Coalition organizes meetings with key Congressional, administration personnel for nearly a dozen health IT startups.
HITN’s Opioid Safety Alliance scores key wins for patients with language on electronic prescribing, electronic prior authorizations, incentivizing use of electronic health records, and expanding access to telehealth services for treatment of substance use disorders.
WASHINGTON, DC (October 3, 2018): Health IT Now - a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes - joined two dozen industry leaders this week on a new letter of support for S. 3157, the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act.
The bill, sponsored by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) and first endorsed by Health IT now in July, would streamline the deployment of "small cells" - small wireless facilities that sit atop streetlights, poles, and buildings - which comprised 62 percent of all wireless deployments for the nation's largest wireless provider in 2017 and are central to the building of a seamless, nationwide 5G broadband network.
Read the letter of support here.
WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2018): Health IT Now - a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting the use of data and health information technology to improve healthcare - responded today to a request for public comment on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Interoperability Standards Advisory.
Read Health IT Now’s letter to ONC here.
Bill includes OSA-backed language on electronic prescribing, electronic prior authorizations, and access to telehealth services for treatment of substance use disorders.