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John Teeter on the Federal Government's Health IT and Informatics Concerns

Sep 23, 2014
From the Government Institute

An interview from Federal News Radio featuring KPMG’s John Teeter.

The American Council for Technology Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is forming a Federal Healthcare Working Group to address the government's health IT and health informatics concerns. As a new initiative for ACT-IAC, the working group will bring business and health informatics professionals together to identify challenges facing the business side of health and blending that with the substantial expertise in information technology across ACT-IAC to solve those problems using innovative applications of information technology.

The working group’s goal is to move the state of health to a prevention and wellness paradigm as opposed to waiting until there is a problem and treating that problem, said John Teeter. “We see a large effort to use data in innovative ways. People are trying to drill down into the data and identify patterns that will lead them to more effective care and lead them to the identification of opportunities to move the operating models in health from a treatment protocol to more of a population health stance,” said John Teeter, Managing Director in the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health.

Listen to the interview.

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