Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Aligning Health IT and Health Reform

Achieving an Information-Driven Health Care System

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 9:00am – 11:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Health IT is a critical foundation of successful health care reform that can help us achieve our nation’s cost and quality goals through delivery system innovation. Please join us to discuss strategies for aligning health IT investments and health reform efforts as we take a close look at implications and opportunities for implementation.

The Markle Foundation, the Center for American Progress and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform have been working with a wide array of collaborators to develop criteria for the "meaningful use" of the ARRA’s health IT investments to increase their sustainability and foster and support health system transformation.

Confirmed speakers include:

David Blumenthal, Office of the National Coordinator, US Department of Health and Human Services

Zoë Baird and Carol Diamond, Markle Foundation
Mark McClellan, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution
Todd Park, Center for American Progress

Panel Discussion:

Christine Bechtel, National Partnership for Women & Families
Hunt Blair, Vermont Health Access
Steven Findlay, Consumers Union
David Lansky, Pacific Business Group on Health
Steven Waldren, American Academy of Family Physicians

Coffee will be served at 8:30am


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Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions  Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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