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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On Feb. 6, Josh Rising, director of health care programs at The Pew Charitable Trusts, spoke before a U.S. House of Representatives’ Bipartisan Heroin Task Force briefing, where he advocated for increasing access to effective treatment as a way to curb the prescription and illicit opioid crisis. Read More
Since 2009, hospitals and physicians have rapidly moved from paper patient records to electronic ones. These technologies have helped to foster safer, higher-quality, and more coordinated care. But electronic health records (EHRs) have not yet reached their full potential. This is partly because hospitals and doctors’ offices still face challenges in sharing data about the same... Read More
The shift from paper medical records to electronic health records (EHRs) has caused unintended patient safetyproblems. Although the federal government has spent more than $30 billion to encourage hospitals and medicalclinics to adopt these records, design deficiencies can disrupt clinician workflow and cause providers to misskey information. This, in turn, can threaten the safety of patients. Read More