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Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Senator Bill Frist and Acting Assistant Secretary and National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo to Headline BPC Policy Forum on Promoting Innovation and Patient Safety with Information Technology

Monday, December 1, 2014

Washington, D.C.On Wednesday, December 3, at 10:00AM ET, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Health Innovation Initiative will hold a policy forum with senior leaders from government and the private sector on bipartisan efforts to advance a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT that promotes innovation, protects patient safety and avoids regulatory duplication. The day-long discussion will also highlight progress and stakeholder views on governance, standards and principles for reporting for a new oversight framework for health information technology (IT).

See full event agenda here.

Over the past year, BPC has convened hundreds of stakeholders and experts to develop principles and recommendations for an oversight framework for health IT and is pleased to see several areas of alignment with recent legislation, as well as the Administration’s draft Health IT plan. See the report here.

Follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #HealthIT


WHO:

Keynotes:

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
U.S. House of Representatives

Karen DeSalvo, MD
Acting Assistant Secretary and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Senator Bill Frist, MD
Co-chair, BPC Health Project

Tejal Gandhi, MD
President, National Patient Safety Foundation

John Hammergren
Chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation

Janet Marchibroda
Director, Bipartisan Policy Center Health Innovation Initiative Executive Director, CEO Council on Health and Innovation

Panel Discussions

Reporting Patient Safety Events: Key Principles, Key Imperatives, Private Sector Action

Peggy Binzer
Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Ronni Solomon
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, ECRI Institute

Stephanie Zaremba
Senior Manager, Government Affairs, athenahealth

Health Software Standards: Lessons Learned From Existing Efforts

Mary K. Logan, JD, CAE
President and CEO, AAMI – Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

Steve Posnak (invited)
Director, Office of Standards and Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

WHAT:

BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative to hold policy discussion on actions taken to create a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT that promotes innovation and protects patient safety.

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10:00 – 4:00PM ET

WHERE:

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000, 10th floor
Washington, DC 20005

Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP to [email protected]. Registration is required and press set up begins at 9:00AM.

If you are interested in scheduling interviews, please contact Joann Donnellan at (202) 204-2384 or [email protected].