AAN to Host Epic EHR User Group at the 2012 Annual Meeting

April 11, 2012


The AAN's Practice Management and Technology (PM&T) Subcommittee has organized the first Epic User Group meeting, targeted to those neurologists and practice managers who use or are in the process of implementing Epic electronic health record (EHR) software.

Users are encouraged to attend this gathering to discuss Epic's EHR software, share issues and solutions, and other EHR concerns.

Meeting Details:

  • Tuesday, April 24 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R06
  • Facilitated by Allison L. Weathers, MD —Medical Director of Clinical Information Services at Rush
  • University Medical Center in Chicago, IL
  • Target Audience: Current Epic users or those who are in the process of implementing Epic
Objectives for the Epic User Group:

  • Network with fellow neurologists and practice managers using Epic EHR
  • Learn how other Epic users have optimized their EHR system to provide the best care for neurology patients
  • Discover practices and tips when using Epic to take back to your practice or institution
  • Discuss with fellow Epic users the challenges with their EHR system
  • Develop structured feedback from neurologists to give to Epic

Facilitator Bio:

Allison L. Weathers, M.D. is an assistant professor of neurological sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She is also a Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems in the department of Information Services, involved in Rush's implementation and optimization of the Epic electronic health record (EHR). In this role, Dr. Weathers has facilitated the transition to an EHR of over 400 physicians and helped a large number of these physicians achieve Meaningful Use and earn incentive payments through the government's EHR Incentive programs.

She has given a number of grand rounds presentations on topics pertaining to the use of electronic health records and has also presented at the national Epic Users' Group Meeting. She has also acted as a consultant for other institutions and neurology practices during their Epic implementations.

She is a member of the Practice Management and Technology Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Her main clinical and academic interests are general clinical neurology, neurologic education, and medical informatics.

For More Information:

Contact Christi Kokaisel, Program Manager, Medical Economics, (651) 695-2810