HealthPOINT and DSU students design unique infographic
Last week, HealthPOINT, a department of Dakota State University and South Dakota’s Regional Extension Center, released an infographic that compares Stage 2 of Meaningful Use to Stage 1. The infographic was designed by DSU digital art and design students and HealthPOINT interns, Megan Pifer and Lacey Roth.
The infographic is the first on the topic of Stage 2 Meaningful Use and at this time, it is the only one on this topic as well. The infographic provides the information and statistics on Meaningful Use in a visually, interesting way. It helps readers understand the differences between Stage 1 and Stage 2 in the Meaning Use of electronic health records along with the progress that has been made on Meaning Use nationally.
“This infographic is a tremendous demonstration of how we can blend education with graphic design to propel the Health IT message,” says HealthPOINT’s training and marketing specialist, Jeff Pickett. “I'm very proud of everyone who helped with the effort and we look forward to creating more infographics to spread the word as well as promote our efforts. We have already received praise from bloggers and groups across the country and our website traffic has seen a nice increase.”
The infographic has been released just in time for National Health IT Week 2012, scheduled for September 10th through the 14th. The week is now in its seventh year and is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents to work together to elevate national attention of the necessity of advancing health IT. HealthPOINT is a regional extension center partner for National Health IT Week.
HealthPOINT is a federally designated health information technology resource and support center for all South Dakota healthcare providers, HealthPOINT focuses on an action-based approach to propel providers in adopting electronic health record systems. HealthPOINT leverages Dakota State University’s strengths in Health Information Management and Information Assurance academic programs to provide high quality, cost effective services to South Dakota providers.
For more information on HealthPOINT, logon to healthpoint.dsu.edu.