ProfileDr. Josh Rising is Pew’s director of health care programs, overseeing the health information technology project, the substance use prevention and treatment initiative, and the improving end-of-life care project.
Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. He also served as health policy analyst for the Connecticut Legislature, focusing on issues of health care access, Medicaid policy, health information technology, and health care quality. He also was legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association.
Rising received his medical degree and his master’s degree in public health from Boston University, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and trained for a year as a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar at Yale University.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts and several other groups sent a letter Sept. 12 to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology asking it to develop certification criteria for electronic health record systems designed for children, with the goal of improving patient safety. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a letter Aug. 25 to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology asking it to consider ways to address two critical aspects of interoperability in electronic health records: patient matching and data standardization. Read More
Electronic health records (EHRs) hold key information: a patient’s medical history, medications, allergies and more. But patients see multiple doctors in different locations, and current ways of matching people to their records are inadequate. Read More