Meeting at the Crossroads to Improve Rural Health

WHAT: Meeting at the Crossroads: A Symposium for Improving Health in Communities hosted by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health, the West Texas Area Health Education Center and the West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 27 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28

WHERE: Overton Hotel and Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane

EVENT: West Texas communities are faced with rising demands for health care, limited resources and increasing health inequalities.

Under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, all Americans must have access to electronic medical records (e-records) by 2014. Doctors not using e-records will lose a percentage of their Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement fees starting in 2015.

This symposium will explore effective use of e-records and assess ways to improve community health.

Area community leaders, hospital administrators, directors of nursing, primary care providers, county extension officers, health care and social service providers are invited to attend.

Registration is $59 for one day and $118 for both days. Register by June 17 for a discounted rate. For more information, call (806) 743-1338 or visit www.WestTexasAHEC.org.

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