Opportunities and Challenges in Advancing Health Information Technology

Subcommittee on Information Technology
Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules
Hearing Date: March 22, 2016 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

PURPOSE:

  • To examine the opportunities and challenges in healthcare delivery in the information technology age.
  • To explore ways to leverage technology to improve healthcare.

BACKGROUND:

  • Numerous Health Information Technology (Health IT) innovations exist to monitor health and fitness and improve health outcomes, including electronic health records, wearable devices, apps, and next generation medical devices.
  • Despite the promise of Health IT, barriers exist to development and adoption, such as lack of coordination among state and federal regulators, interoperability, and an outdated/inconsistent regulatory framework.

 

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD National Coordinator for Health Information Technology U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Document
Ms. Jessica Rich Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection U.S. Federal Trade Commission Document
Mr. Matthew Quinn Federal Managing Director Intel Healthcare and Life Sciences Document
Mr. Neil DeCrescenzo Member, Executive Committee Healthcare Leadership Council Document
Mr. Mark Savage Director of Health IT Policy and Programs National Partnership for Women and Families Document