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050 - Workflow Redesign Workshop: Addressing Barriers in Attaining Meaningful Use in a Quality Improvement Modality

‐ May 2, 2013 4:00pm

This workshop introduces attendees to workflow redesign and identifies pre- and post-implementation strategies to improve quality for implementation of EHRs. Attendees use national best practice templates emphasizing meaningful use measures, review real-world case studies, and outline methods to measure current state versus future state improvements.

Contact hours available until 5/4/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Laurie Levknecht discloses other financial or material support as an employee of Elsevier CPM Resource Center.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANIA, Anthony J. Jannetti Inc., or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and ANIA.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.


  • Discuss how workflow redesign relates to achieving meaningful use of electronic health records and ties to the scope of the establishment of the nationwide health information network in the US.
  • Discuss how workflow redesign is one tool within the toolbox of quality improvement for health care and how workflow redesign fits within a quality improvement modality.
  • Utilize best practices developed under the ONC Communities of Practice (CoPs) on common workflows in achieving meaningful use of EHRs through the evaluation of current state practices, creation/implementation of future state interventions, and subsequent optimization of workflows.
  • Solve common barriers to achieving meaningful use of EHRs using best practice techniques and quality improvement methodology.
  • Review and address ""real world"" case studies to use best practices and templates reviewed in the workshop to address barriers.