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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.

Health IT Now Responds to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne this evening issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s joint address to Congress.“New leadership in Washington presents a real opportunity for reforms.

Health IT Now Pushes HIMSS Participants to Tackle Big Challenges

As the health IT community descends upon Orlando this week, Health IT Now (HITN) is looking forward to continuing the discussion to tackle some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. HIMSS presents an opportunity for members of the entire health technology universe to come together and evaluate what is working in healthcare, what needs fixing, and what solutions technology can provide.

Health IT Now Statement on Price Confirmation

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Tom Price, MD as Secretary of Health and Human Services:“Dr. Price’s confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services provides a unique opportunity for health IT issues. At a time when the Meaningful Use program is anything but meaningful for patients and providers, Dr.

Taking the Conversation around Patient-Generated Health Data a Step Further

This piece is guest-authored by Sean W. Sigmon, Oracle, Health IT Now Steering Committee Member As leaders in Washington continue to debate the repeal and replace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health IT industry continues to explore opportunities to lower costs and improve quality using new technologies and data.

Health IT: Transformative Means to Reduce Health Care Costs

Much of the debate in Washington has focused on reforming the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). When evaluating the impact of these efforts, it is important to keep in mind the original objectives of the law.

Health IT Now Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act with Telehealth Section

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, particularly the inclusion of important telehealth policies.“HITN applauds the Senate for acting in a bipartisan manner to pass this important piece of legislation.

Health IT Now Applauds Senate Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.“HITN applauds the Senate for acting in a bipartisan manner to pass these important pieces of legislation. HITN continues to be encouraged by the inclusion of health IT in the ongoing Washington, D.C., debates around health policy.

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