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EDMI Webinar Series

CMS' EMDI Initiative has initiated the EMDI Webinar Series to provide an informative and interactive platform for healthcare stakeholders who are interested in adopting interoperable workflows. In particular, the EMDI Initiative is focused on assisting Acute and Post-Acute providers in achieving interoperability when exchanging medical documentation between providers.
By participating in this webinar, Healthcare Stakeholders will learn about:
-Decreasing administrative burden through interoperability
-Conducting Interoperability Pilots with CMS' Burden Reduction Team
-Measuring the Success of Interoperability
-How to participate in the EMDI Initiative
The EMDI Webinar is spread out over three days in a single week to increase the ability to participate. Each webinar will host topics that relate to the EMDI Initiative. Interested healthcare stakeholders can participate in all or just one of the webinar meetings in the week-long series. The EMDI Webinar Topics are split into three days as listed below: (Note: Day 2 and 3 will have a simplified EMDI Overview topic at the beginning of the Webinar)
-Day 1 (June 15th): EMDI Overview
-Day 2 (June 17th): EMDI Pilots
-Day 3 (June 19th): EMDI Measures

Register Today

COVID-19 Resources

Complete the Telehealth PT Patient Satisfaction Survey

Check out this Telehealth PT Patient Satisfaction survey! Check out the Spanish version CLICK HERE!

Give this to your patients. Learn more about your customers/patients. Please share results with your state chapter, the APTA and the HPA Tech SIG so we can advocate, even more, for the ability for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants to provide Telehealth services when appropriate.

APTA would like to encourage PTs and PTAs to share their stories about using telehealth during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider sharing this link with others and urging them to share their story on APTA Engage

These are two great ways to make a positive difference for our profession.  


Mission

The purpose of the SIG is to provide a forum where persons having a common interest in technology may meet, confer, and promote these interests. Technology includes telehealth, computer based documentation, internets, intranets, clinical equipment controlled or operated via computers, and computer based instruction. Telehealth is providing or supporting clinical care at a distance, distributing education for professionals and the public, conducting research, and managing administrative components of health services.


How to Join the SIG

There is no additional charge associated with becoming a member of the TechSIG, however, you must be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and HPA The Catalyst (Section on Health Policy & Administration).

To join the Tech SIG:

  • Log into the HPA website

  • Click Manage Profile

  • Click Edit Bio

  • Scroll down to the Additional Information section

  • Click the dropdown for "yes" beside the SIG name

  • Save Changes


Tech SIG Leadership

Robert “Bob” Latz, PT, DPT, CHCIO, CIO, Tech SIG President

Alan Lee, PT, PhD, DPT, CWS, GCS, Tech SIG Vice President

Sean Bagbey, PTA, MHA, ATC, CIRS Tech SIG Secretary 


Networking

View the TechSIG's Networking Opportunities.  


Education 

View the TechSIG's Education Offerings. 

 

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