The Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments on the Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations proposed rule. Overall, HITN is pleased to see CMS emphasize the value of health IT within Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Health IT helps improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes. Read the full comment letter here.
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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.
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.
“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 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.