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Care Information & Communication

 Session Audio File and downloads
Audio File   
Click here to listen to the recording of the "Care Information & Communication" Webinar (31MB). To save to your hard drive, right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As." (In some browsers it might say "Save Link As.") (31MB)

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Click here to download the "Computerized Physician Order Entry In Community Hospitals: Lessons from the Field" article.

CEU Participation Documentation   
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 Session Overview
This program is designed to help your hospital implement Healthcare Safety Recommendations. Renowned educators in the fields of Care Information and Communication will guide you in special informational sessions about the importance and implementation of these revised Safety Recommendations.

  1. Know the applicable care settings
  2. Discuss implementation considerations and additional specifications
Click here to register for our Web Seminar Series.

 When:   October 12, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET
We are accepting questions now that relate to the session topics. Please e-mail any questions related to the specific session to katie_hartsell@tmit1.org with the session title in the e-mail message header.
  • Questions about the Webinar series? E-mail help@safetyleaders.org or call 512-457-7654 between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM CT.
  • Need technical assistance with registration? Call 512-457-7657 between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM CT.
Charles R. Denham, MD, Chairman, Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT)
David W. Bates, MD, MSc

David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Chief of the Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital is a graduate of Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Bates is board-certified in internal medicine and is a practicing general internist. The overall focus of his work has been on improving the systems by which drugs are administered. Dr. Bates is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis for Partner's Healthcare Systems, which includes Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital.

Currently, Dr. Bates is Chief of the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is a member of the Center for Applied Medical Information Systems Research (CAMIS) and a practicing general internist. Formerly, he served as the medical director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Physician Hospital Organization (PHO).

David Classen, MD

David W. Classen, MD, MS, Vice President, First Consulting Group (FCG), Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then his MS in medical informatics from the University of Utah School of Medicine. After receiving his board certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, he became the associate hospital epidemiologist and a consultant in infectious diseases at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Classen is an expert in the development of computerized clinical decision support systems and epidemiological techniques to improve the use and safety of medications and the overall quality of care. His research interests are in the computer applications of epidemiological techniques to investigate clinical outcomes and the development of expert system technologies to provide decision support in the monitoring and prescribing medications. To this end, he developed, implemented and evaluated a computerized physician order entry program at LDS Hospital that significantly improved the safety of medication use.

Dr. Classen chaired the Quality Interagency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force/Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Collaborative on Improving Safety in High Hazard Areas. In addition to authoring and co-authoring numerous scientific publications and book chapters on the use of decision-support and epidemiologic techniques to improve the use and safety of medications, Dr. Classen was a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee that created Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report.

Becky Martins: Founder, www.Voice4Patients.com

Becky Martins served on the Board of Trustees of the Kidney Foundation of Maine, and received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 1993 and the Board of Trustees Service Award in 1996 for ten years of service. Following the preventable death of her father in 2000, Becky's advocacy expanded to include Patient Safety. In 2001 Ms. Martins launched www.Voice4Patients.com, an online patient safety resource for consumers.

Becky serves on numerous councils representing the patient and family experience. Becky is a recipient of the Pete Conrad Patient Safety Excellence Award and was recognized by the 121st Maine Legislature with a Special Sentiment for her patient safety advocacy.


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