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Wednesday, November 28 • 10:00am - 11:30am
D-06 - Technical Assistance to Integrating Health Information Technology into your Quality Improvement Program (CE)

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Training and technical assistance resources for HRSA grantees are paramount in supporting HRSA’s longstanding commitment to increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare . The Office of Health Information Technology and Quality supports a variety of training and technical assistance resources designed to assist grantees in the implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives. This workshop will inform grantees of newly developed web-based resources and tools that will help to facilitate quality improvement activities, develop a competent HIT workforce and connect with other partners and networks within their community. Additionally, HRSA’s current activities as it relates to the National Quality Strategy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will be discussed. The workshop will highlight the new HIV/AIDS clinical quality measures that providers will be eligible to report on as part of the program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will know where to go to access web-based training curricula and quality improvement resources.
  • Participants will learn about the National Quality Strategy and HRSA Quality Measurement and Alignment Strategy.
  • Participants will become familiar with HRSA Health IT workforce development efforts.


Amber Berrian

Public Health Analyst, HRSA/OHITQ
Amber Berrian is a public health analyst within HRSA’s Office of Health Information Technology and Quality. For the past 6 years, Ms. Berrian has worked on issues to address quality improvement within HRSA’s health service delivery programs. Some of them include patient safety... Read More →


Miryam Gerdine

Public Health Analyst, HRSA\OHITQ
Miryam C. Gerdine, MPH, is a Public Health Analyst in the Office of Health IT and Quality within HRSA. Miryam is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has completed the Certificate in Health Disparities and Health Inequalities. Prior to joining HRSA... Read More →

Alemu Girma

Public Health Analyst, HRSA\OHITQ
Girma Alemu is working as a Public Health Analyst for HRSA in the office of health IT and Quality. He received his medical degree in Germany where he also did his residency in Ophthalmology. He earned his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, in... Read More →

Natassja Manzanero

Public Health Analyst, HRSA\OHITQ
Natassja Manzanero is a Public Health Analyst at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the Office of Health IT & Quality (OHITQ). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management in 2006 and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Washington 6

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