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Guest Post: Three Guiding Principles for Interoperability in Healthcare

By Anil Jain, MD, FACPVice President & Chief Health Informatics Officer, Value-Based CareIBM Watson HealthOriginally posted at IBM.com here In January 2018 I will join 24 other health information technology experts, medical professionals and other stakeholders to help inform public policy as part of the Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC).

ADVISORY: Health IT Now to Hold November 28th Hill Briefing on Telehealth Measures

WASHINGTON, DC: 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 Tuesday, November 28th at noon entitled Time for Telehealth: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Bring Medicare into the 21st Century.

Health IT Now Praises House Passage of VETS Act

Unanimous House passage marks milestone in advocacy group’s years-long push to remove barriers to VA telehealth services  WASHINGTON, DC (November 7, 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 unanimous House passage of H.R.

Health IT Now Urges Telehealth Expansion in Year-End Medicare Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC (November 6, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – wrote to House and Senate leadership urging the adoption of language to expand access to telehealth enabled services in year-end Medicare legislation.

Health IT Now Submits Comments on VA Proposed Rule, Urges Committee Passage of the VETS Act

WASHINGTON, DC (November 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 – submitted comments in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs proposed rule, Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth, which allows VA telehealth providers to

Health IT Now Praises VA Proposed Rule Supporting Goals of the VETS Act

WASHINGTON, DC (September 29, 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 to a newly published U.S.

Health IT Now Assembles Broad Group In Support of Bipartisan VETS Act

WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – organized two-dozen organizations in writing a letter of support for the VETS Act of 2017.

Health IT Now Praises Bipartisan, Committee-Passed Telehealth Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (September 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 – wrote to the sponsors of H.R. 3727, the Increasing Telehealth Access in Medicare Act today to express the coalition’s strong support for the measure.

Health IT Now’s Joel White Speaks at Congressional Telehealth Roundtable

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White speaks to Chairman Wenstrup and Congressman Takano about the need for expanded access to telehealth services as Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D-NH) and Lisa Robin of the Federation of State Medical Boards look on.

Health IT Now Submits Comments on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

WASHINGTON, DC (September 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 – submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Rev

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