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Contact: Catherine Pugh
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.
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Contact: Katherine Weekley
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 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 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.
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.
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 Practicum, in conjunction with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, recently completed a study on the barriers to telemedicine. The full study can be found here.
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.
Health IT Now filed a comment offering feedback on the proposed risk-based regulatory framework and strategy for health IT, as summarized in the FDASIA Report. The full comment letter can be found here.
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.