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The Beacon Community Experience: Illuminating the Path Forward
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The Beacon Community Program is a federally funded project designed to increase the quality, efficiency and sustainability of health care through health information technology (health IT). Each of the 17 Beacon Communities is building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure, testing innovative approaches for using connected technology to improve care delivery and making measurable improvements that benefit both individual and population health. As the nation modernizes its health care s

5/22/2013
When: 5/22/2013
9:00 AM
Where: Videocast

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                                             The Beacon Community Experience:
                                                   Illuminating the Path Forward

                              Lessons from the field: Using health IT to improve health 



                                                The Beacon Community Program, Videocast:
                                              Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:00-11:00AM EDT


The Beacon Community Program is a federally funded project designed to increase the quality, efficiency and sustainability of health care through health information technology (health IT). Each of the 17 Beacon Communities is building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure, testing innovative approaches for using connected technology to improve care delivery and making measurable improvements that benefit both individual and population health. As the nation modernizes its health care systems and transforms payment models, the Beacon Community experience will provide insight to others on their health care improvement journey.

This year the Beacon Communities have entered the final phase of the program. Please join us as expert faculty discuss the Beacon Community experience and translate how lessons learned can illuminate the path forward.

How to Participate:

Visit the Beacon Community Program event page to attend this free videocast. If you have any questions, please contact Plochman_heather@bah.com.

During this videocast meeting, you will learn about:

*  The different ways that health IT can support better health, better care at lower costs
*  How the availability of electronic information and data can support population health
*  How communities can prepare for scalable health IT-enabled quality improvements and
    data sharing
*  How local and shared health IT investments support emerging payment models across 
    states and communities

Featured Faculty:

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Carol Beasley, MPPM, Vice President, Business Development, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, FACP, Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, & On-Air Analyst on Health Policy for the PBS NewsHour

Patrick Gordon, Director of Government Programs, Rocky Mountain Health Plans & Program Director, Colorado Beacon Consortium

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

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