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Health IT Now, Bipartisan Policy Center and HIMSS Recommend a New Regulatory Framework for Health IT

In response to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s request for feedback on the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act of 2013, the undersigned organizations are pleased to submit our comments on an oversight framework for health information technology (IT) that improves patient safety, promotes innovation, and reduces regulatory duplication.

The Importance of Telemedicine from the Patient and Provider Perspectives

On Thursday, March 13, 2014 the Health IT Now Coalition hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill that highlighted the need for modernized telemedicine regulations. Panelists included Joel White, Executive Director of Health IT Now; Hope Warshaw, Diabetes Educator; Dr. Larry Merkel, Psychiatrist at the University of Virginia; and Israel Robledo, a Parkinson’s patient.

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Health IT Now Coalition Applauds President Obama, Looks Ahead to 2014 Goals

Today, the Health IT Now Coalition wants to take a moment and applaud President Obama for his commitment to bolstering the U.S. economy, expanding access to healthcare, and supporting the men and women of the Military and our Veterans.

Health IT Now Thanks Reps. Matsui and Johnson for Telehealth Modernization Act Introduction

On December 18, Health IT Now sent letters to Reps. Matsui and Johnson thanking them for introducing the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 earlier this year. A copy of the letter can be viewed 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.

Health IT Now Submits Comments on the Discussion Draft on SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform

Last week, Health IT Now submitted comments on the Discussion Draft on SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform.

Schilling: Telemedicine’s time is now in the Central Valley and beyond

On 8/26, Steve Schilling, CEO of Clinica Sierra Vista, a community health center in California, had an op-ed published in the Fresno Bee:

http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/10/26/3574300/schilling-telemedicines-time-is.

Elena Rios: Why Americans need telemedicine

On October 23, an op-ed from Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association ran in the Orange County Register:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/care-532674-medicare-state.

“Improving healthcare for seniors through telemedicine” by Former Rep. Bill Gradison

Improving healthcare for seniors through telemedicine

By former Rep. Bill Gradison (R-Ohio) – 10/18/13

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/329359-improving-healthcare-for-seniors-through-telemedicine

Nowadays we can use our mobile devices to go almost anywhere, which has been a great advantage for many senior citizens.

TELE-MED Act of 2013 Q and A

Have questions regarding the TELE-MED Act of 2013? Answers can be found here.

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