Peter Basch

MD, FACP; Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy; MedStar Health

Dr. Basch practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC, and is an early adopter of electronic health records and ePrescribing. He also serves as the Medical Director for Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy at MedStar Health, a nine hospital not-for-profit health system in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, and is providing the clinical and strategic leadership for their ambulatory EHR implementation

Dr. Basch is a Senior Fellow for Health IT Policy with the Center for American Progress, a Visiting Scholar with the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform of the Brookings Institution, and the Board Chair of Doctors Helping Doctors to Transform Healthcare. He represents the American College of Physicians at the Physicians’ EHR Coalition, which he co-founded in 2004. Dr. Basch is a recipient of the HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award. He is also currently working with ONC on quality measure development.