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Making “Enhanced Use” of Health Information

Recently passed health care reform legislation, together with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, provides an unprecedented opportunity to transform our current care delivery system into a high-value health care system. Making more effective—or “enhanced”—use of the health information routinely collected in the delivery of patient care can improve both individual patient care and overall population health through better quality reporting and performance measurement, public health surveillance, and evidence development.

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On May 14, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings hosted a forum to identify practical solutions for advancing enhanced use of electronic health information on a national scale and examine best practices of organizations already engaged in such effective use. Experts and key stakeholders discussed concrete steps for further supporting enhanced use on a broader scale in light of recent legislation.

Agenda

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Remarks

9:20 a.m. - Dialogue: Promoting Enhanced Use of Health Information

10:00 a.m. - Panel One: Compelling Models for Enhanced Use

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David Patterson

State Health Information Technology Coordinator, South Carolina Health Information Exchange;

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Mike Raymer

General Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group

11:30 a.m. - Panel Two: Implications for Policy

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Andrew McLaughlin

Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science & Technology Policy

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Landen Bain

Director, Clinical Data Interchange Standards

12:30 p.m. - Summary and Closing Remarks

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