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Members Include:

  • Aetna
  • Alliance for Plasma Therapies
  • ALS Association
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • American Health Care Association
  • American Health Information Management Association
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bread for the City
  • Bronx Regional Health Information Organization
  • Business Roundtable
  • DC Primary Care Association
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • FasterCures
  • Genetic Alliance
  • Health Tech Strategies
  • Intel
  • Latino Coalition
  • Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National Association of Health Underwriters
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation
  • National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • National Center for Assisted Living
  • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • National Disease Clusters Alliance
  • National Medical Association
  • National MS Society
  • National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • National Retail Federation
  • Newborn Coalition
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • On-ē Healthcare
  • Open Minds
  • Parkinson’s Action Network
  • Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
  • Pharmacy eHealth Information Technology Collaborative
  • Research! America
  • RetireSafe
  • Seniors Coalition
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • US Oncology
  • Verizon
  • WellPoint
  • WebMD Health Corp
  • Whitman Walker Clinic

Health IT Now is a broad based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers that supports incentives to deploy heath information technology to improve quality, outcomes, and patient safety and to lower costs.

Our members believe health IT will benefit patients while supporting health care providers to make smart decisions about their patient’s care, all while lowering administrative and clinical costs through care coordination, administrative simplification, duplicate test reduction and enhanced clinical decision support.

We support the adoption and use of health IT through several solutions-oriented campaigns that include policy development, media and public affairs, legislative and regulatory advocacy and grass roots/grass tops efforts.

Health IT Now Priorities

Promote Interoperability Standards to Lower Costs and Improve Health

  • Establish workable interoperability standards across providers and within facilities
  • End information blocking

Create a more robust Meaningful Use program

  • Promote standards that catalyze lower costs and improved outcomes through payment and delivery reforms like ACOs, medical homes and medication adherence programs
  • Promote standards that improve clinician workflows
  • Expand legislative incentives for adoption and use of health IT

Create a Regulatory Framework for Innovation

  • Establish a regulatory environment that promotes innovation while improving patient safety Improve Access to Care and Lower Costs Through Telemedicine

Establish a framework for medical licensing across state boundries Expand access to clinical research through Health IT

  • Promote the use of EHRs to recruit and retain patients in clinical trials while lowering the cost of patient centered research

Health IT Now Develops Policy around issue areas that advance our priorities. This includes research and analysis, creative policy solutions, legislative drafting and surveys, White Papers, intellectual capital and other collateral material such as talking points, legislative and regulatory letters, and case studies.

Health IT Now Advocates through aggressive campaigns to influence decision makers in Congress and the Administration, including short and long term efforts that include:

  • Advocacy meetings
  • Capitol Hill briefings
  • Third party outreach and coalition building efforts
  • Communications strategy, including earned and paid media
  • Traditional and new media advocacy

Our background and expertise makes us a trusted resource for Members of Congress and the Administration on a host of policy and political issues.

We will continue to advocate for legislative and regulatory changes that promote adoption and use of health IT to improve care and lower costs, including:

  • Defending the Meaningful Use program against budget cuts
  • Improving Meaningful Use through robust interoperability standards and workable provider requirements.
  • Enhancing patient safety and de-risking EHR and HIE adoption and use through legal safe harbors for providers who identify technology problems and then work to fix them
  • Elimination of barriers to interstate use of telemedicine
  • Promoting access to capital to purchase and use health IT through Small Business Administration guaranteed financing

Health IT Now Educates stakeholders, Members of Congress and the Administration through briefings and presentations. We held 10 Capitol Hill briefings last year and gave dozens of presentations to national conferences on the benefits of health IT adoption and use. These forums give voice to the millions of consumers and patients our member organizations represent to deliver a powerful message to policy makers: health IT can significantly improve care in America.

We will continue a formidable education agenda in 2012 and beyond to further encourage incentives for adoption and use of technology, workable standards for data exchange and care improvement, a common sense regulatory framework that promotes innovation, enhanced use of telemedicine, and leveraged technology applications for fraud and abuse prevention.

If you are interested in learning more or in joining our efforts to improve quality, lower costs and enhance patient outcomes, please go to HITN’s web site or contact HITN Executive Director Joel White. jwhite@healthitnow.org.