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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 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 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.

Reps. Nunes and Pallone Pen Letter to Colleagues Urging Support for the TELE-MED Act of 2013

Last month, Reps. Nunes and Pallone sent a letter to their colleagues in the House asking for their support for the TELE-MED Act of 2013. Read the full text here.

Parkinson’s Action Network Applauds Reps. Nunes and Pallone

Recently, Parkinson’s Action Network voiced its support in a letter to Reps. Nunes and Pallone for the TELE-MED Act. Read the full letter here.

Senate Resolution 247 Passes

A resolution sponsored by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) designating the week of September 16 through September 20, 2013, as “National Health Information Technology Week” to recognize the value of health information technology in transforming and improving the healthcare system for all people in the United States was passed on September 20, 2013.

HITN Comment Letter to FDASIA Work Group on the Regulatory Framework for Health IT

FDA-ONC RFC Comment Letter FINAL

Letter to HHS: Request for Information, Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange

HIE RFI interoperability final

Health IT Now! Endorses H.R. 523

HR523Endorsement Letter

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