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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.

Health IT Now Coalition Applauds ONC Realignment

For Immediate Release:
6.3.2014
Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
Email: mnunez@dcigroup.com
@HealthITNow
Health IT Now Coalition Applauds ONC Realignment
ONC Announcement Reinforces Health IT Now’s Call to Action on Interoperability
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced an overhaul in the structure and organization of the office.

Bipartisan Bill Would Establish Federal Definition for Telehealth Services

On Dec.

Verizon and GWU Shed Light on Barriers to Telehealth and mHealth Adoption

At George Washington University (GWU) last Wednesday, a former U.S. Senator, three medical doctors, and a leader of a wireless technology coalition convened at Washington, D.C.’s only School of Public Health to participate in an event that focused on telehealth and mHealth and discussed how these 21st Century technological innovations are improving healthcare access and outcomes for patients.

Health IT Now Quoted Regarding Meaningful Use Delay

Health IT Now was quoted in CQ, BNA Bloomberg and IHealthbeat regarding the recently announced delay in the Meaningful Use program.

From the iHealthbeat article:

Joel White … said CMS’ announcement has created “an opportune time for Congress to change the law.

Elena Rios: Why Americans need telemedicine

On October 23, an op-ed from Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association ran in the Orange County Register:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/care-532674-medicare-state.

“Improving healthcare for seniors through telemedicine” by Former Rep. Bill Gradison

Improving healthcare for seniors through telemedicine

By former Rep. Bill Gradison (R-Ohio) – 10/18/13

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/329359-improving-healthcare-for-seniors-through-telemedicine

Nowadays we can use our mobile devices to go almost anywhere, which has been a great advantage for many senior citizens.

Lawmakers Seek Expanded Stark Exception, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor for EHRs

Our own Joel White was quoted in a recent Bloomberg article:
Lawmakers Seek Expanded Stark Exception, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor for EHRs

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

By Alex Ruoff

Two lawmakers urged regulators to expand the physician self-referral law exception and anti-kickback statute safe harbor for electronic health records to prohibit the intentional limiting of interoperabil

Mobile boadband revolutionizing how doctors save lives

Recently a woman gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. The baby’s skin was pink, he was crying, he was exactly what his mother had dreamed about.  The next day the new family was scheduled to go home but before being discharged the mother told the nurse that the baby was not eating and that he was not as pink as when he was born.

Joel White: Obama Administration Making Strides in Health Care IT, but Still Work to Be Done

Obama Administration Making Strides in Health Care IT, but Still Work to Be Done
Huffington Post by Joel White
February 14, 2013

In today’s political environment, President Obama and health care are synonymous with the Affordable Care Act. But there are many more aspects to President Obama’s health care agenda that are often drowned out by partisan rhetoric.

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