IBM to host congressional briefing on healthcare interoperability

IBM is hosting a congressional briefing about healthcare interoperability on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, according to an advisory from health IT coalition Health IT Now.

IBM is hosting the briefing, titled "As 21st Century Cures Turns Two, What's Next for Interoperability in Healthcare?," in partnership with Health IT Now. The event will include a panel discussion on the value of healthcare interoperability, the outlook for health IT with the new Congress and the pending information blocking rule, among other topics.

Here are the four panelists who will participate in the discussion, listed in alphabetical order. Joel White, executive director of Health IT Now, will moderate the conversation.

  • Anil Jain, MD, vice president and chief health information officer at IBM Watson Health
  • Erin Mackay, associate director of health IT programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families
  • William Rich III, MD, medical director of health policy at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Elise Sweeney Anthony, executive director of policy at the ONC

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