HITN Statement on TRUST IT Act

The Health IT Now Coalition issued the following statement in response to Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology (TRUST IT) Act:

“Health IT Now (HITN) supports the legislation’s efforts to promote interoperability through a more rigorous certification program that takes into account usability and performance. Time and again data show that if consumers are given accurate information they make better decisions. HITN is cautiously optimistic that a new rating system will help hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers better choose systems that will help deliver more effective, lower-cost care to patients.

For too long healthcare providers and patients have suffered under an ineffective and burdensome Meaningful Use program. We look forward to working with Senators Cassidy and Whitehouse, and the Chairman and Ranking Member, as legislation to foster innovation continues to evolve.”