Health Information Technology

June 30, 2005

253 SR
On Thursday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m., in room 253 of the Russell Building, the Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness will hold a hearing on health information technology. The hearing will examine how information technology can reduce medical errors, lower healthcare costs, and improve the quality of patient care. More specifically, this hearing will discuss the importance of developing interoperable electronic medical records and highlight new technologies that will impact how health services are provided in the future. This hearing will not focus on any particular legislative proposal.
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Majority Statement

  • John Ensign


Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Michael Enzi

    United States Senator

Witness Panel 2

  • Dr. David Brailer

    National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Hratch G. Semerjian

    Acting Director
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Dr. Carolyn Clancy

    Director of the Agency for the Healthcare Research and Quality
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Robert M. Kolodner

    Acting Chief Informatics Officer
    Veterans Health Administration

Witness Panel 3

  • Ms. Karen Ignagni

    President & CEO
    America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Ms. Susan Bostrom

    Senior Vice President
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Peter Basch

    Medical Director for e-Health
    MedStar Health
  • Ms. Pamela Pure

    Executive Vice President
    McKesson Corporation
  • Dr. John Glaser

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Partner HealthCare System, Inc.