Session date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am

James W. Buehler is a Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Drexel University School of Public Health, where his interests center on the field of public health systems and services research.

Previously, Dr. Buehler served as Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, where he led the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) in achieving its mission “to protect and promote the health of all Philadelphians and to provide a safety net for the most vulnerable.” PDPH programs and services address infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, chronic diseases, maternal and child health, childhood lead poisoning, environmental health, air quality, and food protection. 

Dr. Buehler’s Forum presentation will explain the population health objectives of the Affordable Care Act as well as discuss the ACA’s requirement, that non-for-profit hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment, connects hospitals and health departments. Lastly, Dr Buehler will identify the key examples of how quality-of-care monitoring and reporting requirements within the federal program to promote the “Meaningful Use” of electronic health records align with public health objectives

Location: 
Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street
Room 505
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
Session Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Patient Safety

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