Electronic Health Record Interoperability and Quality Management
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  Bernice Purcell   Bernice M. Purcell
Associate Dean
Holy Family University


Thursday, May 1, 2014
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Introductory

What is interoperability? What are the main systems that need to interact with electronic health record systems? What entities affect the electronic health record systems? Who benefits from interoperability?

This presentation will introduce quality management principles in healthcare and show the complex web of policies, standards, systems and entities involved in the U.S. healthcare system. Data collected from a survey of end-user and management perceptions of interoperability and EHR will be shared and analyzed.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Policies and standards related to healthcare
  • Major healthcare information systems
  • Issues involved in EHR interoperability
  • Perceived relationships between interoperability and quality management

Dr. Bernice Purcell (CDMP, CPBI) is Associate Dean of Business Administration and Extended Learning at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Purcell holds the rank of Associate Professor and teaches undergraduate courses in management information systems. She has a BA degree from Holy Family University in Management Information Systems, an MBA with a concentration in Management from LaSalle University, and received her DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona, with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Dr. Purcell has written and presented on topics in the fields of computing and education, including quality management and health information technology. Dr. Purcell serves as Vice President of Education for DAMA-Philadelphia and Chair of the Member Relations Committee of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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