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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 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).

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.

Health IT Now Statement on MACRA Proposed Rule

WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 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 proposed rule for implementing the second year of the Quality Payment Program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Health IT Now Statement on FDA Digital Health Innovation Plan

WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 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 Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement of a “new Digital Health Innovation plan” to “advance policies that promote the development of safe and effective me

Health IT Now Sends Letter to HHS Secretary Price on Priorities for New Administration

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 today to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price outlining the advocacy group’s regulatory priorities for use of health IT within the new administration.

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.

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.

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 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.

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