The WVU Health Sciences Center Interprofessional Education (IPE) Speaker Series will continue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Hostler Auditorium, located on the ground floor of HSC North. A six-person panel will present “An Interprofessional Discussion of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) System at WVU Medicine.”

Speakers include Melissa Martin, Health Information Management; Kim Clarke, Information Technology; Sam Cotton, Department of Medicine; Marianne Downes, Laboratory Medicine; Haley Rapp, Emergency Medicine; and Amy Funk, WVU School of Dentistry.

The discussion will address the legal and patient care impetus for the installing and implementing an EHR system; Epic and the benefits and limitations of this EHR system, including upcoming advances/changes; and the impact meaningful use has made on patient care. There also will be discussions on current limitations of the EHR and potential pathways in which the EHR may evolve in the near future.

The HSC IPE Speaker Series, developed by Rachel T. Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., for the HSC Office for Interprofessional Education, was approved as an ongoing program in August 2014. It will provide continuing education credits.

This month's speakers are part of a “Community-Based Care” project funded by a sub-grant from the Office of IPE, thanks to a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The funding supports interprofessional practice through community-campus partnerships led by WVU HSC faculty and students.

For catering purposes, those planning to attend the Dec. 8 presentation should RSVP to by Wednesday, Dec. 2.