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Meaningful Use and Quality Improvement: Stage One

Credit(s): 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: PME-MUQI1/GEN
Access: Available until August 08, 2016
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    The Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, promotes the adoption of health information technology (HIT) throughout the health care industry. It offers physicians who treat Medicare and Medicaid patients monetary incentives to adopt and meaningfully use an interoperale electronic health record (EHR). Incentive payments for Texas physicians have exceeded $300 million and continue to grow.



    Released:      Aug. 8, 2013

    Expires:        Aug. 8, 2016



    Target Audience

    This program is designed for physicians in all specialties



    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this publication, participants should be able to:


    1. Summarize meaningful use and eligibility for federal electronic health record (EHR) incentives through the Medicare and Medicaid programs;

    2. Discuss the quality of care, patient safety, and efficiency benefits of an EHR; and

    3. Explain potential for quality improvement through EHR quality reports, patient engagement, and care coordination.


    Teaching Methods

    The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation.


    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    1 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    Shannon S. Vogel, Director, Health Information Technology

    Shannon Vogel has been at the Texas Medical Association since 1999 and currently directs the Health Information Technology department, which provides advocacy, education, and resources for Texas physicians.  Previously, she managed TMA's Practice Management Seminars and Publications.  Shannon serves on the Board of the Austin chapter of HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society).  She received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and is pursuing a master’s degree in health informatics through the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.





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