Deadline for the final iPad2 giveaway is Friday, Aug. 12

Last Chance to enter the iPad2 Giveaway for Completing the Meaningful Use Authorization Process.

We recently outlined here the process and rationale for eligible professionals (EPs) to authorize third-party rights for Practice Quality & Innovation (PQI) to act on their behalf for Meaningful Use (MU) registration and attestation. Authorization should take only 5-10 minutes and is required in order for UNC EPs to receive MU incentives. Detailed instructions on how to complete the authorization process are available here.

As of Aug. 10, 70% of UNC’s EPs have successfully completed this process.  Thank you to the following departments that are at or near 100% completion for all their EPs:

• Dermatology
• Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Psychiatry
• Neurosurgery
• Otolaryngology
• Radiology
• Pathology
• Orthopaedics
• Radiation Oncology

After completing the Authorization process, EPs are automatically entered into a drawing for an iPad 2. Congratulations to the recipient of the second iPad 2 giveaway:  Dr. Carolyn Shores in the Department of Otolaryngology, and again to Dr. Leonard Parker in Radiology who won the first iPad 2 giveaway.  To be eligible for the final drawing, EPs must complete the Authorization process by tomorrow, 8/12/11. (EPs who have already completed the process have been entered in all three iPad 2 giveaways.)

The PQI staff is ready to help in any way we can. To hold an Authorization Event at your clinic, Grand Rounds, or faculty meeting, or to request any type of assistance with the authorization process, please contact