-- Permanence in statute for a federal responsibility to lead a public-
private process to establish standards for system interoperability,
product certification, and quality measures and an accelerated
process for standards improvement;
-- Federal financial incentives to practitioners of care to facilitate
the adoption of Health IT, and for communities, states, and other
entities to plan HIT components and develop Health Information
-- Federal focus on consumer empowerment through patient education tools
to encourage patient use of electronic health records and provider
quality information; and
-- Federal leadership of a federal-state process to resolve policy
issues, like privacy and professional licensure, central to a secure
and safe care system, thereby providing a secure and safe care system.
The Health IT NOW! Coalition is a nonprofit coalition based in Alexandria, VA whose membership includes patient groups, providers, and employers. Its primary focus is to promote the rapid deployment of health information technology across America by urging Congress to adopt interoperability legislation.
Visit http://www.healthITnow.org to learn more about the coalition, its principles and its membership.
American Academy of Nursing
American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance
American Society of Clinical Oncology
The Boeing Company
Consumers for Competitive Choice
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Association of Manufacturers
National Disease Clusters Alliance
National Medical Association
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