Swalwell to Hold Facebook Live Q&A with Special Guest

April 21, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced he will hold a Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday, April 23rd with special guest Dr. Edward Lee, Executive Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the Permanente Federation.

“Our Facebook Live Q&A series has brought guests from across the Bay Area to answer your most pressing questions related to the coronavirus pandemic,” Swalwell said. “Just like you, I want to have the best information available. Having a chance to ask frontline public health experts your questions makes us all safer and better-prepared for what comes next. I hope you’ll join me and Dr. Lee this week.”

The Facebook Live Q&A will take place at 1:30 P.M. PT on Thursday, April 23rd.

Members of the public and press can join at: Facebook.com/CongressmanEricSwalwell

Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance on the event Facebook page.

Votes are currently scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd. If votes are called during this event, a member of Congressman Swalwell’s staff will step in to moderate and facilitate your questions and ensure this event continues as scheduled with Dr. Lee.

Edward Lee, MD, is executive vice president of Information Technology (IT) on The Permanente Federation’s National Permanente Leadership Team and the Federation’s chief information officer with oversight over the Permanente Medical Groups’ information technology efforts. Dr. Lee also serves as associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and has accountability for IT, which includes operational performance, technology integration, and innovation. His work at TPMG is focused on expanding the accessibility of health information and decision-support tools for patients, as well as leveraging and enhancing the technology available to physicians to improve the quality and efficiency of care.

Dr. Lee, who joined TPMG in 2004 as an internist at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, was named assistant chief of Medicine for technology in 2008, began leading TPMG’s Technology Group in 2012, and took on the role of medical director for the group in 2016 before being appointed to his current role in 2019. He earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree at Tufts University, where he also received his master’s degree in public health. Dr. Lee completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, before joining TPMG.