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Panel on Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation

Date of Event: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:30pm

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) is undergoing a large scale Electronic Health Record (EHR) system replacement. This month’s presentation will be a round-table discussion focusing on the intersection of three important aspects of software engineering:

  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR, also called EHR) and their implementation through software and databases. Discussion will include special consideration of behavioral health versus acute health care.
  • Software Engineering as it applies to large suite installation and associated configuration and coding. Integration of legacy systems-data with future state.
  • Project Management of large suite implementation, vendor management-relations, technical and business line relations-management. (Note: HBFF has two separate business lines – clinical and financial)
  • Discussion will be wide-ranging and free-wheeling. Audience participation via questions and comments is encouraged.

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Keller (EE/CS) 3-111 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Anthony Harder - Integration Architect – HBFF
Carrie Adams, Corporate Director, HBFF
Nancy Lakanen, Consultant, HBFF
Kim Londgren, Upton Hill Consultant, Technical Project Manager, HBFF
Panel on Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation: An ongoing case study from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF)
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


Please note the free parking process at the U has changed.
Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Speaker Bio: 

Carrie Adams, Corporate Director, HBFF

Carrie is recognized as a behavioral health clinician who has a flair for IT. Throughout her career, she has aligned clinical and revenue cycle operations with health information technology to support new, innovative care delivery models that increase patient engagement, improve outcomes and reduce the total cost of care. In her current role, Carrie provides leadership and vision to team of technology professionals responsible for the design, build, test, train, implementation, and ongoing management of HBFF’s electronic health record, Compass. She partners with executive leaders and business functions across the organization to position Compass as the key technology driver in the execution of the organization’s strategic objectives and plan. Carrie also manages the strategic partnership with Cerner to provide input and outline areas of innovation in software development that would more fully integrate behavioral health needs within electronic health record platforms.

Nancy Lakanen, Consultant, HBFF:

Nancy is a seasoned leader in the healthcare industry, with more than 20 years in clinical operations and 11 years in IT and EHR management. She specializes in leading and advising large-scale projects and is experienced in planning, implementing and supporting complex project plans. Her ability to combine her healthcare operations background with her IT experience has helped many organizations achieve their strategic goals.

Kim Londgren, Upton Hill Consultant, Technical Project Manager, HBFF:

Kim is a consultant with extensive health care experience. Current role is technical project manager at HBFF for their Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation. Experiences and duties include EHR selection, analysis of request for pricing (RFP) process, current state evaluation, vendor relationships, contract negotiation, data conversion requirements, EHR implementation and upgrades, and legacy decommissioning.