Health IT Now submitted a comment letter to Senate Finance Committee with recommendations for the improvement of care that Medicare patients with chronic conditions receive. We believe that health information is a crucial component in coordinating the care, reduced costs and standardized systems required to improve health outcomes.
In response to the request for feedback on the 21st Century Cures Initiative, the Health IT Now Coalition is pleased to provide our comments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Health IT Now believes technology must play a foundational role in fostering 21st Century cures.
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.
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 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.
Health IT Now commends the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for addressing the need for a 21st century Communications Act. Representatives Fred Upton, Henry Waxman, Greg Walden, and Anna Eshoo are taking steps in the right direction to support the deployment of health information technology. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.
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.
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.
FDA-ONC RFC Comment Letter FINAL