Dr. Basch Is Named Among the ‘Smartest People in Health IT’

Peter Basch, MD, MedStar Health’s director for ambulatory electronic health records and health IT policy, has been named among “26 of the Smartest People in Health IT” by Becker’s Hospital CIO, a healthcare trade publication.

“Technology is becoming a major force in the healthcare industry as providers scramble to not only meet government regulations but to provide the best care for their patients in the most efficient way possible,” writes Becker’s, which made its selections through an editorial review process.

In addition to his position with MedStar, Dr. Basch is a senior fellow for health IT policy with the Center for American Progress and a visiting scholar with the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform of the Brookings Institution. He also serves as the chair of the Medical Informatics Committee for the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Basch has also advised President Obama’s transition team on health IT policy, and he was the chair of the Maryland EHR Taskforce.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.