Transitioning Paper to Electronic Health Records

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Thursday January 31, 2013 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

With healthcare providers producing nearly 2 billion documents each year, HIT Executives face daunting challenges related to paper in clinical settings. Records, orders, notes and clinical images all need to become part of a patient’s electronic health record. With new standards and other compliance regulations getting tighter, many healthcare providers are seeing the need for efficiency and simplicity, and to streamline their “paper strategies”.

Join Healthcare Informatics and Canon to explore the changing role of paper in healthcare organizations. This sixty-minute educational session will focus on paper-to-electronic data challenges as they impact care providers, patient safety and the bottom line.  The program will highlight the benefits  of different types of document handling solutions and explore the question of centralized scanning by the HIM team and decentralized scanning at the point-of-care working together to optimize processes within healthcare organizations .


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the use of paper is changing in healthcare organizations – and understand why paper will never go away.
  • Define the impact of the paper-to-electronic data challenges for care providers and their effect on patient safety.
  • Discuss the use of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture and how information standardization can improve organizational efficiency.
  • Discover how decentralized scanning can complement existing centralized scanning efforts to help improve quality of care.
  • Determine how to keep sensitive patient data secure while automating scanning workflows.
About the Speaker(s):

Mark Hagland
Healthcare Informatics Magazine


Terri Gocsik
CRNA, Manager
Aspen Advisors

Terri Gocsik, a CRNA and manager with Aspen Advisors, is a seasoned healthcare professional experienced in operational leadership, change management, process improvement and process redesign in multiple clinical areas. Enhancing care quality, the patient experience, operational effectiveness and patient safety remain at the forefront of the work that Terri has directed.

Terri sees the clinician experience as the key driver to adoption. Prior to joining Aspen Advisors as a consultant, Terri was an administrator for surgical services and anesthesia at St. John / Ascension and Bon Secours.

Dennis Amorosano
Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing & Professional Services
Canon USA

Dennis Amorosano is currently Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, having joined Canon in 1994; playing a key role in bringing the industry’s first networked digital multifunction system to market. During nearly 20 years at Canon, Mr. Amorosano has held numerous positions across Imaging Solutions Group business units including leading product marketing for imageRUNNER, imagePRESS, Image Filing Systems and software solutions. In addition, Mr. Amorosano has led Canon’s National Account organization, Solutions Business Development Division and was responsible for the establishment of Canon’s current Industry and Alliance Marketing operations.

In his current capacity, Mr. Amorosano oversees the marketing activities of products that cross all BISG business units, with primary emphasis on Office and Production hardware and software solutions, and the management of Canon’s initiatives in the areas of industry, environmental, security, web and customer database marketing. In addition, Mr. Amorosano also holds responsibility for the management and development of Canon’s Professional Services organization housed within Canon Information and Imaging Solutions.

Mr. Amorosano is a frequent contributor to publications following the office equipment industry along with mainstream media, offering insight on industry trends, and the role of networked digital technology with respect to workflow and information management. Mr. Amorosano is also a frequent speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining Canon, Mr. Amorosano held account management positions within the computer industry at NCR Corporation, and AT&T Global Information Solutions.

Mr. Amorosano is a graduate of Siena College with a degree in Finance.