Sep 112013

Greetings; Please join us in this week’s Integrating Care for Populations & Communities Learning Session Webinar on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET. During this session we will hear from the Rhode Island Beacon Community – Beacon Community Program Grantee Learning Objectives Participants will: – Identify how to improve the coordination and cost efficiency of care through use of inpatient and emergency department (ED) alerts. – Learn best practices from a clinical perspective to promote the adoption of admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerts. – Learn how to use health IT to prevent hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) use by using lessons learned found in the “Improve Hospital Transitions and Care Management Using Automated Admission, Discharge and Transfer Alerts” Learning
Guide. Presented by: Gary A. Christensen, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) Gary A. Christensen has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer of Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) since 2009. He directs program and Institute operations using best practice disciplines, and drives business goals through health IT innovation. He has nearly two decades of IT and operations leadership experience in domestic and global financial services, during which he served as divisional CIO for businesses at Capital One Financial, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Christensen was named one ofInformationWeek Healthcare’s 25 CIOs Transforming HealthCare in May 2012. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stanford University.

Jonathan Leviss, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) Jonathan Leviss, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI). Dr. Leviss provides strategic leadership across RIQIs initiatives to transform quality and efficiency of health care in Rhode Island, including the RI Beacon Communities Program and the Health Information Exchange. Prior to joining RIQI, Dr. Leviss led HIT initiatives at large and small health systems in the US and internationally. He was the Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, at Sentillion, the market leading health care identity and access management vendor acquired by Microsoft in 2010 and then served as Director of Clinical Solutions at Microsoft Health Solutions Group. Dr. Leviss was the first CMIO at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp., consulted at Cerner and Deloitte, and was faculty at NYU and Columbia University. Dr. Leviss has chaired and served on several RI state-wide committees on HIT and was a founding board member of Medical Informatics NY. He regularly writes and presents on health information technology, health care, and physician leadership, and was the editor of HIT or Miss: lessons learned from health information technology implementations. Dr. Leviss is an internist at the Thundermist Health Center, RI. Dr. Leviss received his BA in international relations from Tufts University and MD from NYU School of Medicine. Event: Care Transitions Learning Session webinar Date: September 12, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Teleconference: 866-639-0744 (No pass code needed) Meeting Password: community Please join us 15 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure the automatic system set-up has been properly established.

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