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Obama urged to mandate medical error reporting

InformationWeek, February 5, 2013
President Obama made a brief mention of healthcare outcomes—in the context of healthcare spending—during his Super Bowl pregame interview with CBS News anchor Scott Pelley on Sunday, but some are looking ahead to what he might say during his annual State of the Union address on Feb. 12. One high-profile healthcare safety advocate, Paul O'Neill, former U.S. Treasury secretary and chairman and CEO of Alcoa, wants the president to seize the prime-time, national platform to make a bold statement about the problem of medical errors.