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 March 14 to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, laying out possible characteristics of a National Health IT Safety Collaborative and urging the agencies to support efforts to establish such an entity. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a letter Jan. 10, 2018, to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology asking it to expand the data available for clinicians and patients to access through the use of application programming interfaces—tools that allow two systems of software applications to communicate with each other. Read More
The transition from paper medical charts to electronic health records (EHRs) has streamlined many of the ways that health care is delivered in the United States and contributed to safety improvements in a number of areas. While health information technology includes many types of products, patient records are a critical aspect of care, as they inform clinicians’ decisions and are used when... Read More