PatientKeeper to Host HIMSS-Sponsored Webinar, “The Accelerating Countdown to Meaningful Use”

May 25 online educational session on strategies for driving physician adoption of technology will feature physician, hospital, and IT perspectives

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician health information systems (HIS), today announced that it will host an educational webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), titled “The Accelerating Countdown to Meaningful Use,” on Wednesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will address the status of meaningful use and offer best practices for instituting systems that best benefit physician adoption. The session will offer perspectives from a physician, a former hospital CIO, and a healthcare IT CEO.

Paul Brient, president & CEO, PatientKeeper Inc.
Joe Diver, former hospital CIO and currently regional vice president of services, PatientKeeper, Inc.
Dr. Don Burt, MD, former healthcare network executive and currently chief medical officer, PatientKeeper Inc.

What: “The Accelerating Countdown to Meaningful Use”

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2011; 2 p.m. EDT

Where: To register for the webinar, visit

Description: Hospital IT executives routinely make decisions about their organization’s IT infrastructure, but they cannot dictate the rate of physician adoption of critical systems, which ultimately will determine whether the organization attains Meaningful Use. Toward that end, the best any IT staff can do is deploy “physician friendly” applications that clinicians like to use and, therefore, choose to use. But the clock is ticking. Whether a hospital has Stage 1 Meaningful Use well in hand, or it remains a distant vision, accelerating physician adoption and driving sustained Meaningful Use of healthcare IT is a challenge for all – because Stage 2 surely will raise the “adoption bar” significantly for current objectives, such as CPOE, and will add adoption goals for new objectives, like electronic documentation.

In this educational webinar, sponsored by HIMSS, attendees will hear from a physician, a former hospital CIO, and a healthcare IT CEO about:

• Mounting pressures to accelerate physician adoption of mandated IT applications

• Best practices in designing and deploying “physician friendly” systems that invite adoption

• Strategies for leveraging physicians’ use of mobile technology to drive Meaningful Use

About the Speakers

Paul Brient, president and CEO, PatientKeeper – Mr. Brient has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology, including physician workflow automation, physician practice automation, payer-based medical management, pharmaceutical-based disease management and medical devices.

Joe Diver, regional vice president of services, PatientKeeper Inc. – Mr. Diver, the former vice president and CIO at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y., has expertise implementing physician-facing systems for hospitals, and has experience working with MEDITECH, Epic, and McKesson hospital information systems.

Dr. Don Burt, MD, chief medical officer, PatientKeeper Inc. – Dr. Burt joined PatientKeeper in 2007, bringing 24 years of clinical, medical management and medical information technology experience to PatientKeeper. He previously served as president of Berkshire Faculty Services, the multispecialty physician practice group affiliated with Berkshire Health Systems.

About PatientKeeper

PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, enables physicians and hospitals to focus on their patients, not technology, by providing highly intuitive software that streamlines physician workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, HIE and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and virtually all handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper integrates easily with hospitals’ existing IT infrastructure to create the most cost-effective solution for driving physician Meaningful Use. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit or call 781-373-6100.


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