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Health IT Now Commends ONC, HHS for Step Forward on Interoperability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10.15.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
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Health IT Now Commends ONC, HHS for Step Forward on Interoperability
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT officially presented their 10-year vision for interoperability.  National Coordinator for Health IT Dr.

Concerned Groups to Congress: Act Now on FDASIA

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10.7.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
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Concerned Groups to Congress: Act Now on FDASIA
More than 55 patient groups, providers and employers call on Congress to pass legislation that defines an appropriate, risk-based oversight framework for health IT
Washington, D.C.

Coalition Commends Senators for Passing National Health IT Week Resolution

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9.29.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
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Coalition Commends Senators for Passing National Health IT Week Resolution
For the second consecutive year, resolution recognizes value of health IT in transforming and improving the nation’s healthcare system
 

Washington, D.C.

Duke University Study: Barriers to the Interstate Practice of Telemedicine

Duke University Practicum, in conjunction with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, recently completed a study on the barriers to telemedicine. The full study can be found here.

Health IT Now Applauds Senate Special Committee on Aging for Hosting Telehealth Roundtable

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9.16.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
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Email: [email protected]
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Health IT Now Applauds Senate Special Committee on Aging for Hosting Telehealth Roundtable
Roundtable Discussion is a Step toward Making Power of Telehealth a Reality
 Washington, D.C.

HITN Reacts to FSMB Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9.5.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
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Health IT Now Reacts to FSMB Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
More action is needed to increase access to telemedicine nationwide
Washington, D.C. – Today the Federation of State Medical Boards released its final version of a model interstate licensure compact for physicians.

Health IT Now Reacts to Meaningful Use & CEHRT Delay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9.2.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
Email: [email protected]
@HealthITNow
Health IT Now Reacts to Meaningful Use & CEHRT Delay
Delay in Meaningful Use program timeline should be used to improve program and achieve truly interoperable systems
Washington, D.C.

Health IT Now: Small Business Committee Hearing Will Show Promise of Telemedicine

For Immediate Release:
7.30.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
Email: [email protected]
@HealthITNow
Health IT Now: Small Business Committee Hearing Will Show Promise of Telemedicine
Telemedicine Can Unlock Business Growth, Cost Savings, and Improved Health Outcomes
 Washington, D.C.

VA Reform Bill Includes Telemedicine

Today the House Veterans Affairs Committee reached a deal on the VA reform bill. Health IT Now’s Senior Policy Council, James Turner commented on the subject:
 “Health IT Now applauds the House Veterans Affairs Committee for including telemedicine at the core of the VA reform bill. They understand the potential to decrease wait times, improve care, and decrease cost.

Meaningful Use should not be delayed – but if it must, an opportunity to improve

On Monday night, the Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments for the record on the decision to delay the time frame for CMS and ONC’s Meaningful Use program. By extending Stage 2 and delaying Stage 3, we aren’t moving the needle for patients who are seeking improved access to care and decreased costs.

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