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Health IT Now Sends Letter to FDA on Implementation of 21st Century Cures

WASHINGTON, DC (August 8, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – sent a letter to Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlining the advocacy group’s priorities for implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, includ

Health IT Now Supports ONC Shift to Industry-Developed Testing Tools

Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – responded today to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) announced goal of shifting to private sector-developed certificating testing tools within the next five years.

Health IT Now Applauds VA Telehealth Initiative, FDARA Passage

WASHINGTON, DC (August 3, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – responded today to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiative easing veterans’ access to care via telehealth.

President’s Opioid Commission Heeds HITN Recommendations in Interim Report

WASHINGTON, DC (August 1, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – responded today to a draft interim report released by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

Health IT Now Responds to FDA Digital Health Pre-Certification Pilot Program Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC (July 27, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – welcomed the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) newly announced Pre-Cert for Software Pilot Program.

Health IT Now Lauds Patient Matching Provisions in Appropriations Committee Report

WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – applauded the inclusion of key patient data matching provisions in the House Appropriations Committee’s report on its Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding

Health IT Now Supports Legislation to Ease Meaningful Use Burden on Providers

WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – sent a letter supporting H.R. 3120 to the bill’s bipartisan sponsors: Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA).

Health IT Now Comments on NIH Funding Boost, ONC Adjustment in House Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (July 12, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – responded today to the House Appropriations Committee’s newly unveiled Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Funding Bill.

Health IT Now Urges PDMP Improvements to Aid Fight Against Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON, DC (July 11, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – submitted a comment letter today in response to the FDA’s public workshop, “Training Health Care Providers on Pain Management and Safe Use of Opioid Analgesics—Exploring the Path Forward.

Interoperability in Practice: How to Integrate Pharmacy and Medical Care to Improve Patient Outcomes

Health IT Now and Prescriptions for a Healthy America invite you to join us for a briefing showcasing the Interoperable Pharmacist Care Planning High Impact Pilot, which has been underway in North Carolina for the past year. Speakers will discuss how data sharing between pharmacy systems and electronic health records can improve health outcomes and lower costs.

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