What You Need to Know About the Coming ERRA: EHR/Registry/Research/Accreditation (CONG2014-13)

This course includes the following:


IAC - Vein Center Accreditation Overview
Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS

Vein Center Accreditation Requirements
Stephen Daugherty, MD, FACS, FACPh, RVT, RPhS

What to Look for in an EHR
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM

ACP Venous Registry Overview: Why is Participation in a Venous Registry Important?
Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPh

Research in Private Practice
Kathleen Gibson, MD

ACP Research Revamped
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM

Question and Answer
All Faculty


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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the reasons why one would need IAC-Vein Center Accreditation and it's key requirements.
  2. Describe 10 essential items to look for before purchasing an EHR.
  3. Explain the top 5 benefits of participating in a venous registry.
  4. Describe the key changes to the ACP research grants and how one in private practice can participate.
  5. Define what a vein center is.
  6. Recognize organizational and personnel standards of a vein center.
  7. Recognize the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) as a mechanism for facilities to provide high-quality care by establishing minimal requirements.
Course summary
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Carl Black, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVMModerator; Planner; SpeakerNonen/a
Stephen Daugherty, MD, FACS, FACPh, RVT, RPhSSpeakerDoctorQA.comConsultant
Kathleen Gibson, MDSpeaker



Iverson Genetics




Consultant; Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Joseph T. Jenkins, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS, RVTContent ReviewerNonen/a
Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSSpeaker



Vascular Insights



Consultant; Advisory Board; Speaker; Stockholder

Consultant; Advisory Board; Stockholder

Consultant; Advisory Board; Stockholder



Sanjoy Kundu, MD, FSIR, FASA, DABR, FCIRSEContent ReviewerNonen/a
Michelle McEvoy, MSN/Ed, RN-BCContent ReviewerNonen/a
David J. Mond, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Diana L. Neuhardt, RVT, RPhSContent ReviewerBTGSpeaker
Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPhSpeaker


Vein Directory



Daiichi Sankyo


Investigator; Speaker






Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a



The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the ACP. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting professional use of any of the information provided herein. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of ACP Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

Discussion of Off-Label Use

Although no longer required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), ACP CME requests all faculty to inform learners of any products they will discuss that are off-label or investigational.

Reproduction Prohibited

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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in May 2017.


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