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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 Endorses Nurse Licensure Compact

On December 14, 2015, Health IT Now sent a letter to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing endorsing the Nurse Licensure Compact. Health IT Now believes that this compact should serve as an example for interstate licensure compacts and specifically support reciprocity principles included in the compact. Click here to read the full endorsement 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.

21 Organizations Support the TELE-MED Act of 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8.14.15
Contact: Katherine Weekley
Email: kweekley@healthitnow.org
21 Organizations Support the TELE-MED Act of 2015
On August 11, 2015, 21 organizations sent letters of support to the House and Senate sponsors of the TELEmedicine for MEDicare (TELE-MED) Act of 2015.

Health IT Now Comments on SOFTWARE II

Health IT Now sent a comment letter to Congressman Blackburn and Congressman Green on the revised SOFTWARE draft. HITN believes the Committee has substantial opportunities to promote innovation by clearly defining the products subject to FDA review and those products that are not. The latest draft is the clearest, best written bill on the subject we have seen to date.

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.

Health IT Now Comments on Draft Telemedicine Bill

The Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments on the draft legislation entitled Advancing Telehealth Opportunities in Medicare. HITN applauds the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s efforts to remove current Medicare barriers to beneficiaries receiving telehealth services.

Health IT Now Comments: Health Plan Innovation Initiatives

On November 3, Health IT Now submitted comments in response to the CMS RFI on Health Plan Innovation Initiatives, specifically on the Remote Access Technologies section. The full comment letter can be found here.

Duke University Study: Barriers to the Interstate Practice of Telemedicine

Duke University Practicum, in conjunction with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, recently completed a study on the barriers to telemedicine. The full study can be found here.

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