Medical Director, MedStar Health

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Visiting Scholar, Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, Brookings Institution

Peter Basch, MD, FACP, is a Senior Fellow for Health IT Policy with the Center for American Progress, and a Visiting Scholar with the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform of the Brookings Institution. He represents the American College of Physicians at the Physicians’ EHR Coalition, which he co-founded in 2004. He is also the recipient of the HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award for 2007. He is currently a member of the Quality Measures Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee. Basch served as the chairman of the recently concluded Maryland Task Force on EHRs, and served as an advisor on health IT to the Obama transition team.

Basch practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC, and is an early adopter of electronic health records and e-prescribing. He also serves as the Medical Director for Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy at MedStar Health, providing the clinical and strategic leadership for its ambulatory EHR implementation.

Basch has collaborated with Markle and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings on several events and joint comments on the meaningful use regulations.