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Embarcadero Webinar: How Meaningful Use Impacts Healthcare Data Management Professionals


SAN FRANCISCO – July 12, 2010 — Join Embarcadero Technologies and healthcare IT expert Shahid Shah on Wednesday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for an insightful one-hour webinar that explores the impact of Meaningful Use (MU) and the certification of electronic health record (EHR) systems on data management professionals.

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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, created an opportunity to improve the performance of the nation’s health system through an unprecedented investment in health information technology. However, healthcare entities must implement 25 major MU requirements into their EHR systems to qualify for a piece of the billions of dollars in government incentive funds.

Healthcare architects, developers and DBAs developing information systems must be thoroughly familiar with MU to understand how the requirements will change their existing and future implementations. A recent survey of healthcare IT professionals conducted by Embarcadero shows that close to 60% are in the process of implementing an EHR system.

Webinar attendees will learn:
• An explanation of ARRA, HITECH, MU, and certification
• How technical personnel such as data architects, DBAs and developers will be affected by MU
• The best ways to determine the MU gaps that might be found in existing systems
• The types of additional expertise technical personnel may need to meet MU
• How quickly systems will need to be modified and deployed to adhere to MU rules

Registered webinar attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of Shahid Shah’s white paper, “How Meaningful Use Impacts Healthcare Data Management Professionals.”

About the Speaker
Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” across the Internet. He is an Embarcadero consultant and he also advises various federal agencies on IT matters. Shahid has architected and built multiple clinical solutions over his almost 20-year career and he is a winner of the Federal Computer Week coveted Fed 100 award, which is given to IT experts who have made a big impact in the government. He helped design and deploy the American Red Cross’s EHR solution across thousands of sites; he’s built two web-based EMRs now in use by hundreds of physicians; he’s designed large groupware and collaboration sites in use by thousands; and, as an ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth, he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s SBIR/STTR program helping small businesses commercialize their healthcare applications.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at

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