MAXIMUS Webinar Series: Achieving Meaningful Use: Patient Engagement Through Health Literacy (Jan. 21st)

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*MAXIMUS Webinar Series: Achieving Meaningful Use: Patient Engagement through Health Literacy***

*Date:* Friday, January 21, 2011

*Time:* 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

*You are invited to join us for a Webinar** Friday, January 21, 2011 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST*


*Space is limited.*

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: **<>

The goal of the advanced information infrastructure envisioned in ARRA (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) is to transform health care in this country from a fragmented system that treats people after they become sick to a coordinated cost-effective system that helps keep people healthy.

This goal cannot be met unless patients become partners with their providers and take an active role in choosing health care options and implementing treatment plans. Indeed, “engaging patients and families in their health care” is listed as a priority outcome for the Recovery Act’s $25.8 billion investment in health information technology (health IT).

The MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy will present a webinar to discuss the growing number of federal programs designed to advance health literacy, address the challenges of engaging the full diversity of patients, and provide practical approaches to incorporate health literacy strategies using existing resources and available funding.

Topics that will be addressed include:


– The importance of health literacy in supporting patients and providers

in the improvement of health and health care

– Health literacy and communications challenges facing states and

healthcare communities seeking to use Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

– The particular needs of “dual eligibles,” patients who are eligible for

both Medicare and Medicaid) for clear communication


This webinar will also highlight the Center’s recently published white paper, “Health Literacy: The Pathway to Patient Engagement and Cost-Effective Care.” The Center’s white paper is available on the Health Care Reform Resources at: * ***<>

*Featured Presenter

Linda Harris, PhD*, Health Communication and eHealth Team Lead, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human


Joshua Seidman, PhD*, Director, Meaningful Use, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services* Shannah Koss*, Koss on Care, LLC *Moderator Penny Lane*, Center for Health Literacy, MAXIMUS


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

*System Requirements*

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server  Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer”

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