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Note: This webinar is by invitation only to Super User Hospitals

Oct. 15, 2018

Noon-1 p.m. Central

The Texas Department of State Health Services will switch to a new vital registrar software on January 1, 2019. This is the system that registers all births and deaths in the state and is highly utilized by our hospitals. In collaboration with DSHS, we will identify and train “super users” within our hospitals that have the most births and deaths in the state. These super users will be trained now to effectively navigate the new system when it goes live and then support our facilities in troubleshooting the new system.

Target Audience:

Health Information Manager of TxEVER Super Users only

Faculty:

Mariselle McKeon, Ph.D., Field Services and Communications Manager, Office of the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section, Department of State Health Services

Mariselle McKeon Mariselle McKeon joined Vital Statistics Section in March 2018 as the Manager for Communications and Field Services. Dr. McKeon has worked in the public health arena for over 25 years. She has significant experience in Child Welfare, Criminal Justice/Forensics, Evaluation, Policy, Mental Health, Substance Use Prevention and Intervention. Dr. McKeon has a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Mike W. McNutt, Field Services Manager, Vital Statistics Section, Department of State Health Services

Mike McNuttMike McNutt has worked for the Vital Statistics Section for nearly eight years. He started his career in the Texas Electronic Registrar Help Desk where he learned about Birth & Death Registration. He then received a promotion & joined Field Services, where he served as the West Texas Area Representative for four years. Mike became the manager of the Field Services team in October of 2017. He is the Provider Readiness project lead for TxEVER. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Texas Tech University.

Carrie Kroll, Vice President for Advocacy, Quality and Public Health, Texas Hospital Association

Carrie KrollCarrie Kroll joined the Texas Hospital Association in 2013. She works to advocate lawmakers on numerous issues including quality and patient safety, trauma and end of life care. Prior to joining THA she served for 10 years as the Director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her interest in health care advocacy was born when she worked as a legislative associate under former Texas State Representative and House Public Health Committee Chairman, Hugo Berlanga. Prior to that, she spent time working both inside the Capitol as a legislative aide and outside the Capitol as a campaign manager for two members of the Texas House of Representatives.