Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement regarding the appointment of former Rep. John Fleming as deputy assistant secretary for health technology at the Department of Health and Human Services.
“Health IT Now has made it our priority to initiate and drive thoughtful policy dialogue. We are eager to continue this conversation with Dr. Fleming in his new role at HHS,” said Horne. “Dr. Fleming has expressed enthusiasm for ‘taking down the barriers that are preventing innovation.’ Dr. Fleming brings unique experience as both a physician and former member of Congress and Health IT Now looks forward to working with him and his team to allow for the greater embrace of technology as a means to not only improve patient outcomes but to also bring down costs.”