HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UPDATE:|
- President Bush and HIT Coordinator Brailer Address National HIT Policy
- Senator Kerry Campaign Says Bush EHR Funding Not Adequate
- New Health Information Technology Coordinator David Brailer, MD, Ph.D. Featured in National Audioconference
Contact: Paul Tunnecliff
WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE (TM) -- JUNE 1, 2004: Health Information Update is the official eZine of the Health Information Technology Summit (HIT Summit), October 21 - 23, 2004, in Washington, DC, www.HITSummit.com.
NATIONAL HIT AUDIOCONFERENCE: ONE ON ONE WITH THE NEW NATIONAL
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR - MEET DAVID J. BRAILER, MD, Ph.D.:
- Friday, June 11, 2004
- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
- 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
- 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)
David Brailer, MD, Ph.D.
National Health Information Technology Coordinator
John K. Iglehart
Questions for Dr. Brailer:
Founding Editor, Health Affairs
National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine
Attendees at each registered audioconference site may ask questions live or forward questions for Dr. Brailer to Questions@HITAudioconferences.com. There is no limit to the number of attendees who can participate at each registered site.
BUSH PUSHES COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL RECORDS:
Speaking at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center on May 27, 2004, President Bush said computerized medical records "save money [and] improve the quality of care through the spread of good information." Bush called on the medical field to computerize all patient records within the next decade. "One of the amazing discrepancies in American society today is we're literally changing how medicine is delivered in incredibly positive ways, and yet docs are still spending a lot of time writing things on paper - and sometimes it's hard to read their handwriting," Bush said.
The President has appointed David Brailer, MD, Ph.D. to the newly created role of federal health IT coordinator. Brailer, who was with Bush in Nashville, said the industry had fallen behind in implementing a standardized system for electronic communication.
Click here to see and hear the remarks by President Bush and HIT Coordinator Brailer.
SENATOR KERRY SAYS BUSH'S EHR FUNDING INADEQUATE:
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry's (Mass.) campaign said Bush is focusing on small issues rather than addressing larger health care problems, such as soaring health care costs and the millions of uninsured. The campaign said Bush's proposed funding won't be enough to create EMRs for everybody or to transform the health care system. "Bush's rhetoric doesn't live up to reality," Kerry spokesperson Phil Singer said. Senator Kerry has proposed "secure, private electronic medical records by 2008" for all US residents as part of his health care agenda.
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