The "Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act" (H.R. 4442 and S. 2484) has added a number of Members of Congress to the growing bipartisan list of cosponsors. The Senate version added 4 cosponsors last week, bringing the total number to 11, while the House version has added 13 cosponsors since April, bringing that total to 30. The CONNECT for Health Act, which reflects many of the recommendations included in HIMSS’ 2015 Congressional Ask #3 and was formally endorsed by HIMSS upon its introduction, seeks to modernize healthcare delivery for Medicare beneficiaries by removing barriers to the use of telehealth and other healthcare technologies. While the bill continues to attract strong support both on and off Capitol Hill, it still faces an uphill battle in Congress.
Visit the HIMSS Legislative Action Center to encourage your Senators and Representatives to become co-sponsors of the CONNECT for Health Act.