The Children's Partnership joined twenty-eight consumer organizations on submitted comments by Consumer Partnership for eHealth regarding Propsed Rule CMA-00520P/RIN 0938-AS30, Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for 2014; and Health Information Technology; Revised to the Certified EHR Technology Definition.
The Children's Partnership submitted comment to US House of Representatives Member Mike Thompson on the discussion draft of proposed legislation, "Telehealth Promotion Act of 2014," to promote and expand the application of telehealth under Medicare nad other Federal health care programs and for other purposes.
Download the letter here.
The Children's Partnership submitted comments regarding the establishmnet of a Children's EHR Format as recognized by the ONC in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – RIN 0991-AB92 – Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record(EHR) Certification Criteria; Interoperability Updates and Regulatory Improvements. In addition to signing on with the National Partnership for Women and Families and the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) to largely support the rule, TCP has additionally submitted comments on elements with particular relevance to children.
Download the full comments here.
Download TCP's comments on California's HIE Strategic and Operational Plan, submitted August 9, 2012
Download the submitted comments to HIT Policy Committee, CMS-0033-P
Download submitted comments on Promoting Children’s Health Through Meaningful Use of HIT
Celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the HITECH Act, The Children's Partnership joined our partners at the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and over 2600 consumer activists to send a Valentine to President Obama, HHS Secretary Sebelius, and National Coordinator DeSalvo.
See the entire list of sign-ons here.
The Children's Partnership submitted a letter to California State Senator Alquist as a sponsor of SB 1050, which establishes an Autism Telehealth Taskforce within the Department of Developmental Services (DSS).
It requires DDS to identify a Lead Administrator that will be responsible for the activities and work of the Taskforce. The Taskforce will provide technical assistance to DSS in the area of telehealth services for individuals with ASDs. Further, it will provide recommendations for the implementation of at least one demonstration site project that promotes the use of telehealth and technology to assist and improve the delivery of services for children with ASDs.
Download the full letter here.
Jenny Kattlove, Director, Strategic Health Initiatives
California State Capitol Building, Room 3191
February 22, 2012
Download testimony to the Certifcation/Adoption Workgroup on the impact of EHR Usability on the Consumer.
April 21, 2011
Download the slides from the presentation here.
Beth Morrow webinar presentation for California Health Equality (CHeQ) on an innovative HIE project funded through CHeQ’s HIE Acceleration Awards. The Demonstration Project, Ventura County Foster Health Link, explored technology and policy issues and pushed HIE to new areas to meet care coordination needs and improve health for Californians, particularly those in foster care.
Download the webinar slides from the presentation here.
Ginny Puddefoot, , Director of HIT Initiatives for Vulnerable Youth
California Child Welfare Council
Data Linkage and Information Sharing Committee
San Francisco, CA
Download the presentation here. (pdf)
Ginny Puddefoot presented at the state Health Information Exchange (HIE) Summit; highlighting the public/private collaborative effort led by TCP to develop a Strategic Plan to implement the state’s “Audacious Goal” to provide every child in foster care with a PHR within five years.
Downoad the Power Point presentation here.
Ginny Puddefoot presented with Barry Zimmerman, Director of Ventura County Human Services Agency, to the California Child Welfare Council’s Information Sharing and Data Exchange Committee; highlighting TCP’s work on HIT and Care Coordination and the proposed Ventura County Foster Health Link Project.
Download the Power Point Presentation here.
Beth Morrow, Director, Health IT Initiatives
Children's Health Care Caucus, Washington, DC
May 17, 2012
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Ginny Puddefoot, Director HIT Initiatives for Vulnerable Youth
March 29, 2012
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