Drs. Erika Abramson, Jessica Ancker, Lisa Kern, and Rainu Kaushal presented the results of HITEC research studies on NY state technology usage and associated outcomes.
Drs. Rainu Kaushal, Erika Abramson, Jessica Ancker and Lisa Kern presented a panel at the inaugural NYeC Digital health Conference on December 2nd, 2011. The conference had nearly 800 attendees including senior hospital administrators, chief medical officers, chief technology officers, practice managers and providers from across New York State. The panel was moderated by Dr. Lisa Kern, and panelists presented evaluations that examined the effect of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE) in community-based settings. Dr. Abramson presented a series of studies on the effectiveness of electronic prescribing systems for improving patient safety. Dr. Ancker shared the results of a study that looked at predictors of time to implementation of EHRs in community-based practices. Dr. Kaushal presented on the unintended consequences of EHRs. Dr. Kern presented results of a study that examined the impact of HIE on quality and discussed the future of quality measurement in the era of meaningful use. For more information on the NYeC Digital Health Conference, please refer to http://nyehealth.org/index.php/events.