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Technical Assistance, Education and Consultation

The Alliance shares expertise and experience through provision of technical assistance and consulting services. Subject areas in include all aspects of EHR implementation from planning and goal setting through optimization of use, enhancements and reporting. Alliance staff includes GE certified implementation specialists who add special understanding and experience relevant to Community Health Centers. Implementation support is available to Health Centers and Networks outside the Alliance EHR user community. Beyond EMR, the Alliance provides assistance in organizational development, change management, strategic planning and general performance improvement.

The Alliance had provided regular EHR implementation workshops, and presents regularly at educational conferences. Below are examples of recent presentations.



March 2010 "Medical Device Integration with an Ambulatory EMR" HIMSS 2010 presented by Fred D. Rachman, MD

January 25, 2010 "Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services: An EHRS-enabled PBRN of Safety Net Health Centers" Chicago Practice Based Research Collaborative meeting presented by Fred D. Rachman, MD and Erin Kaleba, MPH

March 15, 2009 "Leveraging Health Information Technology to Support Clinical Quality: Experience from the Community" AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement meeting presented by Fred D. Rachman, MD

May 9, 2008 "Accelerating the Dissemination and Translation of Clinical Research into Practice" NIH-Natcher Conference Center presented by Fred D. Rachman, MD, see panel 3

November 15, 2007 2007 NACHC Financial and Operations Management/IT Conference - Las Vegas Nevada