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Health IT Now Comments on Information Blocking Pledge

Las Vegas, NV – On February 29, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that companies who provide more than 90 percent of the EHRs used by hospitals nationwide and the five largest health systems have agreed to adhere to three principles:

Help consumers access their information, and let them direct it to others
Not block health information
Implement federal sta

Chicago Conference Highlights Need for Reform

While Silicon Valley is still famous in the tech industry, Chicago has recently seen a boom in innovative start-ups. From Groupon, to Avant, to GrubHub, Chicago is home to many of the most transforming technologies of the past decade.

Health IT Now Reacts to ONC Interoperability Report

Health IT Now Reacts to ONC Interoperability Report

Today, the Health IT Now Coalition (HITN) issued a statement in response to the ONC report to Congress on the Challenges and Barriers to Interoperability. Click here to read the statement.

Health IT Now Submits Stage 3 Comments

Health IT Now Submits Stage 3 Comments

On December 15, 2015, Health IT Now submitted a comment letter in response to the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 Through 2017 final rule with comment period. Click here to read the letter.

Health IT Now Cautions Against Delay of Meaningful Use Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Catherine Pugh
(202) 808-8843
Email: cpugh@horizondc.com
12.7.2015
Health IT Now Cautions Against Delay of Meaningful Use Bill
Nine organizations are urging Congressional leaders to oppose any delay of Meaningful Use Stage 3 that does not also include reforms that make the program work better for doctors, hospitals and patients.

Health IT Now Comments on Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

Health IT Now filed comments on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. Overall, we are pleased to see that the interoperability of health information systems is a cornerstone of the strategic plan.

HITN Comments on Meaningful Use Delay

The Health IT Now Coalition filed comments on the proposed modifications to the time line related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2014. HITN is opposed to changing the timeframe.

HITN SAMHSA Response

Health IT Now thanks the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for inviting our coalition to participate in the Public Listening Session on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient.

Health IT Now Responds to ONC Proposed Rule on 2015 Certification Criteria

Health IT Now filed a comment in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria; Interoperability Updates and Regulatory Improvements published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2014. You can view the entire letter here.

Support Letters Re: Interoperability, Information Blocking and Telemedicine

Last week, letters signed by dozens of Health IT Now members were sent to key members of Congress regarding interoperability, information blocking and telemedicine legislation.

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