Morrison leads Senate Health Committee hearing on future of health care Thursday

CHICAGO – As health care continues to evolve, State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Lake Forest) wants to study trends and have open dialogue with health care professionals to bring Illinois to the forefront of the future of care.

HealthCommittee12.9.21 MorrisonThat led her to chair a Senate Heath Committee Subject Matter Hearing on the future of health care Thursday.

 “We have an opportunity to rely on the data and innovation behind the booming health care and IT industries and start to forecast our health care future,” Morrison said.

Morrison spearheaded the committee to discuss the future of health care – including innovations in telehealth, technology and other ways in which health care is being delivered.

During the committee, she was joined by a number of health care and IT professionals. They dove into the economics, innovation, data and delivery of services surrounding the health care system. Together, Morrison and the committee discussed ways in which the state can help people in all corners of Illinois receive quality, affordable health care.

“Today’s committee was a chance to look ahead and define ways in which we can ensure a future that prioritizes accessibility and inclusivity in the health care realm,” Morrison said. “This is just the beginning of charting a course for modern medicine and life sciences in Illinois.”

As her time in the Illinois General Assembly continues, Morrison hopes to have more frequent conversations about how to put the state on track to forecasting a future that encompasses accessible and reliable care for all.