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Health IT Now Pushes HIMSS Participants to Tackle Big Challenges

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.

Health IT Now is committed to increasing HIMSS participants’ understanding of the unique role that technology and data derived from the use of technology can play in reforming the development of new treatments and cures and the delivery of healthcare. In order to realize such potential, we believe stakeholders need to work together to push for greater regularity clarity from federal health agencies. Specifically, in light of recent regulatory rulemaking, the role and functions of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) needs to be addressed.

This week, we plan to begin a dialogue on what the role of ONC should be going forward. We will  be using our time at HIMSS to hear from innovative thinkers who are eager to work with policymakers to ensure federal regulatory functions are best coordinated in order to allow these technologies to help solve some of the seemingly intractable problems in our health system. To this end, HITN plans to take these conversations to Washington, DC to continue the important discussions here at HIMSS. We look forward to working with all stakeholders on this endeavor.

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