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114th Congress: Let’s Get to Work

Governance / Blog January 12, 2015

BPC has compiled a list of “doable items” that Congress can tackle on a bipartisan basis. Taking action on these bills could go a long way to reinvigorating the legislative process.

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Bipartisan Policy Center Calls for Congressional Action on Risk-Based Regulatory Framework for Health Information Technology

Janet M. Marchibroda / Blog October 9, 2014

There is broad consensus on the need for a risk-based framework for health IT–one that protects patient safety, promotes innovation and avoids regulatory duplication.

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Federal Government’s Proposed Risk-Based Regulatory Framework for Health IT: A Step in the Right Direction

Janet M. Marchibroda / Blog July 7, 2014

On April 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the FDASIA Health IT Report: Proposed Strategies and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework (FDASIA Report). That report fulfilled the requirement of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) of 2012, which was passed and signed into law in July 2012. Today, BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative submitted public comments on the report to the FDA, ONC, and FCC.

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Bipartisan Policy Center Statement on the SOFTWARE Act of 2013

Health / Press Release October 25, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) issued the following statement by Janet Marchibroda, Director of BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative, regarding the introduction of bipartisan legislation, the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act of 2013. “BPC…

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BPC's Formal Response to the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act

Health / Research August 31, 2013

BPC engaged experts and stakeholders representing clinicians, consumers, health plans, hospitals and other providers to develop recommendations for an oversight framework for health information technology.

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FDASIA Workgroup Key Themes: Innovation, Accountability and a Learning Environment, Align with BPC Oversight Framework

Janet M. Marchibroda / Blog August 22, 2013

A workgroup established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide input into the development of recommendations for a risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology (IT), including mobile medical applications, held its final meeting last week….

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An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health IT

Page / Page August 21, 2013

Through a collaborative six-month effort, the Bipartisan Policy Center conducted research and engaged more than 100 experts and stakeholders representing clinicians, consumers, health plans, hospitals, patient safety organizations, research institutions, and technology companies to develop a set of principles and…

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Protecting Patient Safety and Promoting Health Care Innovation: An Oversight Framework for Health IT

Janet M. Marchibroda / Blog March 20, 2013

This week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology, Health, and Oversight and Investigations are holding a series of hearings focused on health information technology (IT), how innovation can benefit patients, and how regulation affects innovation.

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An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health Information Technology

Health / Research February 13, 2013

The widespread adoption of health IT largely stems from recognition of the important role that it plays in improving health care quality and safety.

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Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Bold Principles and Recommendations Promoting an Oversight Framework for Patient Safety and Health IT

Health / Press Release February 13, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Today the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released, An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health Information Technology, a report containing a set of principles and recommendations calling for a risk-based, flexible framework that both protects patient…

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