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EHNAC Continues Launch of Practice Management System (PMS) Accreditation Program Through Panel Discussion and Presentation at WEDI's Fall Conference and HATA National Conference

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, today announced a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 22 at WEDI's 2014 Fall Conference and a presentation at the inaugural Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) National Conference. With the criteria defined and EHNAC accepting applications in November, these sessions will continue the formal launch of the program, and act as an open forum for the program's advisory board members to respond to feedback and questions from industry stakeholders.

Participating panelists include:

  • Devin Jopp, Ed.D, President and CEO, WEDI
  • Robert Tennant, Senior Policy Advisor, Medical Group Management Association
  • Tim McMullen, JD, CAE, Executive Director, HATA
  • Stanley Nachimson, Nachimson Advisors and former CMS lead on HIPAA Regulatory Development/Implementation
  • Lori Brocato, EDI Product Manager, NextGen Healthcare
  • Ron Moser, Senior Reviewer/Auditor, EHNAC

"Healthcare providers in the process of PMS vendor selection are searching for those vendors who can provide assurance that their protected health information is appropriately secured," said Lee Barrett, Executive Director of EHNAC. "Also, with the ICD-10 compliance deadline bearing down on the industry, these sessions are designed to help the PMS vendor community refocus on the impact this program will have on healthcare, while serving as a forum for responding to any industry concerns or questions."

The first onsite presentation will be held at the WEDI 2014 Fall Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va. and held 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Lee Barrett will serve as host to the panel discussion, "Practice Management System Accreditation: Ensuring a Common Level of System Functionality."

Barrett's second presentation will take place later that same day (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.) at HATA's first National Conference, which is focused exclusively on the PMS industry. The presentation will continue the discussion of the joint PMS accreditation program launch from EHNAC and WEDI.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

CONTACT: Press contact information: Dave Anderson, Anderson Interactive, 678-401-2991 dave@andersoni.com Debra Hopkinson, EHNAC, 860-408-1620 dhopkinson@ehnac.org

Source: EHNAC