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HITN Expresses Strong Support of VETS Act

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White today issued the following statement in strong support of the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act. The bill has been introduced in the House by Reps. Glenn Thompson and Julia Brownley and in the Senate by Senators Mazie Hirono and Joni Ernst. HITN sent a letter to Reps.

HITN Comments on Confirmation Hearing for Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White issued the following statement following Scott Gottlieb, M.D.’s confirmation hearing in his nomination to serve as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb yesterday testified at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

HITN Comments on Donald Rucker Joining the Office of the National Coordinator

Health IT Now Senior Advisor Joel White today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Donald Rucker is joining the Department of Health and Human Services as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Health IT Now on Dr. Fleming Appointment at HHS

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement regarding the appointment of former Rep. John Fleming as deputy assistant secretary for health technology at the Department of Health and Human Services.“Health IT Now has made it our priority to initiate and drive thoughtful policy dialogue. We are eager to continue this conversation with Dr.

Health IT Now Calls on HHS to Review Role of ONC

Yesterday, Health IT Now sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., calling for a review of the role of the Office of the National Coordinator.

Health IT Now Responds to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne this evening issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s joint address to Congress.“New leadership in Washington presents a real opportunity for reforms.

Health IT Now Statement on Price Confirmation

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 Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act with Telehealth Section

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 Applauds Senate Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

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.

Health IT Now Supports 21st Century Cures

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.

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