New Report: eHealth Initiative Urges Policymakers to Support Innovation to Combat COVID-19

Washington, DC – October 8, 2020 – Today, the eHealth Initiative (eHI) released Building a Modern Health Care System: Recommendations from the COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group, a whitepaper highlighting recommendations from its COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group and endorsed by leading health care and digital health organizations.

Formed in April 2020, eHI’s COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group met over the course of four months to help craft a report with a set of policy recommendations to fully leverage health IT and digital health to fight COVID-19 and future public health challenges. The group focused on five issue areas: (1) telehealth and remote patient monitoring; (2) artificial intelligence and machine learning; (3) broadband; (4) health information exchange; and (5) public health surveillance, and ultimately produced consensus policy recommendations in each area.

“eHI is pleased to release these critical policy recommendations reflecting input from more than two dozen Work Group and eHI Policy Steering Committee members,” said eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted what we’ve known all along – that health IT and digital health can transform the health care system. We look forward to continuing to work with our members and policymakers to ensure we don’t wait until the next crisis to enact necessary statutory and regulatory changes.”



About eHealth Initiative


eHealth Initiative (eHI) convenes executives from every stakeholder group in healthcare to discuss, identify and share best practices to transform the delivery of healthcare using technology and innovation. eHI, along with its coalition of members, focuses on education, research, and advocacy to promote the use and sharing of data to improve health care. Our vision is to harmonize new technology and care models in a way that improves population health and consumer experiences. eHI has become a go-to resource for the industry through its eHealth Resource Center. For more information, visit

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