HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sees value of integrated health record

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Ben Taub General Hospital today on a whistle-stop tour, designed to provide an overview of the Harris County Hospital District’s award winning information network and electronic health record system.

The Secretary shared some of what she learned regarding the future of healthcare to students attending the American Medical Students Association 2012 National Conference being held in downtown Houston, Texas.

Secretary Sebelius’ talk addressed how hospitals and health care providers around the country are finding innovative ways to improve care by promoting care coordination, using health information technology and stressing prevention and wellness. Also, she emphasized how medical students must become leaders in the field.

In 2011, the Harris County Hospital District was named one of America’s Most Wired Hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

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