McKnight's Fall Online Expo kicks off in three days

McKnight's Fall Online Expo
McKnight's Fall Online Expo

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will pledge $87 million in funding to improve information technology in health centers in every state, the agency announced Thursday.

The funding will help healthcare centers prepare their IT systems for the move to value-based care, and help the centers better use and share electronic health information. The funding reflects the HHS's efforts to “build a healthcare system that delivers better care, smarter spending and healthier people,” the agency said in its announcement.

Long-term care providers can learn how to safely use health information technology to deliver better care when McKnight's Fall Online Expo returns on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Lorraine Possanza, DPM, DJ, senior patient safety, risk and quality analyst at the ECRI Institute will share tips with attendees during her session, “Health IT safe practices: What you need to know,” at 2 p.m. ET.  The first session, on bullying in long-term care, will start at 11 a.m. ET.

Expo attendees can receive up to three free continuing education credits during the expo, as well access a virtual exhibit hall with boots from leading industry vendors. To find out more about the Expo and to register, visit www.mcknights.com/FallExpo2016.