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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: mnunez@dcigroup.com
@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.

HITN Comments on Meaningful Use Delay

The Health IT Now Coalition filed comments on the proposed modifications to the time line related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2014. HITN is opposed to changing the timeframe.

HITN Comments on FDASIA Report

Health IT Now filed a comment offering feedback on the proposed risk-based regulatory framework and strategy for health IT, as summarized in the FDASIA Report. The full comment letter can be found here.

HITN SAMHSA Response

Health IT Now thanks the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for inviting our coalition to participate in the Public Listening Session on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient.

HITN Comments on Telemedicine to House E&C

Per the request for comment following the May 1st House Energy & Commerce Health Subcomittee hearing on telemedicine, the Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments for the record on June 16th. We applaud House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee for its leadership in holding the hearing and in gathering stakeholder input.

HITN Encouraged by RAND Corp. Report on EHRs

For Immediate Release:
6.13.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
Email: mnunez@dcigroup.com
@HealthITNow
Health IT Now Encouraged by RAND Corporation’s Report on EHRs
RAND Report Highlights Persistent Problem Holding Health IT Back
Yesterday, the RAND Corporation issued the report Redirecting Innovation in U.S. Health Care: Options to Decrease Spending and Increase Value.

HITN & Others Send Letter to HHS on Telemedicine

The Health IT Now Coalition joined 10 other associations in writing a letter to recently-confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

HITN Comments on 21st Century Cures

In response to the request for feedback on the 21st Century Cures Initiative, the Health IT Now Coalition is pleased to provide our comments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Health IT Now believes technology must play a foundational role in fostering 21st Century cures.

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