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2.0 CME 2.0 CEU

Course Director (Legal)

Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.

Course Directors (Medical)

Alan C. Wittgrove, MD; Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH

Keeping our patients and doctors informed, good communication between all involved parties and proper disclosure are all key in keeping our patients healthy and happy.

Avoiding an unnecessary malpractice lawsuit can be easy with a pro-active approach. In the ever-changing world of the Internet, government and automation, keeping our patients informed while keeping information private can be tricky.

The highly respected legal counsel, Kathleen M. McCauley and our very own surgeons Alan Wittgrove, MD and Matthew Hutter, MD will guide you through the new age of Social Media, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Electronic Health Records (EHR).

Session Agenda

INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives; Panel Introdution
Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.
SOCIAL MEDIA IN HEALTHCARE
The Power of Social Media; Social Media in Litigation; Privacy and Social Media in Medicine
Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.
Panel Discussion
Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH; Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.; Alan C. Wittgrove, MD; Luke Sato, MD
ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
What is an ACO?;Goals of the ACO;Legal issues for the ACO; Changing Role of Risk Management in ACO Model
Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.
Panel Discussion
Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH; Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.; Alan C. Wittgrove, MD; Luke Sato, MD
ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS
EMR and the ACA; Legal issues with the EMR; Interpreting and Deciphering the EMR; Case Examples
Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.
EMR and Malpractic Risk
Luke Sato, MD
Panel Discussion
Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH; Kathleen M. McCauley, Esq.; Alan C. Wittgrove, MD; Luke Sato, MD
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS