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, 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.
Health IT Now issued the following statement in response on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance entitled Software as a Medical Device (SAMD): Clinical Evaluation:“Health IT Now appreciates the international community’s continued work on health IT regulation.
Health IT Now is pleased to announce its newest Steering Committee member, Teladoc, Inc.: “We are thrilled that Teladoc is joining our broad coalition of stakeholders. Our coalition believes that technology can create new opportunities for health plans and government programs to increase access to care and lower costs.
Today, Robert Horne, Executive Director of Health IT Now (HITN), issued the following statement in response to Dr. Jeff Shuren’s comments on the FDA regulatory pathway for software products:“Health IT Now commends Dr. Shuren for his comments today outlining the potential of a system of pre-checked quality controls as a solution to the issue of software modifications.
Washington, DC – Today, Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following comment on Dr. Karen DeSalvo’s resignation as the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC):
“We at Health IT Now have greatly enjoyed working with Dr.
Washington, DC – Today, Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following comment on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule outlining the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015:
“While we are still reviewing the proposed rule, we are pleased to see provisions support two of our main priorities: leveraging technology to deliver high quality healt
Washington, DC – Today, Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following comment on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model:
“HITN commends CMS on their commitment to testing new care delivery and payment models that allow better flexibility and care coordination for providers and patients.
Today, Health IT Now (HITN) and Apervita released a white paper on the establishment of key health care areas discussing the promise of data in health care and identifying barriers and challenges related to federal regulation and interoperability of health IT.