On Dec. 19, Bloomberg BNA published an article on telehealth legislation quoting the Coalition’s own Joel White: “Technology will expand the national capacity to access primary and specialty care by removing barriers to care such as provider shortages, distance, mobility, and time constraints and will continue to be instrumental in addressing the country’s most challenging health care problems,” White said.
At George Washington University (GWU) last Wednesday, a former U.S. Senator, three medical doctors, and a leader of a wireless technology coalition convened at Washington, D.C.’s only School of Public Health to participate in an event that focused on telehealth and mHealth and discussed how these 21st Century technological innovations are improving healthcare access and outcomes for patients.
Health IT Now was quoted in CQ, BNA Bloomberg and IHealthbeat regarding the recently announced delay in the Meaningful Use program.
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Now that implementation of the Affordable Care Act is upon us, and people are starting to enroll in the exchanges, it’s important to look at how the role of technology can better facilitate coordinated care, lower costs and increase access to care for all Americans.