Health Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Telehealth to Digital Medicine: How 21st Century Technology Can Benefit Patients

April 24, 2014

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Telehealth to Digital Medicine: How 21st Century Technology Can Benefit Patients.” Witnesses to be announced.

“Advances in technology present tremendous opportunities to improve the access to and quality of health care in areas all across the country,” said Pitts. “How can technology help patients, particularly in rural communities, gain access to doctors or specialists? We look forward to examining how new technologies and advances in telemedicine can advance efficiency, quality, and access to health care.”

Members have worked on a bipartisan basis on a number of bills including H.R. 3077, the Tele-MED Act introduced by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ); H.R. 3306, the Telehealth Enhancement Act introduced by subcommittee member Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT); and H.R. 3750, the Telehealth Modernization Act introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and subcommittee member Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH).

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

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