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Doctors Teaching Health IT To Other Doctors

By Luke Gale
02 December 2011

Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Healthcare officially launched on Dec. 1. The nonprofit, collaborative effort led by doctors for other doctors, was created to promote the transformation of the healthcare system through increased use of health IT.

The goup will seek to provide a venue for physicians who want to share their experiences with health IT implementation and use as well as a place for less experienced physicians to learn about health IT from their peers.

"Our goal is to help other doctors navigate how to use health IT to make care better, safe and more effective," said Doctors Helping Doctors Chair Peter Basch, MD, who is also an internist with Washington Primary Care Physicians and the medical director of health IT for MedStar Health.

"With meaningful use incentives now being offered by federal and state programs to support the use of health IT, we have the opportunity to leverage this significant investment to transform healthcare," Basch continued.

Doctors Helping Doctors collaborators include the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.

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