IT Team Members Showcase Roswell Park Healthcare Information Approaches at National Conference

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Unlocking the power of patient data and connecting health care information to improve patient care are two topics that will be presented by information technology experts from Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the annual Allscripts Client Experience conference, August 9–11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Roswell Park is pleased to fill industry leaders in on how our multidisciplinary approach to information technology optimizes the use of electronic health records and other clinical information technology to improve the quality, safety, reliability and efficiency of our clinical workflows in the care of patients,” says Everett Weiss, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer.

Lou Kruszka, a Senior System Analyst with the Information Technology (IT) Department, will discuss “Integrating external data into CPM to address ACS quality measure requirements” on Wednesday, August 10. This presentation will highlight how Roswell Park is using internal and external data in a Corporate Performance Management (CPM) reporting system to satisfy American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program reporting requirements.

Dr. Weiss will join IT team members Kristine George, Senior Business System Analyst, Christopher Dahl, Senior Systems Analyst, and Marlene Denis, Senior Business Systems Analyst, in offering the panel discussion “Novel Approaches to the Transformation and Optimization of Ambulatory Patient Care Workflows” on Thursday, August 11. This presentation will outline how Roswell Park crafted an end-user-driven approach to reconfiguring the electronic health record (EHR) system to align with ambulatory patient care workflows and optimize clinical provider adoption and use of the EHR while simultaneously improving several key performance benchmarks.

An annual information technology user conference hosted by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., the Client Experience conference is attended by thousands of industry leaders.

Media Contact: 

Deborah Pettibone, Public Information Specialist
716-845-4919; deborah.pettibone@roswellpark.org