Fostering Independence Through Technology (FITT) Act of 2010
LeadingAge CAST supports the FITT Act of 2010 (S. 501) because it will help provide home monitoring and communications technologies to keep people independent and healthy in their own homes. This is especially beneficial to those in rural communities or homebound seniors and people with disabilities who would otherwise have to travel to receive care.
Technology Provisions in Health Care Reform Law
Highlights include an EHR Grant Program for long-term care facilities and the new technology-friendly funding model created by the CLASS Act, a top LeadingAge advocacy priority.
What's in the HITECH Act for Aging-Services Technologies?
CAST's federal policy agenda took a tremendous step forward with the passing of the American Recovery and Revitalization Act (H.R. 1), also known as the stimulus bill. The bill contains health information technology provisions (known as HITECH Act) that aim to create interoperable Electronic Health Records (EHR) by 2014.
7 Policy Impediments to Health IT Solutions
In spite of a continuous spiraling of healthcare costs and reimbursements, it had been difficult to address some core policy issues that inhibit the implementation of cost-effective solutions for our aging services health crisis. Until the advantages of technology-based solution seeking are recognized by policymakers and healthcare professionals, we will not be able to address current problems with a dysfunctional healthcare system in new, practicable and innovative ways.