Trends & Experiences in Healthcare IT & EHR

Training Workshop Date

07th May to 09th May, 2017


Hotel Towers Rotana, Dubai, UAE.

Training Objectives

The course aims to provide audience with an overview of how to successfully implement EMRs in different health-care settings and help them gain a deep understanding of meaningful use of EMR to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare operations and the patient care.

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Trainer(s) of this Training

John Lynn


Founder of the blog network
John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which consists of 10 of the leading healthcare IT blogs.

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  • The mechanics of EMR’s meaningful use
  • Features of EMR and its future outlook
  • Impact of EMR on Healthcare Industry
  • Role of government in the healthcare IT
  • How to be a valuable asset in health care settings with EMR
  • How your expertise can help doctors diagnose well
  • Physicians
  • Senior Healthcare Executives, i.e. CEO, COO, etc.
  • Health Insurance Companies Executives
  • Government & Public Policy Executives on Healthcare
  • EMR Administrators
  • Hospital Administrators
  • IT Managers
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Ministries
  • Health Authorities
  • Private Hospitals
  • Medical Centres across MENA region
  • Medical Cities
  • Health Insurances
  • Presentations & Lectures
  • Certificate
  • Exercises & use cases
  • Course material & Handouts
  • USB device with all material
  • Study binder
  • International buffet Lunch
  • Tea/coffee breaks with sweets & snacks

Course Fee $1500/Participant

1 Day Pre-event Workshop + 2 Day Training Course
(With Discount)
1 Day Pre-event Workshop $400/Participant
2 Day Training Course $1,300/Participant
Corporate / Group Discount
Extra 10% Discount on minimum of 2 Participants

Pre-event Workshop on EHR Selection & Implementation - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Sunday 07 May, 2017
Opening Session

Registration & Orientation

Session One - EHR Selection

What is EHR/EMR? Create EHR Goals and Success Criteria Gaining Buy-In Narrowing the Vendor Field True EHR Price Evaluating EHR Vendors

  • Matching Vendor Size with Organization Size
  • EHR Demos
  • EHR Sales Miscommunications
  • EHR Site Visits and Vendor Background Checks
Types of EHR - In House, Open Source, and Off the Shelf EHR Debate
  • Localization of EHR system
  • How to create venue specific workflows to simplify EMR use
  • Fully functioning multilingual; EHR system
  • User friendly systems
  • Customisation and intuitive embarked technology in EMR system design
EHR Contracting

Session Two - EHR Implementation

How it’s purchased and installed… Consultants - Pros and Cons EHR Implementation Goals - Managing Expectations EHR implementation approaches

  • Big bang EHR implementation
  • Phased EHR implementation
EHR Project Management Team Building Physician Champions EHR training
  • Training - Don’t skimp
EHR ergonomics
  • Scribes - Remote
Ongoing EHR improvement plan What will the EMR look like in the future
  • Device
  • Voice to text/commands - how far behind is thought to text?

Group Discussion - EHR Selection and Implementation

Certificate distribution

Programme Schedule
Time Topic
11:30 to 12:00Registration & Introduction
12:00 - 01:00Luncheon
01:00 - 02:30Session One - EHR Selection
02:30 - 03:00Networking & Tea break
03:00 - 04:30Session Two - EHR Implementation
04:30 - 05:00Group Discussion
05:00 - 05:30Certificate Distribution

Trends & Experiences in Healthcare IT & EHR - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Monday 08 May, 2017
Opening Session

Course details
Presentation of attendies

Healthcare IT Overview - What’s the history and what have we learned?

Difference between EMR & EHR
History & Background
HIS- Hospital Information System
LIS - Laboratory Information system
PM - (PMS) Practice Management System
PHR - Personal Health Record
HIE - Health Information Exchange
Why use technology in healthcare? Why has it been slowly adopted?
Why EHR? Where are we at in its evolution?
Discussion: What technologies do you use in your organization? What are you

T E A B R E A K & N E T W O R K I N G
Impact of Healthcare IT on Healthcare Industry - High Level Trends

Triple Aim:

  • Better care for individuals
  • Better health for the population
  • Lower cost through improvement

Shift in EHR Adoption
Changing trends in EMR and its future
Big Data

Z U H R P R A Y E R & L U N C H B R E A K
What is government’s role in healthcare IT?

