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Articles by Megan Douglas, JD

Megan Douglas, JD
About Megan Douglas, JD

Megan Douglas is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy in the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is a licensed attorney and focuses on health policy and its impact on individuals from underserved communities. She was a 2012-13 Health Policy Leadership Fellow under Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Megan has worked on health policy issues related to neurodevelopmental disabilities, HIV and AIDS discrimination, racial and ethnic health disparities, and individuals identifying as LGBTQ. In her current role, she is looking at the impact of Health Information Technology (HIT) policies on healthcare providers who serve underserved communities and is identifying ways to leverage HIT to improve health outcomes for the underserved. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | More Posts

Medical Homes Improve Outcomes for Underserved

Healthcare finance and delivery policies are shifting from volume to value, placing the burden on physicians, hospitals,  and administrators to identify and implement models that improve quality while also reducing cost. New evidence supports [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Misadventures in Interoperability

Megan Douglas’ explanation for why we don’t have the fully interoperable medical record we all want. Misadventures in Interoperability from Cedric [...]

June 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

ICU Telemedicine Better at Saving Lives

Telemedicine is all the rage for policymakers looking for solutions to access issues, especially in rural and underserved communities. Implementation of telemedicine in practice has run into a number of barriers, including lack of evidence on [...]

March 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Are We There Yet?

In 2004, President George W. Bush launched an initiative to provide all Americans with electronic health records (EHR) by 2014. In 2009, Congress passed the HITECH Act, providing $30 billion to help get there. But as 2015 concludes, we have yet to [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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