A National Web Conference on the Role of Health IT to Improve Care Transitions

Event Details

  • Date: September 26, 2019
  • Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm


AHRQ is hosting a free Web conference on Thursday, September 26th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST, to discuss how health IT can improve care transitions for patients with complex conditions. Specifically, presenters will discuss their work on smartphone-based applications to improve care coordination, an interactive patient-centered discharge toolkit to promote self-management, and the role of clinical decision support in improving care transitions for patients with multiple chronic diseases. 

Confirmed Speakers

David Liss

David T. Liss, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University

Anuj Dalal

Anuj K. Dalal, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital University

Sharon Hewner

Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Family, Community & Health Systems Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo University


Derrick Wyatt

Commander Derrick L. Wyatt
USPHS Commissioned Corps, Division of Health IT Research Grants Manager, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of health IT in improving health outcomes during care transitions for patients with complex conditions. 
  2. Describe how mHealth technology can be used to improve care coordination and transitions. 
  3. Identify barriers and facilitators of implementation, adoption, and use of a patient-centered discharge toolkit. 
  4. Discuss the use of clinical decision support tools to improve the quality of transitions for adults with multiple chronic diseases. 

Targeted Audience:

Health care researchers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals, health IT researchers and vendors.

To Register:

  1. Go to this link
  2. Click “Register”. 
  3. On the registration form, enter your information, and then click “Submit.”

You will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

For assistance: If you require special accommodations to participate in the Web conference, please contact nrc-healthit@ahrq.hhs.gov.

CE/CME accreditation of this activity is pending; if approved, eligible providers can earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live Web conference. Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists/pharmacy techs, and healthcare executives. Non-physician CME will also be available.

Physicians and Physician Assistants
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing nursing education.

AffinityCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education.

How to Obtain CME/CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire live Web conference and complete the evaluation online to earn 1.5 contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be provided after the Web conference.

Commercial/Sponsor Disclosure
There is no involvement of commercial or sponsor support for this Web conference series.