Washington, DC – February 7, 2022 – Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) applauds the introduction of the Telehealth Expansion and Evaluation Act by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Todd Young (R-IN), and urge Congress to swiftly take up this important piece of bipartisan legislation.
The legislation, if passed, would extend current Medicare telehealth reimbursement waivers and DEA telehealth prescribing waivers for two years after the COVID-19 public health emergency period (PHE). Last week, EHI, along with more than 330 organizations sent a letter to Congressional leaders calling for temporary extension of telehealth waivers as a pathway toward permanent telehealth policies.
“By extending the current telehealth waivers by two years...Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 31, 2022 – Today, 336 organizations sent a letter to Congress urging their leadership in facilitating a pathway to comprehensive permanent telehealth reform that would provide certainty to patients and our nation’s healthcare providers while providing sufficient time for Congress and the administration to analyze the impact of telehealth on patient care. The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association (ATA), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Executives for Health Innovation (EHI), Health Innovation Alliance, HIMSS, Partnership to Advance Virtual Care, and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance).
While the Biden Administration may elect to extend the COVID-19 public...Read more
Washington, DC – January 24, 2022 - Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) is coordinating the selection of an organization to implement a key recommendation proposed in the Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data. The identified organization will implement and house a self-regulatory program to govern compliance with the consumer health data-use standards contained within the Framework.
Over the last two years, EHI and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) led a rigorous process developing substantive standards that are a part of the Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data. The data-use standards reflects the work of more than 60 participating organizations from across the healthcare sector, and public comment was sought...Read more
Philips and EHI Release Report, Maternal Health Disparities: Challenges, Trends, and the Way Forward
Washington, DC – January 20, 2022 - Today, Philips and the Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) released a report entitled Maternal Health Disparities: Challenges, Trends, and the Way Forward. The report contains insights from an Executive Roundtable comprised of experts from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, March of Dimes, Merck for Mothers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Philips. The report spotlights maternal health issues, challenges and trends, illustrated with examples provided by maternal health experts and health equity champions. It offers suggestions for the path forward, showcasing both technical and policy solutions, and the importance of collaboration in maternal health to overcome the health equity barriers leading...Read more
WASHINGTON, DC – December 7, 2021 - Executives for Health Innovation (EHI), formerly eHealth Initiative, announced today the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, one each from Henry Ford Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System, OptumLabs, and CVS Health.
Carladenise Edwards, PhD, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health System; Jeri Koester, Chief Information Officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System; Kevin Larsen, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Innovation and Translation, OptumLabs; and Daniel Shaw, Vice President, Consumer Innovation Products, CVS Health will join EHI Board of Directors.
"Executives for Health Innovation plays a critical role in the digital transformation of healthcare and improving the patient experience, and...Read more
Washington, DC – November 15, 2021 – eHealth Initiative (eHI), a catalyst for healthcare transformation, announced today that it has changed its name to Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) and revealed a new logo and brand identity.
This rebranding strategy reflects both the evolution of EHI and its vision for the future. For 20 years, EHI has served as the industry leader in convening executives from multi-stakeholder groups to transform the delivery of healthcare using technology and innovation. The new name reflects the EHI coalition of thought-leaders and change-makers that have been built since its inception in 2001.
“Our name has changed to more clearly represent the work we do as an...Read more
Designed to ensure that powerful digital health technologies do not exacerbate existing biases, the Pledge centers on commitments from organizations in four main areas: accessibility; diversity; respect; and public policy. Highlighting equity issues that are specific to digital health, the Pledge calls for increased focus and responsibility from companies to address those issues by following the guidelines and working to reach its ambitious goals.
“EHI is proud to lead the Digital Health Equity Pledge,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, CEO, EHI....Read more
Washington, DC – October 12, 2021 - Today, Philips and the eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI) released a report entitled Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Challenges, Risks and the Path Forward. The report contains insights from an Executive Roundtable panel comprised of experts from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Intermountain Healthcare, the Healthcare and Public Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC), Cigna, Northwell and Philips. The report outlines the current state of cyberattacks on healthcare infrastructure, the consequences to patients and the health system as a whole, and work currently underway to shore up healthcare system cybersecurity.
“As digitization and virtual care expand at unparalleled speed throughout the industry, having an up-to-date, nimble, and...Read more
Letter to Congressional Leaders Highlights Telehealth Priorities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Pugh
Washington, DC – July 26, 2021 – Today, 430 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, Consumer Technology Association, eHealth Initiative, HIMSS, Health Innovation Alliance, Partnership to Advance Virtual Care, and PCHAlliance.
If Congress does not act before the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medicare beneficiaries will lose access to virtual care options which have become a lifeline to many. The letter calls for Congress to advance permanent telehealth reform focused...Read more
Washington, DC – June 8, 2021 - Today, Philips Healthcare and the eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI) released a report entitled Maturing Virtual Care in Tribal Communities. The report contains insights from an Executive Roundtable panel comprised of experts from the Indian Health Service (IHS), Lummi Tribal Health Center, Chinle Service Unit, and Philips Healthcare, and outlines the ongoing challenges of delivering telehealth in tribal communities.
The report addresses the digital health challenges faced by tribal communities, including existing data gaps, funding sources, and the digital divide. Although some 60-70 percent of health care services in tribal communities are telehealth visits, significant connectivity challenges exist in rural areas due to poor infrastructure...Read more