New Interview on E-Health Records with Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health on Talking Technology

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Leroy Jones, Jr. has posted a new podcast interview with Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health on electronic health records and health information technology.

Leroy Jones, Jr., a political commentator and government affairs consultant based in Washington, D.C., has recorded another episode of his podcast series, "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."

The latest installment features an interview with Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Jha, who is an associate professor on Health Policy and Management and also a practicing physician at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, recently co-authored "Use of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals," which was published in The New England Medical Journal.

Among other topics, a primarily focus of Dr. Jha's medical research is "Information technology among other tools as potential solutions for reducing medical errors and disparities while improving over-all quality." Dr. Jha addresses electronic medical records and other health information technology, especially as it related to improving the overall standard of American healthcare. The full interview is available as a podcast here: http://www.technicaljones.com/2009/04/ehealth-records-new-show-1.

Dr. Jha also addresses:

  • Issues around electronic medical records and security
  • Penetration of effective medical record systems
  • Improving medical efficiency and reducing medical errors
  • Roadblocks to healthcare reform
  • The economic stimulus plan as it relates to healthcare
  • Effects of the new administration on healthcare reform

Listen to the full interview here.

More Information about Leroy Jones, Jr.

Leroy Jones, Jr. is the creator of Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr., as well as PoliticalJones.com. He is a Political Commentator and Government Affairs Consultant based in Washington, D.C. For over 20 years, Mr. Jones has worked in federal government affairs, including public service as an aide on both sides of Capitol Hill and the Clinton White House.

Mr. Jones is the host of The PoliticalJones Report with Leroy Jones, Jr. which airs on various radio stations nationwide every Monday and Thursday.

More Information about Dr. Ashish K. Jha
Dr. Ashish K. Jha is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Recently, Dr. Jha co-authored "Use of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals" (PDF), which appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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