GOP Senators: Health IT Policy Needs 'Reboot'

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 17, 2013

Six Republican Senators are asking the healthcare community for input on “recalibrating” health information technology policy, arguing that there are several problems with the current trajectory of the meaningful use program.

In a white paper titled “Reboot: Re-examining the Strategies Needed to Successfully Adopt Health IT,” the Senators argue that the federal health IT program has been hindered by a lack of progress on interoperability, billing increases sometimes associated with EHR adoption, oversight and patient privacy concerns, and financial sustainability beyond the federal incentive payments for providers buying IT systems.