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Health IT Now Statement on HHS Budget Request

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White commented today on early summaries of the Trump’s administration Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget for the coming fiscal year. The administration’s full budget document is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

Health IT Now to Host Congressional Briefing on May 31st

Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – will hold a Congressional briefing on Wednesday, May 31st at 2:30 PM entitled Health IT in Transition: Regulatory Steps to Lower Burden, Cost, and Increase Quality.

HITN Congratulates Gottlieb on Confirmation as FDA Commissioner

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White commented today on the Senate confirmation of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to serve as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). White released the following statement:“Health IT Now congratulates Dr. Gottlieb on his decisive confirmation in the U.S. Senate.

HITN Statement on House Passage of Omnibus Bill

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White responded today to the House passage of H.R. 244, the omnibus measure funding the federal government through September 30, 2017 and reflecting key priorities of the healthcare IT community.

HITN Expresses Strong Support of VETS Act

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White today issued the following statement in strong support of the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act. The bill has been introduced in the House by Reps. Glenn Thompson and Julia Brownley and in the Senate by Senators Mazie Hirono and Joni Ernst. HITN sent a letter to Reps.

HITN Comments on Confirmation Hearing for Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White issued the following statement following Scott Gottlieb, M.D.’s confirmation hearing in his nomination to serve as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb yesterday testified at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

HITN Comments on Donald Rucker Joining the Office of the National Coordinator

Health IT Now Senior Advisor Joel White today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Donald Rucker is joining the Department of Health and Human Services as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Health IT Now on Dr. Fleming Appointment at HHS

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.

Health IT Now Calls on HHS to Review Role of ONC

Yesterday, Health IT Now sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., calling for a review of the role of the Office of the National Coordinator.

Health IT should be priority for new administration

The balance of power has shifted in Washington, and much remains to be decided – such as the future of the Meaningful Use program, how federal agencies will regulate health IT, and the role that technology should play in delivering healthcare.

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