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Overview
Achieving optimal EHR utilization in the management of various populations of patients is necessary to ensure success in the changing delivery and payment environment. However, understanding what that looks like and how to get there is a challenge for all providers. During this learning event, Dr. Jen Brull, a rural family practice physician, will discuss how this has become the norm of her day-to-day practice. Her ability to maximize and leverage the capabilities of her EHR has led to measureable successes in appropriate screening of patients, improvement in performance and outcome measures, and the development of adaptable work-flows that can be translated across various patient populations and improvement initiatives.

Target Audience

Practice managers, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, quality improvement managers, health information management professionals and IT personnel.

Objectives
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Utilize both population health and patient-specific tools in the electronic health record (EHR) to identify appropriate patients for colorectal cancer screening.
  2. Develop work flows for both outreach and point-of-care reminders to increase colorectal cancer screening rates around identified patients.
  3. Institute a colorectal cancer screening quality improvement project at the practice site.
  4. Translate lessons learned in colorectal cancer screening to other areas of focus (e.g., blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.

Presenter
Jennifer L. Brull, MD, FAAFP
Physician Owner, Prairie Star Family Practice, PA

Dr. Jen Brull is a family medicine physician in solo practice in Plainville, Kansas. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed family medicine residency training in Topeka, Kansas. This is her fifteenth year of private practice in a rural area where she now also serves as the medical director for an accountable care organization of independent primary care practices. She served two years (2013-2014) as an HIT Fellow for the Office of the National Coordinator and was recognized as a Hypertension Control Challenge Champion by the CDC in 2014. She is a physician leader in quality improvement, electronic record adoption , change management and health information exchange. Special interests include integrating promotion of health behaviors into the office visit and the use of social medial in medicine.

Questions?
Kaitlin Nolte
QI Project Manager
Great Plains QIN – Kansas
Kaitlin.nolte@area-a.hcqis.org
800/432-0770 x379