5052.1 Use of Health Records in Information Technology

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
The overarching goal of this session will be to sensitize participants to the opportunity that personal health records (PHR) introduce into America's health care system. Closer examination of the strengths and weaknesses of PHRs is becoming increasingly urgent, first by policymakers, then by the general public. As frontline providers and thought leaders, participants in this session will be well placed to lead the national discussion regarding the way forward for Health Information Technology (HIT) in general, and the value of PHRs in particulaer.
Session Objectives: Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various techniques currently used to match and 'de-duplicate' patients' health records across various health systems. Analyze the impact that online tools can have on consumers' ability to take ownership in their own care, especially relative to chronic conditions such as obesity. Learn how public health agencies can effectively deploy electronic health records to provide care to those in need during times of disaster.

9:30 AM
Use of electronic health record to recruit obese adolescents for a lifestyle modification weight management clinical trial
Margaret R. Rukstalis, MD, Chelsie Appel, Karen Jones, Isaac Schwartz, Adele M. Spegman, PhD, RN and William Cochran, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing