Updated 9:11 pm ET
Oh boy. Imagine if Dick Cheney had done this.
From the pool report:
For those interested in the president’s meeting tonight with health care innovators, as described by Jay Carney at the top of the briefing, your POOL could not ascertain from aides the time of the session, location or expected attendees at the CLOSED PRESS meeting. A readout after the conclusion of the meeting is expected, according to Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
I assume the White House doesn’t want reporters messing with the innovators. Whatever those are. I gather “innovators” are very sensitive types. Or perhaps Obama is going to tell them what he was doing the night of Benghazi. Whatever.
UPDATE: The White House released some details. From a statement:
Following up on a Cabinet meeting focused on management and innovation, the President and senior members of the administration including Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, White House staff Valerie Jarrett, Mark Childress, Jeanne Lambrew and Todd Park met with selected leaders in the space of health and technology innovation to discuss the role of data and innovation in improving the cost and quality of health care for Americans. The meeting was a wide-ranging discussion focusing on innovation happening across the country, including progress made by individual doctors better using data in their practices, like Dr. Jennifer Brull with Prairie Star Family Practice in Kansas. They also discussed how innovation can lead to new companies built on improving the use of technology to help Americans get better care . . . Other participants included: Chris Chen, CEO of ChenMed, Christine Cassel, CEO of the National Quality Forum and Peter Hudson, CEO of iTriage.
With Obamacare train wrecking all over the place, the administration is touting its success at getting doctors to put your records online, saying ti has “exceeded its goal for 50 percent of doctor offices and 80 percent of eligible hospitals to have electronic records by the end of 2013.”