(Recorded Webinar) EMR Contracts: FQHC Questions and FTLF Answers

Duration: 55 minutes
Recorded on: 2/16/2023

A health center’s electronic medical record (EMR) system is essential for documenting and coordinating care, tracking and evaluating quality, and communicating internally and externally. Selecting an EMR vendor or changing EMR vendors can be time-consuming, expensive and exhausting… and that’s all before you receive a copy of the contract documents from the EMR vendor.

In this webinar, the presenters will respond to the top questions received from FQHCs about EMR contracts – from figuring out the termination date based on the original contract, addendums, and work orders to negotiating with your current EMR vendor to release data to a new EMR vendor. We’ll explain some of the standard EMR contract terms, describing what they mean and why they matter.

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers
  • IT/Security Officers
  • Privacy Officers
  • C-Suite
  • CMOs
  • Providers
  • Health Center Directors

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Determine when your health center’s EMR contract terminates and understand whether and how earlier termination is possible
  • Identify strategies to persuade your current EMR vendor to release data to a new EMR vendor
  • Identify key documents to retain related to your health center’s EMR vendor relationship
Course summary
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Dianne Pledgie serves as Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]


An Associate with the firm's federal grants and health care practice groups, Brendan focuses on litigation matters and assists clients on a range of transactional matters pertaining to managed care, the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the 340B program, the federal anti-kickback and self-referral prohibitions, and the Public Health Service Act. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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