Event Overview

This webinar will present a discussion about the importance of engaging patients and strategies for successful patient engagement. Strategies to be discussed include basic information strategies, building caregiver skills for engaging patients, programs to encourage patient engagement and technologies to support patient engagement.



Program:

Time Session
11AM-12PM CT Strategies for Engaging Patients
  Abstract: This webinar will present a discussion about the importance of engaging patients and strategies for successful patient engagement. Strategies to be discussed include basic information strategies, building caregiver skills for engaging patients, programs to encourage patient engagement and technologies to support patient engagement.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of patient engagement
  • Become aware of strategies to support patient engagement
  • Be able to anticipate challenges in engaging patients

Speaker:
Denni McColm, MBA
Chief Information Officer
Citizens Memorial Healthcare
Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Information Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Denni McColm, MBA

Chief Information Officer
Citizens Memorial Healthcare

Denni McColm is Chief Information Officer for Citizens Memorial Healthcare. Denni has been at Citizens Memorial since 1988, serving as Director of Human Resources and Director of Finance before moving into the CIO role in June, 2003. Denni currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Health Record Bank Alliance, on the HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence Organizational Selection Committee and on the Board of Directors for Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE). Denni participates on the HIT Committee for Missouri Hospital Association and on the American Hospital Association Health IT Network. Denni previously served on the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology as a Commissioner from 2006-2008. Denni holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Information Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH is the chief medical information officer for Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. In her role, Rizer helps guide the development of information technology, particularly in the clinical setting, and ensure that its use aligns with the Wexner Medical Center’s mission.

Stefanie Strinko, MBA

Senior Implementation Specialist
Kentucky REC

Stefanie Strinko has worked with EHRs for a number of years, both as an Application Analyst as well as a Technical Trainer. As an application analyst at the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, she worked on the implementation team for Alliance Primary Care, a physician group with over 30 locations and more than 130 physicians. After completing her MBA at Xavier University, Stefanie joined the University of Kentucky as an Information Technology Trainer at Chandler Hospital. In this position, Stefanie trained physicians, nurses, students in healthcare programs, as well as other clinical and support staff on the electronic health record used throughout UK HealthCare. The Kentucky REC has now tasked Stefanie with assisting providers throughout the Central Kentucky region in EHR adoption, HIE participation, and achievement of meaningful use.

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