Sinister / parasitic

  • Control over 1/7th of the economy
  • Easier to convict fraud/abuse
  • Governmental agencies get the ability to access your info

Should government be involved?

  • Positive
  • Negative

EHRs and healthcare interoperability: The challenges, complexities,
opportunities and reality

  • Interoperability -Exchange of information/data across platforms/applications/devices
    • Lab - As true data not “pictures of the reports”
    • Imaging
    • Referrals (incoming and outgoing)
    • ePrecription
    • Health Ministry (local,regional, national), i.e. diseases outbreaks (eg: ebola case)
    • Devices (EKG, spirometer, glucometer, Holter, etc.)
    • Chart Notes, Other Health Data
  • EHR Safety Alerts
  • FDA’s Role

Open Discussion: How Do You Handle Government Regulations?

T E A B R E A K & N E T W O R K I N G
Healthcare IT ROI - Doing a Proper Cost-Benefit Analysis

What’s the ROI for Healthcare IT Purchases?

  • Does Health IT need an ROI or is it a required “utility” in today’s healthcare?

Using EHR as an ROI Case Study
EHR Costs

  • Obvious Costs
  • Forgotten EHR Software Costs
  • Forgotten EHR Hardware Costs

EHR Benefits

  • Simple/Guaranteed EHR Benefit Calculations
  • Harder/Debatable EHR Benefit Calculations

Vendor flexibility/capability

  • interfaces to outside systems (dictation, accounting,document management...)
  • FHIR Interoperability (API)
  • Makes Use of public domain data

Is Your Vendor Forward Thinking

  • Solves tomorrow’s problems before they become today’s crisis

Interoperability and Standards

  • Interoperability vs Integration (PACS, HL7, FHIR, DIRECT, APIs, etc)

What about free/open source software?
Health IT Contracting
Will You Ever Need to Switch Companies?

  • What can you do now in case you have to switch companies later?
Day 2 - Tuesday 09 May, 2017
Personalized Medicine - Precision Medicine

Implications for clinical decision support system
Enabling patient access transformation in the new health economy
Enhancing the patient’s digital journey

  • Wired Hospital

Information Mobility and Communication

  • Mobility-Doctor Patient Relationship and Patient Care & Delivery

Accountable care and meaningful use

  • Should the middle east adopt it?
  • How does the US meaningful use and ACO impact the middle east?

What is personalized medicine and Precision Medicine?

  • FHIR and SmartApps
  • Patient Portals
  • Patient Experience
  • Sensors
  • Implantables
T E A  B R E A K & N E T W O R K I N G    
Healthcare IT Security and Business Continuity

Building a Culture of Security

  • More than HIPAA

External Breaches

  • Ransomware

Internal Breaches
Business Continuity
Disaster Recovery
Security Case Studies and Discussion on Best Practices

Z U H R P R A Y E R & L U N C H B R E A K
Healthcare IT Tools, Software, and Technology - Where is Healthcare IT Headed?

Patient Engagement
Patient Portals
Secure Text
“Retail” like experiences
3D Printing
Virtual Reality
Healthcare Analytics
Genomic Medicine, Proteonmics, Human Biome
People vs Technology

T E A B R E A K & N E T W O R K I N G
Group Discussion - Trends & development in e-Health (Middle East)
  • Major challenges and problems
  • Lessons learned
  • Existing systems deficiencies
  • Systems compatibility with future development
  • IPreparing staff and management for shift of technology
  • Status of EMR/EHR implementation in the region
  • Investigate the existing disparities
  • Latest Development in public & private sector
  • Innovation
  • Future trends & objectives
Certificate distribution

Certificate distribution

Course Program
Time Topic
08:00 to 08:30Registration & Introduction
08:30 to 10:15Session One
10:15 to 10:30T E A B R E A K & N E T W O R K I N G
10:30 to 12:15Session Two
12:15 to 13:15Z U H R P R A Y E R & L U N C H B R E A K
13:15 to 14:30Session Three
14:30 to 14:45T E A B R E A K & N E T W O R K I N G
14:45 to 16:00Session Four
16:10 to 16:30Certificate distribution