David Blumenthal: How Technology Can Improve Health Care
This program has been postponed
David Blumenthal, National Coordinator, Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services
Sarah Varney, KQED Reporter, The California Report and Health Dialogues - Moderator
Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in February. Will computerizing medical records allow doctors to be better doctors and improve the quality of hospitals and patient care? Will a patient’s privacy and security be protected and who will have access to the new digital versions of our medical records? Will doctors and hospitals be required to make the changes and cover the cost? Renowned physician Blumenthal has served as chief health advisor during two presidential campaigns, worked as director of numerous health organizations and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago. He is now poised to take on the duty of implementing a nationwide, interoperable health information technology infrastructure.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Also know: Underwriter: California HealthCare Foundation