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Anatomy & Physiology of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems
UConn Health Center CQM
Farmington, CT
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Anatomy & Physiology of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems
This intensive one day short informatics course taught by a multidisciplinary team of physician-educators and informatics leaders uses a patient case approach to introduce the structure and function of electronic health records (EHR) systems and illustrates the following key health informatics concepts:

- Data acquisition, storage, and retrieval
- Electronic health information exchange (HIE)
- Clinical decision support,  and
- Reporting data from EHR for quality improvement, meaningful use, performance and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The free, open source, ONC certified complete EHR OpenEMR system will be shown to demonstrate these important topics which are germane to all clinical informatics systems regardless of the specific EHR platform utilized.

Intended Audience:
This educational activity is designed for all physicians, clinical and translational researchers, nurses, physician assistants, clinical informatics specialists and analysts, IT staff, health services researchers, ACO administrators and other professionals interested in health informatics and health information technology (HIT).


Dr. Agresta is a seasoned family physician, educator and innovator with a history of developing novel methods for creating, using and evaluating technology in both clinical and academic settings. He oversees the electronic medical record for the Family Medicine residency clinic at the Asylum Hill Family Practice Center and has held state leadership roles related to the adoption and implementation of EHRs and health information exchange. Dr. Agresta earned a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, his MD from New Jersey Medical School and a master in biomedical informatics from Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Blechner is an academic informatician and an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UConn School of Medicine who specializes in hematology. At UConn he teaches in the Medical School including an elective in biomedical informatics to third year medical students, directs Pathology Informatics and Transfusion Medicine, and conducts research in informatics. He earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical College and completed a two-year National Library of Medicine Fellowship in Informatics.

Dr. Yasnoff is Director of the Division of Biomedical Informatics at UConn Health Center, Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins, a nationally recognized health informatics consultant, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He initiated and organized the activities at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leading to the President's establishment of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in 2004. Earlier, he developed and implemented the nation's first state immunization registry. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science and M.D. from Northwestern, has served as faculty for numerous informatics courses, and is the author of multiple textbook chapters.

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Space is limited to 15 registrants on a first-come, first serve basis. Register early to guarantee your seat. Advanced registration only, no walk-ins.

Registration includes a $50.00 nonrefundable registration fee. Should you cancel your registration before January 24, 2014, you will be refunded the entire short course fee less $50. Sorry no refunds after 1/24/2014.

Conference Attire
Business casual attire is suggested. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket.

Directions to 195 Farmington Ave
From I-84 East or West, Take Exit 39 (if coming from I-84 West, Exit 39 is after 39A). Turn right at the first traffic light onto Route 4 East (Farmington Avenue). At the fifth traffic light, turn right to enter the 195 Farmington Avenue complex. The Center for Quantitative Medicine offices is located in Suite 210 on the second floor.

Bus Routes
The UConn Health Center is on Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT) bus routes 66F, 66H, and 66T.  For current weekday and weekend schedules, call CTTransit at 860-525-9181 or visit their website at

Ample, convenient parking is available in the lot immediately outside our offices.



UConn Health Center CQM (View)
195 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
United States

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