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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 & 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.

ITIF: Unlocking the Potential of Physician-to-Patient Telehealth Services

“Imagine a world where patients in rural areas far from a nearby doctor can easily find a health care provider to consult with online from the comfort of their own homes; where doctors living in Pennsylvania can help reduce the backlog of patients waiting to see doctors in Mississippi; and where patients can connect to a doctor over the Internet for routine medical purposes with a few clicks of th

Health IT Now Responds to ONC Proposed Rule on 2015 Certification Criteria

Health IT Now filed a comment in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria; Interoperability Updates and Regulatory Improvements published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2014. You can view the entire letter here.

Health IT Now Comments on SOFTWARE Act of 2013

In response to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce request for feedback on the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act of 2013, Health IT Now is pleased to submit our comments on the specifics of an oversight framework that will improve patient safety, promote innovation, and reduce regulatory duplication.

Health IT Now Responds to SMART Workgroup Recommendations

Health IT Now recognizes the efforts of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and its State Medical Boards’ Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup in developing a common definition of Telemedicine for adoption across states. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

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