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New Health Innovation More Valuable Than Previously Thought

April 9, 2015
| Blogs & Op-eds

Medical innovation benefits people in countless ways, but it can sometimes be difficult to measure them. One way to understand how medical innovation improves lives is by seeing it as risk reduction: new treatments reduce the chance you'll contract an incurable disease, for example. A new paper examines the effect of innovations on this type of risk reduction and finds it is 30%-80% more valuable than previous estimates.

Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for National Institutes of Health

February 26, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
1105 Longworth House Office Building
9 Independence Ave SE
Washington
DC
20515

New Location: 1105 Longworth House Office Building  Read more »

Who's a Health IT "Luddite?"

Politico
ITIF's Luddite Awards highlight EFF's misguided opposition to electronic health records.

Data-Driven Medicine in the Age of Genomics

December 11, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:45pm
Reserve Officers Association
1 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Washington
DC
20002

Special guest Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) will deliver keynote remarks. Read more »

GOP Sweep: Opportunity for Fresh Start for Health IT

Politico
A Republican Senate will likely favor a voluntary risk framework rooted in an industry-led approach, says Daniel Castro.

In 2013, 1 billion prescriptions, or 58 percent of all prescriptions, were routed electronically.

E-prescribing cuts medical transaction costs by eliminating the need for confirmation phone calls and faxes, and reduces health risks associated with prescription delays. In 2004, over half of states had legislation banning e-prescribing. Read more »

ATA: Telemedicine Meant to Supplement, Not 'Totally Replace' In-person Care

FierceHealthIT
ITIF has called for the creation of national telemedicine guidelines including setting a standard definition and establishing a single, federal licensure for providers.

Congress should establish a single, national license for telehealth providers

To address this challenge and further enhance development of telehealth services, Congress should establish a single, national license for telehealth providers.

Group Urges Congress to Make Telehealth Mandatory

Government Health IT
ITIF issues a call for congressional action to spur expansion of telehealth services.

Telehealth Deployment Is Too Slow, Report Says

Roll Call
Imagine being able to video conference with your doctor without having to leave your home.
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