As the health IT community descends upon Orlando this week, Health IT Now (HITN) is looking forward to continuing the discussion to tackle some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. HIMSS presents an opportunity for members of the entire health technology universe to come together and evaluate what is working in healthcare, what needs fixing, and what solutions technology can provide.
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Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Tom Price, MD as Secretary of Health and Human Services:“Dr. Price’s confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services provides a unique opportunity for health IT issues. At a time when the Meaningful Use program is anything but meaningful for patients and providers, Dr.
Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, particularly the inclusion of important telehealth policies.“HITN applauds the Senate for acting in a bipartisan manner to pass this important piece of legislation.
Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.“HITN applauds the Senate for acting in a bipartisan manner to pass these important pieces of legislation. HITN continues to be encouraged by the inclusion of health IT in the ongoing Washington, D.C., debates around health policy.
On November 30, 2016, Health IT Now sent letters of support for the 21st Century Cures Act to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and urged its immediate passage. To read the full letter, please click here.
Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s appointment of House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary.“Doctor Price has long advocated for health care reforms that will ultimately encourage the continued growth of health IT.
Today, Health IT Now submitted comments on the Food & Drug Administration’s draft guidance entitled Use of Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Medical Devices. Click here to read the full comment letter.
On October 14, 2016, ONC released the final rule entitled ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability. The final rule outlines ONC’s plan for implementing enhanced oversight of certified health IT products via direct review. Health IT Now created a summary table of provisions of the proposed rule and correlating provisions of the final rule.
Today, Health IT Now sent a letter to Acting Administrator Slavitt urging CMS to move forward as soon as possible on implementing virtual groups, which were included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Click here to read the full letter.
Today, two final rules were released that will have a major impact on all sectors of the healthcare system, and an especially large impact on the health IT sector.