National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, AHRQ Webinar on EHR Functionality, and AGA Education Campaign

February 23 – March 1, 2014 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Close to 700 hospitals, colleges, and community-based organizations nationwide are offering free, anonymous screenings for eating disorders. Members of the public may visit www.MyBodyScreening.org to locate an in-person event in their area or to take a screening online and learn about local treatment resources.  Additional information is available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HelpYourselfHelpOthers and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HYSHO.

February 28 – AHRQ Webinar on EHR Functionality to Support Primary Care  

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a webinar Friday, February 28 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET, on needed Electronic Health Record (EHR) functionality to support the delivery of primary care.  The expert panel will discuss the need for EHRs to move beyond documentation to interpreting and tracking information over time, supporting patient partnering activities, enabling team-based care, and allowing providers to use population-management tools to facilitate care delivery.

Presenters will include:

  • Alexander H. Krist, MD, Co-director, Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Christoph Lehmann, MD, Director, Clinical Informatics Education, Vanderbilt University
  • James Mold, MD, Director, Oklahoma Physicians Research/Resource Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Robert Phillips, Jr., MD, Vice President of Research and Policy, American Board of Family Medicine

Moderator:  Rebecca Roper, MS, MPH, Director, Practice-Based Research Network Initiative, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

To register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/876407152

New American Gasterenterological Association (AGA) Education Campaign

The American Gastroenterological Association has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing unintentional harm caused by overuse of over-the-counter pain medicines. Gut Check: Know Your Medicine features an innovative flipbook video that encourages adults to read medicine labels, take only one product at a time with acetaminophen or NSAIDs, and consult with nurse practitioners and other health-care providers.  www.gutcheck.gastro.org  #GutCheckAGA

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