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    The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings hosted a forum to outline a vision and practical next steps toward a health information infrastructure that could quickly and efficiently generate evidence for health care decision-makers.

Summary

The United States will spend $2.4 trillion on health care this year, yet there is no system in place to efficiently evaluate the quality, effectiveness, and safety of the care that is delivered. In fact, less than 0.1 percent of health care spending is dedicated to developing evidence on what works best. New investments in health information technology, quality measurement and reporting, medical product safety surveillance, and comparative effectiveness research have the potential to move toward a nationwide data infrastructure — a true “learning health care system.”

On December 2, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings hosted a forum to outline a vision and practical next steps toward a health information infrastructure that could quickly and efficiently generate evidence for health care decision-makers. Distinguished speakers joined Mark McClellan, director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, to discuss specific needs in building this infrastructure, offering insights from projects in the private sector and perspectives on the federal role in this effort.

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Event Agenda

  • Introduction: A Conceptual Framework for Learning from the Delivery of Health Care

  • Moderator: Proof of Concept Panel

  • Proof of Concept Panel: Learning from Health Care Databases

    • Alan Garber

      Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and Director, Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research

      Stanford University School of Medicine

    • L. Allen Dobson Jr.

      Vice President for Clinical Practice Development

      Carolinas Healthcare System

    • Richard Platt

      Professor and Chair, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention

      Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

  • Moderator: Panel Discussion

  • Panel Discussion: The HHS Role in Creating a Learning Health Care System

    • Carolyn Clancy

      Director

      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    • David Blumenthal

      National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • Janet Woodcock

      Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

      Food and Drug Administration

  • Summary and Next Steps

Details

December 2, 2009

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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