Washington, DC – Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following statement in support of the Senate HELP Committee’s Health IT Bipartisan Staff Discussion Draft:
“We applaud the Senate HELP Committee for their dedication to ensuring health information technology can be used to promote better and more coordinated care, while also reducing burden on providers,” said Senior Vice President Robert Horne. “We are pleased to see the inclusion of provisions promoting widespread interoperability, prohibiting information blocking, and ensuring patients can access and use their own health information. These issues are top priorities for our members, and are essential to leveraging health IT to improve health outcomes and lower costs.
For too long healthcare providers and patients have suffered under an ineffective and burdensome Meaningful Use program. We look forward to working with Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray as the Innovation process continues.”