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, 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 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 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’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.