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  Members Include:

  • Aetna
  • ALS Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • American Health Care Association
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group
  • Apervita
  • Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • athenahealth
  • The Boeing Company
  • Brain Injury Association of America
  • Bread for the City
  • DC Primary Care Association
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Evidation Health
  • FasterCures
  • Genetic Alliance
  • Health Tech Strategies
  • IBM
  • immixGroup, Inc.
  • Latino Coalition
  • LGBT Tech Partnership
  • LifeWIRE Corp.
  • Lung Cancer Alliance
  • McKesson
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National Association of Health Underwriters
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
  • National Disease Clusters Alliance
  • National Medical Association
  • National MS Society
  • National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • National Retail Federation
  • Newborn Coalition
  • New Directions Technology Consulting, LLC
  • NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
  • Open Minds
  • Oracle
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
  • Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation
  • Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
  • Pharmacy Health IT Collaborative
  • Research!America
  • RetireSafe
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Seniors Coalition
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  • Teladoc, Inc.
  • Tourette Syndrome Association
  • United Spinal Association
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • US Oncology
  • Verizon
  • Whitman Walker Clinic

Health IT Now is a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers that supports incentives to deploy heath information technology to improve quality, outcomes, and patient safety, and to lower costs. Our members believe health IT will benefit patients while supporting health care providers to make smart decisions about their patient’s care, all while lowering administrative and clinical costs through care coordination, administrative simplification, duplicate test reduction and enhanced clinical decision support. We support the adoption and use of health IT through several solutions-oriented campaigns that include policy development, media and public affairs, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and grassroots/grasstops efforts.

Health IT Now Priorities

Promote Interoperability Standards to Lower Costs and Improve Health

  • Establish workable interoperability standards across providers and within facilities
  • End information blocking

Create a more robust Meaningful Use program

  • Promote standards that catalyze lower costs and improved outcomes through payment and delivery reforms like ACOs, medical homes and medication adherence programs
  • Promote standards that improve clinician workflows
  • Expand legislative incentives for adoption and use of health IT

Create a Regulatory Framework for Innovation

  • Establish a regulatory environment that promotes innovation while improving patient safety Improve Access to Care and Lower Costs Through Telemedicine

Establish a framework for medical licensing across state boundries Expand access to clinical research through Health IT

  • Promote the use of EHRs to recruit and retain patients in clinical trials while lowering the cost of patient centered research

Health IT Now develops policy around issue areas that advance our priorities. This includes research and analysis, creative policy solutions, legislative drafting and surveys, white papers, intellectual capital and other collateral material such as talking points, legislative and regulatory letters, and case studies. Health IT Now advocates through aggressive campaigns to influence decision makers in Congress and the Administration, including short and long term efforts that include:

  • Advocacy meetings
  • Capitol Hill briefings
  • Third party outreach and coalition building efforts
  • Communications strategy, including earned and paid media
  • Traditional and new media advocacy