Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Recommendations for Oversight Framework for Patient Safety and Health IT

BPC Health Project Co-Leader Senator Tom Daschle to Headline Policy Discussion

Contact: 

Joann Donnellan

703-966-1990

jdonnellan@bipartisanpolicy.org

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Health information technology (IT) plays a critical role in improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of patient care and serves as a foundation for rapidly emerging new models of delivery and payment shown to improve health and health care. Policies are now being developed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use health IT to make health care safer and continuously improve the safety of health IT.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative will hold a timely discussion on its new report: An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health Information Technology. The report offers principles and recommendations for an oversight framework for patient safety and health IT that is risk-based; reflects shared responsibility among those who develop, implement, and use health IT; is flexible enough to accommodate a rapidly changing health care system, and promotes-not stifles-innovation.

WHO:

  • Senator Tom Daschle, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader; Co-founder, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC); and Co-leader BPC Health Project Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Farzad Mostashari, M.D., ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Peter Angood, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physician Executives
  • Russ Branzell, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Health Medical Group, University of Colorado Health
  • John Glaser, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Health Services
  • Douglas E. Henley, M.D., FAAFP, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Jeffrey C. Lerner, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, ECRI Institute
  • Ed Park, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, athenahealth
  • Emad Rizk, M.D., President, McKesson Health Solutions
  • Janet Marchibroda, Moderator; Director, BPC Health Innovation Initiative

 

WHAT:

BPC policy discussion on the release of its timely, new report: An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health Information Technology

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE:

Bipartisan Policy Center

1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20005

202-204-2400

Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP to press@bipartisanpolicy.org.

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