Promoting Innovation; Protecting Patient Safety: Advancing Use of Technology in Health Care


WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 2:22 p.m. to 2:22 p.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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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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Read BPC’s report, An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health Information Technology


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

Senator Bill Frist, MD
Former Senate Majority Leader
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Tejal Gandhi, MD
President, National Patient Safety Foundation

John Hammergren
Chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation

Moderated by:

Janet Marchibroda
Director, BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative
Executive Director, BPC’s CEO Council on Health and Innovation

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