Dr. Josh Rising is Pew’s director of health care programs, overseeing the medical device 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. 2, The Pew Charitable Trusts wrote to the leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions regarding its proposed health information technology legislation. Read More
On Jan. 4, 2016, The Pew Charitable Trusts wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding its proposed discharge planning rule. Read More
On Dec. 15, Pew and 12 stakeholder organizations submitted joint comments to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services in support of its proposed rule to include unique device identifier data in electronic health records. The groups noted that this information would help improve coordination of care as well as analyses of device safety and resolution of recalls. Read More