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Health IT Now Supports 21st Century Cures

On November 30, 2016, Health IT Now sent letters of support for the 21st Century Cures Act to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and urged its immediate passage. To read the full letter, please click here.

Health IT Now Looks Forward to Working with Price to Advance Health IT

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s appointment of House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary.“Doctor Price has long advocated for health care reforms that will ultimately encourage the continued growth of health IT.

Health IT Now Comments on FDA Real-World Evidence Draft Guidance

Today, Health IT Now submitted comments on the Food & Drug Administration’s draft guidance entitled Use of Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Medical Devices. Click here to read the full comment letter.

Summary of the ONC Enhanced Oversight and Accountability Final Rule

On October 14, 2016, ONC released the final rule entitled ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability. The final rule outlines ONC’s plan for implementing enhanced oversight of certified health IT products via direct review. Health IT Now created a summary table of provisions of the proposed rule and correlating provisions of the final rule.

Health IT Now Letter on MACRA Virtual Groups

Today, Health IT Now sent a letter to Acting Administrator Slavitt urging CMS to move forward as soon as possible on implementing virtual groups, which were included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Click here to read the full letter.

Two Major Regulations Impact Health IT Marketplace

Today, two final rules were released that will have a major impact on all sectors of the healthcare system, and an especially large impact on the health IT sector.

Health IT Now Comments on FDA Software Guidance

Health IT Now issued the following statement in response on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance entitled Software as a Medical Device (SAMD): Clinical Evaluation:“Health IT Now appreciates the international community’s continued work on health IT regulation.

Teladoc Joins Health IT Now Steering Committee

Health IT Now is pleased to announce its newest Steering Committee member, Teladoc, Inc.: “We are thrilled that Teladoc is joining our broad coalition of stakeholders. Our coalition believes that technology can create new opportunities for health plans and government programs to increase access to care and lower costs.

National Health IT Week: A Renewed Focus

Over the past decade, the country has made tremendous progress in the adoption of health technology. According to ONC data, almost three-quarters of physicians have adopted a certified electronic health record (EHR). Furthermore, nearly all hospitals possessed a certified EHR in 2015.

Health IT Now Responds to FDA Software Comments

Today, Robert Horne, Executive Director of Health IT Now (HITN), issued the following statement in response to Dr. Jeff Shuren’s comments on the FDA regulatory pathway for software products:“Health IT Now commends Dr. Shuren for his comments today outlining the potential of a system of pre-checked quality controls as a solution to the issue of software modifications.

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