Health information technology (IT) plays a critical role in improving the health and wellness of individuals and the quality, cost-effectiveness and patient experience of care. Calls for a risk-based, regulatory framework for health IT that promotes innovation, protects patient safety and avoids regulatory duplication have been bipartisan. They have also had the support of clinicians, consumers, employers, hospitals and health systems, patient safety organizations and technology companies.
At the event, senior leaders from government and the private sector shared insights on actions taken to improve health and health care through the use of technology and ways to both promote innovation and protect patient safety. Progress and stakeholder views on the development of standards and principles for reporting related to health IT were also highlighted.
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Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
U.S. House of Representatives
Karen DeSalvo, MD
Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S Department of Health and Human Services
Tejal Gandhi, MD
President, National Patient Safety Foundation
Chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation
Director, BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative
Executive Director, BPC’s CEO Council on Health and Innovation