Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on IT’s Role in Improving Quality, Efficiency

On Wednesday, September 14th, the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing on “Exploring the use of technology and innovation to create efficiencies and higher quality in healthcare.”  The hearing featured four witnesses including Allscripts CEO Paul Black and touched on a number of HIMSS’ priority policy issues including interoperability, the value of health IT, expanding access to telehealth and patient engagement. 


Chairman Pat Tiberi indicated the Subcommittee would focus on technology in 2017, including exploring avenues for incentivizing use of new and innovative technologies through the Medicare program.