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Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know (Recorded Webinar)

This webinar has occurred, but you can view an on-demand recording on your PC or mobile device.


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.

Registration Information

  • Individuals and sites can register to view the recorded webinar
  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual in your confirmation email.
  • Cost:
    • Individuals: $49 (nonmembers, $75)
    • Sites (for unlimited viewers at one location): $199 (nonmembers, $299)
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

PresenterMichelle Kraft, AHIP

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.


For more information or questions contact Debra Cavanaugh, 312.419.9094 x32.

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Event Venue / Type: 
on-demand / recorded
Event Category / Format: 
webinar / webcast
Event Competency Specialization: 
leadership and management
Event Experience Level: 
beginning plus
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