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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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Bill Frist: Time to advance a new oversight framework for health IT

Health / News December 11, 2014

Innovations in digital technology have changed the way we live our everyday lives, and we are finally, just now, seeing them change the way that we deliver health care and manage our own health.

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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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A Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health IT

Health / February 13, 2013 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ET

Health information technology plays a critical role in improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. Rapidly emerging new delivery system and payment models designed to reduce costs, improve quality, and improve the patient’s experience of care require a solid…

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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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