Beyond Meaningful Use

October 16, 3:00pm, EDT - 6:00pm, EDT

ETI Multi-purpose Room in Victoria Building
School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh Campus


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Dr. David Eibling, MD, surgeon from Veterans Administration in Pittsburgh  will present his views on the challenges that emerge once EMRs are implemented.  Risk of not finding the right information or misusing information increases as users proficiency in using EMR varies.  Frustration in searching through hundreds of encounters to find the information needed emerges. Dr. Eibling has been working with a team designing and testing tools that will simplify clinicians access to information and therefore contribute to minimize errors due to inadequate use of information.

Alberta Guy, RN, BSN, Senior Healthcare Systems Consultant will identify and lead a participant discussion on the challenges and opportunities faced by nursing professionals as EMRs are fully implemented.   Participants in the seminar will be encouraged to comment and contribute to the issues identified. 

Who should participate?

  • Health Information Systems  professionals working on improving the effectiveness of EMRs
  • Healthcare providers using EMRs interested in finding the challenges faces by users of EMR systems
  • Consultants who want to keep up with current issues and learn about EMR ergonomic issues dealing with safety and effectiveness.
  • Vendors looking for opportunities to let their products deliver value to healthcare delivery processes
  • Healthcare executives searching for better results on their investments in electronic medical records.

Program Includes:

3:00 – 3:30  Welcome and Registration
3:30 – 4:30  Dr. David Eibling: Why do you hate your EMR?
4:30 – 5:15  Alberta Guy: Challenges of Planning & Refining EMRs? 
5:15 – 6:00  Networking & Discussion

CEU Credits: 1.5

The purpose of this activity is to have a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities for achieving meaningful use with the EHR.  At the end of this sessions participants will be able to: 

  • Explain how current design of medical records present challenges to healthcare delivery professionals.
  • Identify opportunities to diminish EMR challenges as the front line user.
  • Provide a list of potential problems that emerge with the use of fully integrated clinical information


For Nursing this seminar provides 1.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours. This program is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and WPHIMSS. 


The University of Pittsburgh is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



There are two entrances to the School of Nursing:

1.Lothrop St -Entrance is in the ground floor,
a)take two sets of escalators to get to  floor 1.
b)Bear left to go to 2nd floor, then go right  and look for the ETI multi-purpose room
2.Darragh St - Entrance is on the ground floor,
a)Take elevator to the 2nd floor
b)Bear left and look for the ETI multi-purpose room
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