Over this last weekend, the United States celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark law that significantly improved life for people with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination towards those with disabilities, and guaranteeing equal opportunities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities and transportation.
TIA aims to promote process improvements that will decrease both the cost and time‐to‐market for equipment manufacturers, ultimately benefiting the end‐user with quicker access to devices at lower costs.
Advances in information and communications technology continue to shape how health care is delivered and consumed. In order to ensure that we are realizing the full potential of these advances, it is vital that the United States have in place policies and practices that promote development in this important sector, including a regulatory framework that reduces barriers to innovation and provides predictability.
TIA is very excited to join a diverse group of stakeholders in the healthcare space to urge the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Burwell to support the wide use of telehealth and remote monitoring solutions to improve the United States’ healthcare system. We look forward to working with all stakeholders to bring eCare solutions to millions of Americans, such as the transmission of real-time sharing of patient-generated health data (PGHD), and allowing face-to-face visits without the obstacles of time and location.
Recently, TIA submitted some extensive comments to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed changes to OMB Circular A-119, Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities.