Congress’ SOFTWARE Act: Is it needed?

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“Creating bright lines to differentiate technologies is difficult for many reasons, not the least of which is the unintended patient harm that could result if the lines are drawn incorrectly,” said Kristen Ratcliff, partner at consulting firm Sirona Strategies. Read Article

This Is the End for Washington’s Most Frenzied Lobbying Extravaganza

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“We are expecting to get extremely busy post-SGR,” said Krista Drobac, who represents an array of health care interests at Sirona Strategies, which she cofounded with Kristen Ratcliff. Still, Drobac added, “I think it’ll be pretty hard to rival the urgency of the SGR.” Read Article

What the SGR Bill’s Merit-Based Pay Means for Health IT Incentives

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Kristen Ratcliff, a partner at lobbying firm Sirona Strategies, which manages the telehealth trade group Alliance for Connected Care, called the bill “a significant opportunity for all types of vendors—health IT vendors, telehealth providers, predictive analytic companies and more.” Read Article