Patients and Health Care Industry Leaders Release Roadmap for Advancing Health Care and Public Health Technology Infrastructure

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Today, leading patient and health care groups released proposals for ways to advance health IT infrastructure and promote health equity through safer, easier to access technologies. The COVID-19 public health crisis propelled changes in the way health care is delivered and how health data is exchanged, highlighting shortcomings in the nation’s public health infrastructure and… Read more »

Patients and Health Care Industry Leaders Release Roadmap for Enabling Virtual Care to Transform Health Care Delivery Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, 13 leading associations and non-profits representing patients, clinicians, hospitals, health plans, and technology companies released a roadmap for building on the “new normal” of virtual care delivery post-COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual care has long been seen as a key way to expand access to care and to improve efficiency, coordination and flexibility of care. The… Read more »

COVID-19 Update – March 16, 2020

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Below is a special edition of Sirona Strategies’ Policy Update – focused on federal COVID-19 related activity. For more information, http://coronavirus.gov provides up to date CDC information and https://go.cms.gov/3cYVHzC provides links to CMS’ notifications.  What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings – Wednesday, March 18 Senate HELP Committee, “An Emerging Disease Threat: How the U.S. is Responding… Read more »

Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-up and What’s Ahead

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 What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings – Wednesday, March 18 Senate HELP Committee, “An Emerging Disease Threat: How the U.S. is Responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus – Part 2.” Weekly Wrap-Up: Notable Health Care Developments from Last Week Legislative Activity – Committee Actions and Votes – On March 11, the House Energy & Commerce Committee,… Read more »

Leading Patient, Clinician, Hospital, Health Plan and Technology Groups Agree on Path Forward for Secure Consumer Access to Health Care Data

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Today, 12 leading associations and non-profits representing patients, clinicians, hospitals, health plans, and technology companies released a white paper highlighting their shared commitment to supporting patients in accessing and using their health information. The white paper builds on the Health IT Leadership Roundtable: Future of Interoperability and Secure Consumer Access to Healthcare Data, which was… Read more »