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Electronic health record workshop set Jan. 26

Gorge Health Connect, Inc. is sponsoring an Electronic Health Record workshop for healthcare students, workforce, and caregivers of the Mid-Columbia Region.

In collaboration with Columbia Gorge Community College, Gorge Health Connect (GHC) received support from the Google Data Centers Grants Fund of Tides Foundation to introduce participants to electronic documentation in a healthcare field.

This eight-hour workshop meets Saturday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College. Pre-registration is required by calling CGCC at (541) 506-6011.

The cost for the workshop is $59 and includes lunch.

Topics to be covered include history of modern healthcare and technology, health information (IT) privacy and security, financial incentives for the use of health IT, documentation practices, patient safety and more.

Students will practice skills in role-based activities such as clinician, nurse and medical assistant using an actual electronic health record. Student progress will be assessed through multiple-choice self-assessments.

Gorge Health Connect (GHC), is a health information exchange that connects hospitals, federally qualified health clinics, primary care providers (PCPs), specialists, public health and others.

GHC has launched a Direct Project Pilot, one of the first in the nation, which is a key step in realizing the federal government’s goal of a connected healthcare system that encompasses all providers.

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