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ITIF: Unlocking the Potential of Physician-to-Patient Telehealth Services

“Imagine a world where patients in rural areas far from a nearby doctor can easily find a health care provider to consult with online from the comfort of their own homes; where doctors living in Pennsylvania can help reduce the backlog of patients waiting to see doctors in Mississippi; and where patients can connect to a doctor over the Internet for routine medical purposes with a few clicks of th

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.

Health IT Now Comments on SOFTWARE Act of 2013

In response to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce request for feedback on the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act of 2013, Health IT Now is pleased to submit our comments on the specifics of an oversight framework that will improve patient safety, promote innovation, and reduce regulatory duplication.

Health IT Now Responds to SMART Workgroup Recommendations

Health IT Now recognizes the efforts of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and its State Medical Boards’ Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup in developing a common definition of Telemedicine for adoption across states. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

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.

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