Nearly 60 health information technology stakeholders want Congress to take action to clear up uncertainty surrounding the regulation and oversight of health IT.
Nearly 60 health information technology (IT) stakeholders want Congress to take action to clear up uncertainty surrounding the regulation and oversight of health IT, according to a letter the group sent to Congress earlier this month.
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The companies wrote that uncertainty surrounding health IT is stifling innovation and preventing all manner of technology products, from apps to remote monitoring, from helping to improve patient care.
“It is now time for lawmakers to pass legislation that achieves the complementary goals of protecting patients, ensuring safe and effective care, and fostering continued innovation in the rapidly-growing Health IT field,” the letter reads.
The groups, which include software companies, electronic health record vendors and advocacy organizations, emphasize four reasons why congressional action is needed:
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