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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.

HITN Comments on Telemedicine to House E&C

Per the request for comment following the May 1st House Energy & Commerce Health Subcomittee hearing on telemedicine, the Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments for the record on June 16th. We applaud House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee for its leadership in holding the hearing and in gathering stakeholder input.

HITN & Others Send Letter to HHS on Telemedicine

The Health IT Now Coalition joined 10 other associations in writing a letter to recently-confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

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 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.

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.

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