Warner names three Health System leaders to task force
Three U.Va. Health System leaders have been named by Gov. Mark R. Warner to a recently created Governor’s Task Force on Information Technology in Health Care.
The task force is responsible for developing and implementing a state health information system that better uses technology and electronic health record systems to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care in Virginia.
Named to the 33-member task force from U.Va.’s Health System were: Barbara Baldwin, chief information officer; Dr. Stephen M. Borowitz, professor of pediatrics and health evaluation sciences; and Dr. Don E. Detmer, professor of health evaluation sciences and president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Informatics Association.
“As health care costs continue to rise and the Medicaid program consumes nearly $4 billion a year in Virginia, technology offers the greatest promise to reduce costs and improve our health care system,” Warner said.
The task force is scheduled to deliver a preliminary report to the Governor and the General Assembly by Nov. 1.