Nov 24

Past Event

Advancing the Adoption of Health Information Technology to Improve Quality and Value in Health Care


Increasing the adoption of health information technology (IT) has the potential to not only improve quality of care, but also change the way health care is delivered. What's more, the use of value cases could drive practical, relevant use of health IT on a faster track, ultimately helping improve the quality of health care. On Nov. 24, Mark McClellan, Carolyn Clancy and other distinguished experts addressed current opportunities to accelerate the adoption and integration of health IT, with an emphasis on how it can lead to higher quality care at lower costs.

The first panel explored how successful health IT adoption within geographic regions is allowing for the measurement of key outcomes. The many opportunities for enhancing current claims-based measurement approaches with clinical data was the focus of the second panel. And the final discussion focused on previously identified examples and suggested pathways for greater adoption of health information technology, as well as recommendations for advancing health IT adoption through value cases.

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Event Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Update: American Health Information Community (AHIC) Quality Work Group

    • Carolyn Clancy

      Director, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

  • Panel One: How Regional Efforts to Adopt Health IT are Providing Opportunities for Better Quality Measurement

    • Micki Tripathi

      Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

    • Marc Overhage

      Indiana Health Information Exchange

    • Lori Evans

      New York Department of Health

    • Carol Diamond

      Markle Foundation

  • Panel Two: Using Health IT to Enhance the Quality Measurement and Reporting Infrastructure

    • Jack Lewin

      American College of Cardiology

    • Lee Newcomer


    • Paul Tang

      Palo Alto Medical Group

  • Panel Three: “Value Cases” and the Path Toward Greater Adoption of Health IT

    • Kevin Hutchinson


    • John Glaser

      Partners Healthcare

    • Steven Findlay

      Consumer’s Union

  • Concluding Remarks and Next Steps


November 24, 2008

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Room

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


For More Information

Brynn Barnett, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform