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Chief Medical Officer testifies at U.S. Senate Committee meeting on innovation and healthcare

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Jonathan Perlin, MD, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, was invited to testify recently in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in Washington, D.C.

During the testimony, Dr. Perlin lent his expertise on how innovation can help improve the value of healthcare.  He provided examples of innovation at HCA Healthcare, including the predictive algorithm our data scientists created to detect sepsis quicker (SPOT), as well as our organization’s research on elective- deliveries (39 Weeks) and efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections (REDUCE MRSA), both of which resulted in standardized, evidenced-based protocols across the industry.

In the link below, Dr. Perlin responds to a follow-up question from Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander about how we can make technology an asset (as opposed to a burden) for healthcare systems.  You’ll learn yet another example of an innovative HCA Healthcare technology that can help make healthcare more efficient and positively impact more lives.

HCA Healthcare 50th Anniversary
In 1968, HCA Healthcare was conceived by two physicians and an accomplished business leader — Dr. Thomas Frist Sr., Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., and Jack Massey. This year, HCA Healthcare celebrates its golden anniversary and the culture of caring established by our three founders 50 years ago. To help us celebrate our 50th year, we’ll share stories here that reflect HCA Healthcare’s mission – above all else, the care and improvement of human life – and our pledge to improve life and make history for the next 50 years and beyond.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 186 hospitals and more than 2,000 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our approximately 275,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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