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Investing in Health IT: What the U.S. and Other Countries Are Learning

Recent legislation, including the stimulus package and the new health reform law, invests substantial funds in health information technology which can help prevent medical errors and improve the quality and value of care. However, questions have been raised about the cost of implementation and personal privacy considerations. This briefing addressed questions such as: What have the U.S. and other countries learned from their experience with health IT? How is the adoption of this technology progressing in the U.S. across the many different types of health care settings? How are we developing standards for “meaningful use” of health IT?

For more information, please visit Alliance’s event page.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is co-moderated by Humphrey Taylor of Harris Interactive (a member of the Alliance board of directors) and Robin Osborn of The Commonwealth Fund.

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Speakers include:

  • David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS
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  • Tom Bowden, New Zealand’s HealthLink
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  • Ib Johannsen, Denmark’s MedCom
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  • Sabine Koch, Karolinska Institute in Sweden
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Q&A
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