This might be a good use of an hour. The session will be held Wednesday morning at 8:15 and Thursday afternoon at 12:15.

To attend the online session on Wednesday, visit global.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join/666525333. To listen to the accompanying conference call, dial in at 1-866-951-1151. The conference D number is 9404450 and the meeting ID number is 666-525-333.

The web location for Thursday’s session is global.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join/7102809605. Phone conference log-in information: 866-951-1151, conference ID number: 9404450; meeting ID: 710-809-605

The Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire was created by the Department of Health and Human Services using funds in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, to be one of 62 centers across the country aimed at helping health care providers transition to electronic health records and achieve meaningful use of electronic record systems.

(Sarah Palermo can be reached at 369-3322 or spalermo@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @SPalermoNews.)

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