National Partnership for Women & Families

Testimony and Resources for Congress

Statement for the Record

Health Information Technology - Using It To Improve Care (July 2013)
In July, the Senate Finance Committee held a series of hearings on health IT. The Committee’s hearings were missing a key voice and perspective – that of patients and families. The National Partnership submited the attached statement to share this essential perspective because patients’ health and health care are at stake.

Consumer Response to Senate White Paper
National Partnership’s Consumer Partnership for eHealth and Campaign for Better Care respond to a Senate white paper on the Meaningful Use Incentive Program. Citing the program’s accomplishments and benefits for patients, families and caregivers, consumers call for Meaningful Use to continue moving forward.

2013 Testimony

"Hearing: Health Information Technologies: How Innovation Benefits Patients [video] U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee Statement for the Record, Christine Bechtel, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Member, Health IT Policy Committee. March 20, 2013.

2011 Testimony

Hearing: "Not What the Doctor Ordered: Barriers to Health IT for Small Medical Practices" Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology, House Committee on Small Business Statement for the Record, Christine Bechtel, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Member, Health IT Policy Committee. June 2, 2011.

2010 Testimony

Hearing on Implementation of the HITECH Act U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Testimony of Christine Bechtel, Vice President, July 27, 2010.

Hearing on Efforts to Promote the Adoption and Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology [video] U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health Testimony of Christine Bechtel, Vice President, July 20, 2010.

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