A National Web Conference on the Impact of Implementing Novel Health IT Interventions for Cancer Screening, Diabetes, and Childhood Illnesses

Event Details

  • Date: July 31, 2014
  • Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm


  • Steven Atlas, M.D., M.P.H., David Ballard, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., David Bragg, M.D., Cliff Fullerton, M.D., Kenneth McConnochie, M.D., M.P.H.

Overall Purpose:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified a gap in health care and public health practitioners’ knowledge of health IT using multiple mechanisms, including the findings of the continuing education (CE) planning group. This series of Web conferences is designed to increase practitioners’ ability to improve health care decisionmaking, support patient-centered care, and improve the quality and safety of care through the use of health IT. Implementing successful health IT interventions in medical organizations can lead to delivery of better quality care and use of resources. Measuring the effectiveness of an intervention is an important step in the implementation process and helps to determine its success. This Web conference reviewed the methodology, implementation, and evaluation of health IT interventions that affect preventive cancer screening rates, diabetes outcome measures, and utilization of telemedicine services for acute childhood illnesses.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the process for facilitating preventive cancer screening using health IT for population management. 
  2. Discuss methods for assessing the impact of an ambulatory EHR on documented care and outcomes of patients with diabetes. 
  3. Investigate the process for implementing an ambulatory EHR with an embedded diabetes management form and its effectiveness on the quality of diabetes care. 
  4. Learn how the implementation of an ambulatory EHR can improve diabetes care process and outcome measures. 
  5. Describe the impact of administering new business and service models on the utilization of telemedicine services for managing acute childhood illnesses. 

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 2.44 MB)
  • Q&A (PDF, 107 KB)

CME/CNE credits were approved for those who attended the live event of this Web conference only. If you have any questions about obtaining CME/CNE credit for this webinar, please send an email to DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.