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Joel White Talks FDASIA at DC Health Technology Forum

Health IT Now’s Executive Director, Joel White spoke to the DC Health Technology Forum. Here’s his take:

Last week I spoke to the DC Health Technology Forum with co-presenters Dan Haley from AthenaHealth and Steven Gravely from Troutman Sanders.

Health IT Now Responds to SMART Workgroup Recommendations

Health IT Now recognizes the efforts of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and its State Medical Boards’ Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup in developing a common definition of Telemedicine for adoption across states. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

Health IT Now, Bipartisan Policy Center and HIMSS Recommend a New Regulatory Framework for Health IT

In response to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s request for feedback on the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act of 2013, the undersigned organizations are pleased to submit our comments on an oversight framework for health information technology (IT) that improves patient safety, promotes innovation, and reduces regulatory duplication.

Health IT Now Coalition Applauds Release of FDASIA Report, Calls for Congressional Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4.4.2014
Contact: Grant Olson
(202) 777 – 3718
Email: golson@healthitnow.org
Health IT Now Coalition Applauds Release of FDASIA Report,
Calls for Congressional Action
Yesterday’s FDASIA Report Highlights the Need for Regulatory Reform
Yesterday the U.S.

The Importance of Telemedicine from the Patient and Provider Perspectives

On Thursday, March 13, 2014 the Health IT Now Coalition hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill that highlighted the need for modernized telemedicine regulations. Panelists included Joel White, Executive Director of Health IT Now; Hope Warshaw, Diabetes Educator; Dr. Larry Merkel, Psychiatrist at the University of Virginia; and Israel Robledo, a Parkinson’s patient.

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Health IT Now Commends Reps. Upton, Waxman, Walden, and Eshoo for Addressing the Communications Act

Health IT Now commends the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for addressing the need for a 21st century Communications Act. Representatives Fred Upton, Henry Waxman, Greg Walden, and Anna Eshoo are taking steps in the right direction to support the deployment of health information technology. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

Health IT Now Coalition Applauds President Obama, Looks Ahead to 2014 Goals

Today, the Health IT Now Coalition wants to take a moment and applaud President Obama for his commitment to bolstering the U.S. economy, expanding access to healthcare, and supporting the men and women of the Military and our Veterans.

Bipartisan Bill Would Establish Federal Definition for Telehealth Services

On Dec.

Health IT Now Thanks Reps. Matsui and Johnson for Telehealth Modernization Act Introduction

On December 18, Health IT Now sent letters to Reps. Matsui and Johnson thanking them for introducing the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 earlier this year. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

Support Letters Re: Interoperability, Information Blocking and Telemedicine

Last week, letters signed by dozens of Health IT Now members were sent to key members of Congress regarding interoperability, information blocking and telemedicine legislation.

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