Peter Basch, MD, FACP

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 a member of the Health IT Taskforce of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He represents the American College of Physicians at the Physicians’ EHR Coalition, which he co-founded in 2004. He is currently serving on the Quality Measures Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee. Dr. Basch is also a recipient of the HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award. He served as the Chair of the Maryland EHR Taskforce and also served as an advisor on health IT to the Obama transition team