Paul C. Tang, M.D., M.S., is an Internist and Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Palo Alto, California), and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tang is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a member of the IOM Health Care Services Board, and a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He chaired the IOM Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety, which published: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board for the American Medical Informatics Association, a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), and a member of the American Health Information Community Consumer Empowerment Workgroup. Dr. Tang chairs the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Health Information Technology Expert Panel and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Advisory Council for Project HealthDesign and co-chairs the NCVHS Quality subcommittee and the Measurement Implementation Strategy work group of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee. Dr. Tang’s medical informatics research interests involve electronic health record (EHR) systems, personal health record systems, EHR-based quality measurement, clinical decision support, online disease management, and health information technology public policies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American College of Physicians, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Joshua M. Wiener, Ph.D., is Senior Fellow and program director of the Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program at RTI International; he has more than 30 years of experience as a health care researcher and government official. His specialties are long-term care, Medicaid, and health care for the elderly population. Dr. Wiener has directed projects analyzing changes in state health policies, the long-term care workforce, Medicaid eligibility for the aged, blind, and disabled, and Medicaid home and community-based services. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles on long-term care, people with disabilities, health reform, health care rationing, and maternal and child health. In addition to RTI International, Dr. Wiener has done research and policy analysis for the Urban Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Health Care Financing Administration, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities, and the New York City Department of Health.