Bipartisan Policy Center to Hold Discussion on Patient Safety in Health IT

Bipartisan Policy Center to Hold Discussion on Patient Safety in Health IT

Tom Daschle to Lead Health IT Safety Policy Discussion

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell. The organization’s mission is to”combine politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach. BPC recognizes the critical role health information technology plays in improving quality, safety and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Current policies are now in development on the use of health IT and its impact on patient safety including the release by HHS for public comment the agency’s Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 requires the development of proposed strategies and recommendations  for a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative will hold a 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. According to BPC, the report “reflects shared responsibility among those who develop, implement, and use health IT and is flexible enough to accommodate a rapidly changing health care system, and promotes-not stifles-innovation.”

The discussion will be led by 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, HHS. Others in attendance include:

  • Farzad Mostashari, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
  • 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

Date and Time::
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern

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

Additionally, a live webcast of the event will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13. You can watch the webcast on the BPC website.