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Technology Pavilion

Hall I1, Booth 5145
Academy members and independent consultants offer user-friendly instruction on all things high-tech for business, clinical and academic applications. Stop by for presentations on:

  • The latest in hardware, from mobile devices to wireless computing.
  • Internet, social networking, productivity and mobile software topics.
  • Software for medical records, presentations, image manipulations and more.
  • Benefits of the Mobile Meeting Guide.

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(IHE) = Presentation is related to the Electronic Office: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Hall G, Booth 3851.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Using Microsoft Office 2013 / Office 365
Jude Brown, Senior Instructor, Digital Acumen, Inc.
Microsoft Office is now available in several versions for home and work, including the familiar format Office 2013 and newer cloud-based Office 365. We will highlight the included programs in each and how they integrate tasks, as well as see how these two versions stack up in terms of features, benefits and costs. As always, our instructor is happy to field your Office-related questions.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get the Most from the Academy's Mobile Meeting Guide
Jude Brown, Senior Instructor, Digital Acumen, Inc.
This quick session introduces users to the basics and benefits of using the Academy's powerful Mobile Meeting Guide to help plan and navigate the 2013 Annual Meeting. Learn how to sign in, find sessions, create your Personal Planner, as well as get an overview of the wealth of content and features it contains. Did you know you can view Academy posters and videos, fill out course evaluations, take notes and even ask questions live during certain sessions through the Mobile Meeting Guide? If not, this session is for you! (Repeated on Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Privacy Breach: Now What?
H. Jay Wisnicki, MD, Medical Director, Union Square Eye Care Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rainer Waedlich, President IOTA (International Ophthalmic Technology Association)
Neil H. Ekblom, Health Care Attorney, LeClairRyan
There are many benefits of consolidating patient records electronically, but what if someone accesses your patient information without authorization? What are your legal and regulatory obligations? How can staff training and the EMR technology itself be used to limit and mitigate exposure? This open discussion provides valuable perspectives from a tech savvy ophthalmologist, an experienced EHR/EMR vendor and a lawyer with a rare focus on ophthalmic practice as they examine the myriad issues in this sensitive but important subject. Bring your questions and join this interactive panel discussion.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
ONE® Network 2.0 and The Resident Hub™
Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA, Editor-in-Chief of the ONE Network
Dale Fajardo, EdD, Director of Online Education and the ONE Network at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Sarah Page, MA, E-Learning Project Manager at the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network is a comprehensive educational resource which provides members and subscribers the ability to quickly and effectively access relevant clinical information from an extensive, up-to-date knowledge base. In this presentation we will provide an update on the ONE® Network, which has recently undergone a major redesign and includes many new features designed to help you get to the content you need. Included in this presentation will be a demonstration of The Resident Hub™, a powerful online tool that ophthalmology residency programs use to facilitate, measure and track ophthalmic resident education.

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Windows Update: Windows 8, RT and Phone
Jude Brown, Senior Instructor, Digital Acumen, Inc.
See what's new with Microsoft's Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone. Learn how these three platforms differ but also work together with Microsoft SkyDrive to provide seamless access to your files, photos and contacts across an array of desktop and mobile devices. See "Blue," the latest version of Windows 8, as well as the Surface tablet and Windows Phone in action. Strengths and weaknesses of each will be reviewed, as well as how they integrate Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer 10 and the new Windows Store for downloadable Apps. Bring your questions.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 17

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Smartphone Update and Disruptive Technologies
Vinay A. Shah, MD, Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma
Rohit Krishna, MD, University of Missouri - Kansas City
R. Ken Lord, MD, Retina Associates of Southern Utah
Learn about smartphone trends and how you can put the mobile power of smartphones and tablets to work to simplify your life and maximize productivity in your practice. Topics include the current developments in the mobile computing industry as well as effective medical and personal use Apps such as for clinical reference, education, increasing efficiency and practice branding and marketing. The session will conclude with a discussion and audience questions.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get the Most from the Academy's Mobile Meeting Guide
Jude Brown, Senior Instructor, Digital Acumen, Inc.
This quick session introduces users to the basics and benefits of using the Academy's powerful Mobile Meeting Guide to help plan and navigate the 2013 Annual Meeting. Learn how to sign in, find sessions, create your Personal Planner, as well as get an overview of the wealth of content and features it contains. Did you know you can view Academy posters and videos, fill out course evaluations, take notes and even ask questions live during certain sessions through the Mobile Meeting Guide? If not, this session is for you!

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
A Social Media Primer
Jude Brown, Senior Instructor, Digital Acumen, Inc.
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Snapchat, Vine…you've heard the names, but what are they and how does one differ from another? This basic session for the Social Media novice will give you a grounding in the terms and technologies at the heart of Web 2.0 and have you "tweeting" in no time. Tips for checking and protecting your "online reputation" will also be reviewed.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (IHE)
EHR 101
Colin A. McCannel, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA
David Silverstone, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine

This overview course is intended to familiarize the attendee with the implications of adopting an EHR system. A wide range of topics will be covered, including characteristics of good EHR systems, selection criteria that should be considered, possible impact on the practice and work flow, information technology considerations and the importance of EHR standards. This course will provide the knowledge framework about EHR systems relevant to the purchase, implementation, maintenance and utilization of an EHR system.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tele-Ophthalmology Talking Points
Ingrid Zimmer-Galler, MD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
In this session we will review the current state of telemedicine in ophthalmology with an emphasis on remote retinal imaging for diabetic retinopathy assessment. We will also discuss current challenges and barriers to wide-spread implementation of telemedicine technologies in the delivery of ophthalmic care.

