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Bipartisan center calls for increased HIE efforts, alignment of healthcare incentives


Friday, January 27, 2012

Aligning financial incentives with high-quality care and accelerating health information exchange efforts (HIE) were among several key recommendations made in a new report released this morning by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) that focuses on health IT’s role in transforming healthcare. According to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who co-chaired a BPC task force on delivery system reform and health IT, health innovation service delivery is severely lacking today despite significant advances in healthcare technology.

“Today’s challenges aren’t that much different than they were 25 years ago,” Frist said at a BPC event unveiling the report’s findings in Washington, D.C., this morning. “They’re just much worse now.”

2012-01-27 00:00:00