Science Policy in the Afternoon Talks presents: Dr. Chuck Friedman, Director, Health Informatics Program, Schools of Information & Public Health
Date & Time
Sep 26, 2013, 5:00-6:00 pm EDT
Dr. Friedman will be speaking about the federal program to stimulate "meaningful use" of health information technology through the HITECH act which was embedded in the Recovery Act of 2009. The government is expected to invest as much as $30 Billion in this program. Dr. Friedman will give the historical background, describe the program itself primarily from a policy perspective, and then describe its current status. He will also contrast the Obama administration's approach with the approach of the previous administration.
Dr. Friedman, Professor of Health, Management and Policy (SPH) has served 30+ years in a range of administrative and academic roles, including 8 years with the federal government (http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=cpfried).
Please RSVP at stpp.umich edu if you plan to attend.
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, we will be holding a Science Policy in the Afternoon Talk (SPAT) which is an informal discussion on relevant and timely science and technology policy topics.