Senate Hearing on 03/05/15 9:00 CT: Health IT Transformation: EHR → Better Care?

The hearing was postponed because of weather issues (it is snowing in Washington, DC, right now and the federal government is closed today).  It generally takes 1-3 weeks to reschedule a hearing, given the other issues on the Committee’s agenda, as well as other Committee business already scheduled.  We will let you know when it is rescheduled. 


The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has announced a full committee hearing on America’s Health IT Transformation: Translating the Promise of Electronic Health Records into Better Care on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10:00 AM eastern (9:00 AM central).This is the first Health IT hearing by this committee in 5 years. Focus will be on EHRs and are they delivering on their promise of better care. The hearing witness list:

  • Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. , K.T. Li Professor of International Health, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Robert L. Wergin, MD , President, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Milford, NE
  • Peter DeVault , Director of Interoperability, Epic Systems Corporation, Madison, WI
  • Angela Kennedy, Ed.D. M.B.A., R.H.I.A , Head of Department/Professor, Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

You can watch a live stream of the hearing here: