Dr. Reginald W. Coopwood, President and CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis has been selected to serve as a member of the Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health Information Technology (IT) launched this month by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Dr. Coopwood is one of 24 nationally recognized and respected health system experts and leaders on the Task Force, co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, now co-leaders of the BPC’s Health Project.
The Task Force held its first meeting June 2. The Task Force will identify examples of organizations that have promoted accountable, patient-centered care and highlight opportunities related to leveraging health IT to support these models of care. Later this year, the Task Force will make recommendations for aligning current health IT efforts to best utilize public and private resources in support of new care delivery models that will improve the quality of care for all Americans.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a think tank that was established in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell to develop and promote solutions that can attract public support and political momentum in order to achieve real progress. For more information about the Task Force and the BPC, visit www.bipartisanpolicy.org/projects/health-project.