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Health Information Technology Webinar Series HIT Initiatives: A National Perspective

Please join us for the first webinar of a 3-part series which will consist of presentations detailing strategies for health information technology (HIT) implementation at the national, state, and member practice levels.

The first webinar will focus on HIT at the national level. This webinar is being sponsored by the AAP Child Health Informatics Center (CHIC) and Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT).

Speaker: Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP
Dr. Lehmann is a neonatologist and is Director of Clinical Information Technology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins University. He has served as education chair for the AAP Council on Clinical Information Technology and is the founding Medical Director of the Child Health Informatics Center. He is one of the editors of the textbook Pediatric Informatics and a founder of Dermatlas and the Editor in Chief of Applied Clinical Informatics. Dr. Lehmann's interests and research have focused on issues related to computer assisted medical education as well as improving safety through medical informatics applications.

At the conclusion of this activity the participant will be able to:
Define HIT
Describe how HIT relates to pediatrics
Describe AAP HIT infrastructure and core areas of focus
Define Meaningful Use

This live 60-minute session will be presented on Wednesday August 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM ET and will include time for questions and answers. The session will be recorded at posted on the CHIC Web site for later viewing.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Wednesday August 15, 2012 2:00-2:00 PM EST
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Archived Events

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    Participants can register for the web events by visiting Well Aware is sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Health, with federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

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  • The National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) and CityMatCH host regular Webinars. You can access archived events, including recent Web casts on health disparities and youth development, through the City MatCH Web site. The calendar for their Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health Web cast series also is available.

  • The National Institute for Health Care Management, Inc. (NIHCM) sponsors Web casts on adolescent topics. A list of their archived Web casts, as well as upcoming events, can be found at the NIHCM Web site.

  • The Association for Maternal & Child Health Program has regular Web casts as part of their Adolescent Health Information Series.
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