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Health IT Now Comments on Draft Telemedicine Bill

The Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments on the draft legislation entitled Advancing Telehealth Opportunities in Medicare. HITN applauds the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s efforts to remove current Medicare barriers to beneficiaries receiving telehealth services.

Health IT Now Reacts to FDA Draft Guidance for General Wellness, Medical Device Accessories

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Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
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1.17.2015
Health IT Now Reacts to FDA Draft Guidance for General Wellness, Medical Device Accessories
Washington, D.C. – Joel White, executive director of the Health IT Now Coalition made the following statement on FDA’s draft guidance for general wellness and medical device accessories.

Health IT Now Criticized Draft Telehealth Working Group Language

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Contact: Molly Nunez
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1.13.2015
Health IT Now Criticized Draft Telehealth Working Group Language
Washington, D.C.

What is Information Blocking?

Cromnibus

The massive 701 page government spending bill that was signed into law last month includes a section that funds ONC operations at $60 million. Also tucked away in the explanatory statement that accompanies the Cromnibus and outlines the measures in plain English are instructions on interoperability and information blocking.

Summit Explores Bright Future for Genomics & Data-Driven Medicine

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Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
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12.11.2014
Summit Explores Bright Future for Genomics & Data-Driven Medicine
Health IT Now and the Center for Data Innovation Convene Stakeholders to Discuss Rapidly Evolving Landscape of Health and Big Data
Washington, D.C.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Data-Driven Medicine in the Age of Genomics Conference

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Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
Email: [email protected]
12.8.

Telemedicine Holds Promise for Veterans with PTSD

According to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, using interactive video services to deliver care to rural veterans suffering from PTSD is at least equivalent to in-person care and can actually improve outcomes. Patients who received their care via telemedicine versus in-person had significantly larger decreases in Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale scores at both six and twelve months.

Health IT Now Applauds Senators Bennet and Hatch on Introduction of MEDTECH Act

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12.4.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
Email: [email protected]
Health IT Now Applauds Senators Bennet and Hatch on Introduction of MEDTECH Act
Washington, D.C.

December 11th: Data-Driven Medicine in the Age of Genomics

Health IT Now and the Center for Data Innovation are hosting a day-long conference, Data-Driven Medicine in the Age of Genomics.

The conference will occur on Thursday, December 11th with a kick-off reception the evening before on Wednesday, December 10th.

View the full invitation and the complete conference agenda.

Health IT Top Challenge for Fiscal Year 2014, According to HHS

Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report entitled Fiscal Year 2014 Top Management and Performance Challenges Identified by the Office of the Inspector General. Top among the list of top challenges is the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic health information.

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