David Baker Elected to the Board of Directors for NeHC
Dr. David Baker, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, was elected to the Board of Directors for the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC). NeHC is a public-private partnership driving the grassroots development of a secure, interoperable, nationwide health information system and is led by some of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in healthcare and health IT.
NeHC’s mission is to help enable and accelerate our country’s progress towards a fully functional national health information network by assessing and addressing barriers that could thwart the nation's interoperability progress and by connecting and educating the health community stakeholders.
About Dr. Baker:
Dr. Baker’s research has focused on access to health care, racial and ethnic disparities in care, health communication, and interventions to improve quality of care for chronic diseases. In the area of access to care and health care delivery for vulnerable populations, his interests include health literacy, language barriers, the effect of lack of insurance on health care use and health outcomes, and racial and ethnic differences in health care use and outcomes. He has led studies examining many aspects of quality, including whether hospital mortality “report cards” lead to changes in market share for hospitals and improvements in outcomes, the effect of disease management programs for patients with heart failure, and the effectiveness of learning collaboratives. His current work is examining quality measurement and quality improvement using electronic health record systems.