February Webinar – Interoperability
“How to Avoid Fading on a Long Ride of Interoperability”
Co-Sponsored by UPMC
Our February webinar will focus on why interoperability is essential for a learning health system, the benefits to health information exchange, and the importance of Health Information Service Providers, direct messaging, and associated workflows.
This will be a live webcast on Amazon Chime. The event has been approved for 1 Contact Hour by a UPMC Provider Unit that is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive 1 Contact Hour(s), the learner must attend the entire activity and complete the activity evaluation on the day of the event.
Two distinguished guest speakers will lead the discussion:
Dr. Kristian Feterik has been on staff at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as core teaching faculty in the Section of Hospital Medicine since 2008. He completed medical school training in Slovakia followed by internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University’s St Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Feterik earned a Master in Business Administration from University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management in 2011. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine with Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. Additionally, he achieved subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. At UPMC health system, Dr. Feterik serves as eRecord Medical Director for Interoperability. In his role, he oversees electronic clinical quality measures reporting, stage 3 promoting interoperability programs and implementation of direct secure messaging. He is a physician advisor for Clinical Connect HIE, Western Pennsylvania’s health information exchange, and for UPMC Enterprises, an entrepreneurial health care innovation ecosystem. UPMC is one of the largest institutions for graduate medical education in the United States. Because of Dr. Feterik’s leadership skills and integrity, the organization successfully implemented in 2018 an on-demand web-based electronic health record training for 370 interns and 130 fellows that join UPMC every year. Nationally, Dr. Feterik is a senior fellow of Society of Hospital Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has been an active member of the American Medical Informatics Association and Society of General Internal Medicine.
Diane Michalec MSN, BSN, R.N, joined the UPMC Interoperability team in December 2007 as an Informatics Nurse. She assumed the position of Clinical Director in August 2008 and Interoperability Program Director in October 2009. As Program Director, Ms Michalec leads a team of clinical and technical analysts whose goals include the broad span of legacy integration using HL7, aggregation of all electronic data into UPMC’s interoperability platform, connecting UPMC with regional and national Health Information Exchanges (HIE’s), intelligent presentation of clinical data to support the patient in the transition of care, and the development of integrated process orchestration to enable the transparent influx of clinical IT into clinical workflow. Over the past 35+ years at UPMC, Diane has worked in both clinical and information technology roles. Diane served the first half of her career in the clinical arena in neurosurgery and later as Patient Care Manager for the Trauma ICU at UPMC-Presbyterian. She transitioned into the technical arena as a Clinical Systems Analyst with the Emtek/Eclipsys ICU system at Presbyterian Hospital and then as a Systems Analyst on the Cerner iView project. During this time Diane coordinated clinical activities associated with the development, education, implementation, and ongoing utilization and evaluation of the Critical Care Information System and technical activities associated with programming of clinical displays, report writing, and data quality efforts. Diane received her Diploma in Nursing from Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Trauma.