The Affordable Care Act, meaningful use, and greater scrutiny of not-for-profit status have brought on some significant changes in the way hospitals provide health care. Hospitals must meet specific goals to avoid penalties and receive maximum reimbursement for care. They are repositioning staff and budgets to deal with these changes to improve patient care, increase patient satisfaction, and meet meaningful use of the electronic health record (her) system. Libraries are departments within the hospital, and like all other departments, they must illustrate clearly to administration specifically how they help their hospital achieve these goals. This webinar will look at these changes and how they affect our institutions and how librarians can meet them head on.
- Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
- Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual after registration.
- Individuals: $49 (nonmembers, $75)
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.
Michelle Kraft, AHIP, is the senior medical librarian, at the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library, Cleveland, OH. Prior to her work at the Alumni Library, she was a community hospital librarian at South Pointe Hospital, where she wore many library and outreach hats. Kraft has spoken often on the use of technology in medical libraries and on evolving medical libraries. Kraft received her masters of library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, MLA, the Midwest Chapter of MLA, and the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association.