Dr. David Blumenthal | October 7, 2010
Two landmark reports by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) changed Americans’ perception of their health care system and launched today’s drive to improve the quality and safety of medical care in America. The reports were To Err Is Human, published in 1999, and Crossing the Quality Chasm, released in 2001.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal |
The health information technology (health IT) sector received an important gift on Sept. 29. In fact, we received two important gifts. Both these gifts came from Kaiser Permanente. And both stemmed from Kaiser’s long-time investment and innovation in health IT adoption and use.Read Full Post.
Wil Yu | October 5, 2010
As the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) carries out its mission toward a goal of nationwide achievement of meaningful use, I am mindful that we are also working toward a greater vision of improved individual and population health outcomes – a vision of a high performance learning health care system that leverages health information and technology, while protecting privacy and confidentiality, and encourages an infrastructure for robust care delivery and technology innovation.Read Full Post.
Aaron McKethan | September 2, 2010
The Beacon Community program seeks to demonstrate how health IT-enabled improvements in health care quality, efficiency, and population health are possible, sustainable, and replicable in diverse communities across America. The program includes average three-year awards of $15 million to diverse communities with above-average electronic health record adoption rates and, in most cases, experience with information exchange. Collaborations of leaders from each of the 15 Beacon Communities that were awarded back in May have been busy operationalizing and implementing their health IT-enabled innovations that can support new ways of coordinating and streamlining health care and,Read Full Post.
Peter Garrett | August 27, 2010
As Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT, wrote in recent blog, health IT is a team effort – one that requires different players working together toward the common goals of increased coordination, quality, safety, and efficiency in our health care system.Read Full Post.