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San Diego Physician to be Recognized at White House for Progress in Health IT
Date:6/20/2012

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

Dr. Ted Chan, an emergency medicine physician with UC San Diego Health System and San Diego Beacon Community program leader, is one of 82 representatives from across the country whose progress in health IT will be recognized by the White House and Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C, at an upcoming White House Town Hall. Dr. Chan will also join a select panel of healthcare providers to discuss the progress and successes around health IT implementation in the United States.

“Every day, technology is improving how we do business, how we stay in touch and how we take care of our health. Technology is modernizing our world, and is the foundation of an effective 21st century health care system,” said Craig Brammer, Director of the Beacon Community Program. “Leaders in communities across the country understand that technology is modernizing the health sector and the Beacon Communities—America’s most wired communities—are lighting the way. Dr. Chan’s leadership and commitment to connecting the community’s health sector will help make health care even better in San Diego, and provide valuable lessons for others across the nation.”

During a June 19th White House Health IT Town Hall, senior White House and US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials will recognize local efforts in moving the nation toward an electronically-enabled health care system. In addition to discussing the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), a panel of health care providers, including Dr. Chan, will share their insights on the important role that health IT programs, such as the Beacon Community Program, have played in helping them implement EHRs and support health care improvements through IT-enabled interventions.

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