Patients and Practitioners Agree – Telehealth Is Important for Patient Access, Health Care Workforce

Patients and Practitioners Agree – Telehealth Is Important for Patient Access, Health Care Workforce FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, the Alliance for Connected Care released a major survey of both healthcare patients and practitioners conducted by Morning Consult on the Alliance’s behalf. The poll asked patients and practitioners about their [...]

2022-04-07T16:34:31-04:00April 6th, 2022|

Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Major Telehealth Provisions in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022

This week, the House Appropriations Committee introduced the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 2471), consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. The House passed this bill on March 9, 2022 and the Senate passed this bill on March 10, 2022. The bill now goes to President Biden [...]

2022-03-16T18:42:24-04:00March 11th, 2022|

Alliance submits comments in response to Healthy Future Task Force Modernization Subcommittee RFI

The Alliance for Connected Care provided comments in response to the Healthy Future Task Force Modernization Subcommittee request for information regarding the utilization of wearable technologies, the expansion of telemedicine, and digital modernization efforts in the United States health care system. The goal of the Healthy Future Task Force is to build on Republican health [...]

2022-03-04T19:16:13-04:00March 4th, 2022|

President Biden Announced Strategy to Address the National Mental Health Crisis

On March 1, 2022, President Biden announced his strategy to address the national mental health crisis during his first State of the Union. This strategy will strengthen system capacity, connect more Americans to care, and create a continuum of support to transform our health and social services infrastructure to address mental health holistically and equitably. [...]

2022-03-04T18:39:17-04:00March 1st, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Kansas SB 454

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, Senate Majority Whip and Chair, Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare, for Senate Bill 454. Senate Bill 454 would amend the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) authorized scope of practice to permit the prescribing of controlled substances without a supervising physician. This [...]

2022-02-23T10:50:07-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for South Dakota SB 134

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. Erin Tobin, Vice-Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, for Senate Bill 134. Senate Bill 134 would modernize Physician Assistant (PA) practice and remove the outdated collaborative agreement with a physician in order to put all advanced practice providers on equal footing. The bill [...]

2022-02-23T10:27:54-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Minnesota SB 2303

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Paul J. Utke, the Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee, for Senate Bill 2303. The bill would adopt the Nurse Licensure Compact in the State of Minnesota. The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for the issuance of multistate licenses that allow nurses [...]

2022-02-23T10:50:43-04:00February 18th, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Virginia SB 1245

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. George Barker, Chair of Subcommittee on Health Professions Senate Education and Health Committee, for Senate Bill 1245. Senate Bill 1245 would repeal the sunset provision included in a bill that passed in 2021 (House Bill 1737) that reduced the number of years of full-time clinical experience [...]

2022-02-23T13:00:37-04:00February 17th, 2022|

Alliance Submits Comments to FSMB Draft Report on Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) request for comments on the draft document entitled “Report on the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine.” The Alliance offered comments we hope the FSMB Workgroup on Telemedicine will consider as it finalizes this [...]

2022-02-23T12:58:14-04:00February 16th, 2022|
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