Meaningful Use: The Changing Tides of Healthcare (tix are @ eventbrite)

***Tickets are only available at Admission to the speaker presentations for tickets/RSVPs reserved at this time is on a space available basis, but we are working to have the event simulcasted to a second room in the venue so that everyone can experience the speaker presentations. If we are unable to have the event simulcasted to a second room, there will still be plenty of space to network and those who reserved tickets before 1/8 can still see the presentations in the main room.****

Great news; we have obtained a second room in the venue to sufficiently meet demand for this event. We are attempting to stream this event into a second room. If it is not possible to do this, we will have networking only throughout the night in the second room and people who have signed up for the event before January 9th will have priority to get into the speaker presentations. Therefore, "Networking only" tickets are being made available at this time, and they are only available at Please consider donating through our donations link on, or through our link on the left side of our meetup page so we can meet the additional expenses with holding this event, and to bring you better events in the future.

The team at Health Innovators would like to thank the community for its support. As such, we are a growing group, and we always open to working with new volunteers, sponsors, speakers, and venues. If you would like to discuss further, please email [masked].*****

The Health Innovators Group continues its tradition of community health education with speakers and networking events in 2014. Please join us January 13 to discuss health care technology with industry thought leaders working in the health industry. Three speakers lead the event. After, a panel discussion in which the audience asks questions of the guest panel, who understand the complexities of the topic and want to share their knowledge.

The Innovators are starting their second year out with a bang, the topic of Meaningful Use. This is a controversial issue in health reform, and chances are you have heard it used, but do you understand it?

Simply stated by, “The goal of meaningful use is to promote the spread of electronic health records to improve health care,” in the U.S. There are three stages to full implementation of meaningful use by healthcare providers.

We thank the Berwick for Governor Campaign for being our newest collaborator. If you wish to get more information about the campaign, please nagivate to

Please note the slightly different approximate agenda for the night:

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Networking

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Welcome and Donald M. Berwick's Presentation

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm - Networking Break

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Presentations from Eve Fralick & Samantha Sawdon

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Networking

Donald M. Berwick is a former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to his work in the administration, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement a not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. On July 7, 2010, Barack Obama appointed Berwick to serve as the Administrator of CMS through a recess appointment. On June 18, 2013, Berwick declared his candidacy for governor of Massachusetts. As the next governer, Don wants to achieve the Triple Aim: better care, better health, and lower cost through improvement – all at the same time. With your support and vote, Don can acheive that so let's help him get there.

Samantha Sawdon is a senior practice consultant at the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. Ms. Sawdon assists clients with electronic medical record (EMR) implementation, achieving Meaningful Use and optimization of clinical work flows to meet quality measures and care standardization. In addition, she assists practices in the implementation of healthcare information exchanges (HIE) implementation and implementing work flow plans to get NOQA Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition.

The CMS extended the period to carry out Stage 2. Learn why the CMS felt this extension was necessary at the January 13 Health Innovators Group event held at the Center for the Arts at the Armory. This will be a great opportunity to get answers to many of your questions.

Walk-ins are welcome but registration in advance holds your place. Donations to cover expenses and continue monthly events with the Health Innovators are appreciated.

One more thing, please take a moment to Like the Health Innovators Facebook page. Here is the link: and join us at our LinkedIn group.

The meeting is free, and donations are accepted at the door and through the suggested donation link to the left.

Attention Startups: Take advantage of our Health Startup Minute Program and pitch your idea in front of our audience. Send an email to [masked] with a 250 word description of your product/service, and how it would improve the healthcare market to participate. You then will be able to get feedback from our panelists on how you can best take your company to the next level!

Parking: Available behind the building 
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available for purchase through the venue's cafe. 
Public Transportation: The venue is available on MBTA Bus routes 83 (board nearby Central Sq. Red line Station), 88 (board at Davis Sq. Red Line Station or Lechmere Station), or 90 (board at Davis Sq. Red Line Station).

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  • Craig

    Great meetup, thank you for hosting and putting together such an information rich event.

    January 14

    • Michael Krieger

      Your very welcome... we are in the process of putting together another exciting event that will be on February 10th. We hope to be able to formally announce it soon.

      January 14


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