Sponsored by the ASCRS•ASOA Health Information Technology Committee and moderated by Committee Chair Candace S. Simerson, COE, this year’s HIT symposium will cover components of MACRA that specifically relate to the health IT industry, such as the exchange of health information, the reporting on information to public health organizations and clinical data registries and protecting patient health information.
Allison Madson, ASCRS manager of regulatory affairs, will provide an overview of the Advancing Care Information category in MIPS and what it means for your practice. Valerie Salmeri, product manager for MedNetwoRx, will offer Health IT insights on how we can ensure proper IT management through the exchange of health information and reporting of information as MACRA is implemented. Salmeri explains, “The requirements for 2017 are reduced, but it’s not the time for your practice to relax. Now is the time to prepare, and be sure your EHR vendor is preparing, for the strengthened requirements yet to come.”
In addition, Charles Killmer, security officer for Netgain Technology, will join us to discuss how we can ensure security and proper IT management as MACRA is implemented. According to Killmer, “Ransomware is here to stay. Criminals have proven the benefits of this business model and will only continue to improve upon it. The urgency of timely access to information in the medical industry makes health care a prime target for extortion.” Killmer's presentation will address how practices can enhance security and receive MACRA incentives.
During the symposium, there will be an open discussion period to discuss current hot topics in the health IT industry. Don’t miss this and many other valuable educational opportunities. Register today for the ASCRS Annual Meeting. You can view the entire program using the online Real-Time Program.