Medicolegal Issues

Doctors Help Other Doctors Use Information Technology


Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care, a foundation-supported, nonprofit campaign, was launched Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C., to spur greater and more effective use of health information technology (HIT) by physicians to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. The Doctors Helping Doctors website ( provides physicians space to share their lessons learned and strategies via video, audio, written testimonials, and blog posts.

Chaired by Peter Basch, MD, a Washington internist and medical director of ambulatory electronic health records (HER) and HIT policy for MedStar Health, the collaborative campaign is sponsored by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and several other medical societies. Doctors Helping Doctors aims to engage physicians from a diverse range of specialties and settings, including hospitalists.

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