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HIMSS Webinar - "Aligning Patient, Physician and Hospital Priorities to Achieve Meaningful Use" - to Feature PatientKeeper Executives' Perspectives

Oct. 17 online educational session will address strategies for successfully implementing clinical applications to improve patient care, drive voluntary physician adoption of technology, and prepare for meeting Stages 2 and 3 of Meaningful Use

Waltham, Mass. – Oct. 13, 2011 – PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that it will host an educational webinar presented by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), entitled "Aligning Patient, Physician and Hospital Priorities to Achieve Meaningful Use," on Monday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will address how hospitals can meet the challenge of implementing applications in a way that positions them to meet the requirements of Stages 2 and 3 of Meaningful Use, while at the same time improving operations and the quality of patient care.

Who:
Paul Brient, President & CEO, PatientKeeper Inc.
Donald M. Burt, MD, Chief Medical Officer, PatientKeeper Inc.
Meryl Dizengoff, Director of CPOE Implementation, PatientKeeper Inc.

What: "Aligning Patient, Physician and Hospital Priorities to Achieve Meaningful Use"

When: Monday, Oct. 17, 2011; 2 p.m. EDT

Where: To register for the webinar, visit http://bit.ly/PK_HIMSS

Description: While many hospitals have put in place plans to meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use objectives, the hurdles for Stages 2 and 3 are expected to be considerably higher. The challenge for hospitals is to implement applications in a way that creates an environment that yields voluntary physician adoption of CPOE, medication reconciliation and physician documentation, while at the same time improves hospital operations and the quality of care.

In this webinar, PatientKeeper will present strategies to achieve Meaningful Use by aligning patient, physician and hospital priorities. PatientKeeper also will provide an overview of CPOE, medication reconciliation, and physician documentation capabilities that can overlay existing HIS systems in a hospital to create a work environment for physicians that streamlines and improves their existing workflow.

In this educational webinar, presented by HIMSS, attendees will hear from a physician, a director of implementation, and a healthcare IT CEO about:

• How to position your hospital for the fast-approaching Stages 2 and 3 of Meaningful Use
• Implementation strategies to accelerate physician adoption of MU-related applications
• How to rapidly implement advanced clinical applications that will deliver value well beyond Meaningful Use

About the Speakers
Paul Brient, President and CEO, PatientKeeper Inc
. – Mr. Brient has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology, including physician workflow automation, physician practice automation, payer-based medical management, pharmaceutical-based disease management and medical devices.

Dr. Don Burt, MD, Chief Medical Officer, PatientKeeper Inc. – Dr. Burt has 30 years of clinical, medical management and medical information technology experience. He previously served as president of Berkshire Faculty Services, the multispecialty physician practice group affiliated with Berkshire Health Systems.

Meryl Dizengoff, Director of CPOE Implementation, PatientKeeper Inc.– Ms. Dizengoff has 15 years of experience implementing multi-vendor healthcare IT systems. Prior to joining Patientkeeper, she ran clinical systems implementation projects at Deloitte Consulting and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and held operations roles at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

About PatientKeeper

PatientKeeper®, Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software that streamlines physicians' workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with many existing healthcare information systems to effectively support healthcare providers in adopting technology, meeting Meaningful Use, and transitioning to ICD-10. PatientKeeper has more than 60,000 active physician users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.

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