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MONDAY, NOV. 18

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Step-by-Step: Edit Video Like a Pro
Jude Brown, Senior Instructor, Digital Acumen, Inc.
Want to upload professional looking videos to YouTube/Facebook or embed them in PowerPoint Presentations? Learn step-by-step how to make the most of inexpensive software to acquire, edit and professionally polish your own videos. Topics include adding transitions, effects and mixing music as well as best practices for exporting to other formats. In particular, importing video for use in PowerPoint and uploading for sharing sites on the web will be demonstrated.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (IHE)
Using a Fully Integrated DICOM Imaging and EHR System
Jeffrey Marx, MD, Chair, Dept of Ophthalmology, Lahey Clinic; Chief Medical Officer, Lahey Medical Center Peabody
DICOM is the established medical image formatting standard, allowing the EHR to "talk to" the imaging and diagnostic devices in an office network. Tremendous progress has been made in the use of DICOM imaging in Ophthalmology, and refinements will assist workflow in ordering, testing, interpreting and billing. Data extraction from images can be utilized for graphing and improving patient care. Dr. Marx will describe how his integrated DICOM imaging and EHR system has improved the quality of patient care and the efficiency of his practice.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Introducing the Academy's IRIS™ Registry: How to Meet Regulatory Requirements for Quality Measures
William L. Rich III, MD, Medical Director of Health Policy, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Senior Partner, Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates
The Academy is launching the IRIS™ Registry, an EHR-based approach to collecting data that can be used for quality improvement, qualification for PQRS incentives or avoidance of penalty, and qualification for one menu measure in the Meaningful Use incentives for EHR usage. This presentation will explain how the registry works through systems integration with your EHR, and how it can bring value to participants.

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mobile Computing Update
Darwin J. Liao, MD, MPH
Learn about the latest trends in hardware and software in Mobile Computing. Will the popular iOS, Android and Windows Mobile platforms be threatened or complemented by the emerging category of over-sized phone tablets ("phablets") or wearable electronics embedded in eyeglasses and watches? Included will be a discussion of general and healthcare-specific software solutions, as well as highlights of the latest version of Apple's popular iOS for iPhones and iPads.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Social Media Influences the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, Deputy Editor, AAO ONE Network
With smart phones, computers and world-wide Internet connectivity, patients are "Googling" individual doctors 30 to 100 times daily on average. The Internet search results they see influence what and how the patients feel about their doctors. In this session, Dr. Doan discusses high-yield tips for physicians to help improve their patient-doctor relationship using the Internet.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 19

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Internet Privacy and Wireless Security Best Practices
Jonathon Santilli, Senior Network Engineer, Digital Acumen, Inc.
You can connect to your email, the web or your office EHR anywhere with a Wi-Fi hotspot, including your home or local Starbucks, but who might be eavesdropping on your private communication and what steps can you take to protect your wireless connections? This session will review best-practice procedures you can use to secure your email and network connections when you roam, how to set up a secure "Virtual Private Network" (VPN) between home and office and what questions you should ask your IT department at work to minimize the chances of someone intercepting your private information.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Microsoft Windows/Office: Ask the Expert
Jude Brown, Senior Instructor, Digital Acumen, Inc.
This custom-tailored, interactive session provides an audience-driven overview of the Windows Operating Systems, Office 365, Office 2013 and Video Editing. Ask our Expert any questions that remain unanswered after the other overview sessions or about solving a particular problem you have had using Windows or Office tools in the past.

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Mobile Meeting Guide
The Mobile Meeting Guide is an easy-to-use wireless Web app for any web-enabled mobile device.

  • Complete program content including abstracts and course handouts
  • Learning Lounge and Technology Pavilion schedules
  • Course room and exhibit hall floor plans
  • Hotel and shuttle bus information
  • Exhibitor list

Supported by Carl Zeiss Meditec

Internet and Wi-Fi Access
Rest Stops Hall D & Hall I1

Tech Bar
Rest Stop Hall I1
Have technology related questions? Drop by the Tech Bar to get advice and troubleshoot problems from knowledgeable IT staff.

Scientific Posters Online & Videos on Demand
Hall C, Booth 100
Review scientific posters and watch surgical videos on dedicated computer terminals conveniently located in the exhibit hall. You can also access these resources during the meeting through the Mobile Meeting Guide.

The Electronic Office: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
Hall G, Booth 3851

Learn about available incentives for demonstrating meaningful use and interoperability with electronic health record systems. Visit IHE to:

  • Experience how integrating your EHR systems can improve efficiency and accuracy in your practice;
  • Receive a free flash drive once you complete the demonstration; and
  • Discuss your EHR-related questions with Academy staff.

Brought to you by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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