Novant officials share MU tips

February 8, 2014 in Medical Technology

Two of the physicians instrumental in Novant Health’s successful meaningful use initiative will be sharing their techniques with HIMSS14 attendees in education session 183, Meaningful Use: Rapidly Engaging Your Organization, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 230D of the Orange County Convention Center.

Presenters Keith Griffin, MD, and Richard H. Capps, MD, will demonstrate the tools, methods and governance that allowed 98 percent of eligible providers to attest for Stage 1 MU at the end of their first year on electronic health records. Novant, which consists of more than 360 physician practices, developed the MU initiative for more than 800 providers.

The program will identify key metrics needed for meaningful use program success, illustrate communication strategies for an organization that is diverse in geography and role and show how MU reports can garner physician support and generate enthusiasm.

Griffin is the co-chief medical information officer at Novant Health’s Medical Group and a practicing internal medicine physician at Lakeside Primary Care in Concord, N.C. In cooperation with fellow CMIO Capps, Griffin oversees all NMG Information Technology projects, with special emphasis on the electronic health record portion of the Epic ambulatory project. A Novant physician for seven years, Griffin also manages Novant Health Community Connect, an outreach project aimed at converting independent clinics to the Epic system.

Capps is the co-chief medical information officer at Novant Health’s Medical Group and a practicing family medicine physician at Lakeside Family Physicians in Cornelius, N.C. A Novant physician for 11 years, Capps leads the implementation of Epic within the medical group, halving the initial rollout timeline and significantly decreasing expenses.

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