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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Meaningful Use Requirements

A complimentary webinar with John Poikonen, PharmD, on "Meaningful Use for the Pharmacist"

Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, a clinical surveillance application, is hosting a complimentary webinar with John Poikonen, PharmD, on "Meaningful Use for the Pharmacist."

Not since "prospective payment" has two words caused so much activity in hospitals and health systems. Demonstrating "Meaningful Use" of health information technology can mean millions of stimulus dollars for a health system and even more once penalties kick in. Stage I of Meaningful Use preparation is well on the way with many hospitals. Stage II and III will up the ante, requiring even more input from pharmacy. Poikonen will outline the key elements of Meaningful Use, its opportunity for the medication use process and the way pharmacists can have an impact.

Meaningful Use for the Pharmacist
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Where:  http://www.pharmacyonesource.com/webinars 

About the Presenter: John Poikonen, Pharm.D. is the Clinical Informatics Director at UMass Memorial Health Care, an Academic Medical Center and health system in central Massachusetts. His career has been split between software development and hospital pharmacy. He has been a director of pharmacy, software developer, patient safety pharmacist and informatics leader over the last 29 years in pharmacy. Most recently he was elected to the ASHP Executive Committee for Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Section in 2007 and was the recipient of the 2008 Leadership Award from the American Medical Informatics Association.

About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 100 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services.

Pharmacy OneSource is part of  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools, journals, and textbooks, such as  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; and electronic information providers, such as  Ovid®,  UpToDate®,  Medi-Span®,  Facts & Comparisons® and  ProVation® Medical.