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.
The month of May is “World Trade Month” and an appropriate time to reflect on how international trade benefits the United States. With a number of trade agreements under negotiation and some close to being concluded, the United States has a busy trade agenda this year, and that is a good thing for our continued economic growth, job creation, and global competitiveness
As information and communications technology (ICT) rapidly develops and advances, access to advanced communications products and services is increasingly important for those with disabilities. TIA’s manufacturer, supplier, and vendor company members are long-standing supporters of inclusion for all populations in access to these important products and services.
TIA believes that by taking an approach consistent with our views as the recommendations on improving cybersecurity and resilience through acquisition are implemented, the Federal government can continue to improve the resiliency of the ICT it purchases, from standard uses to those that are highly-sensitive and mission-critical. We look forward to future engagement with GSA, DoD, and other Federal agencies as policies are formulated and implemented pursuant to the EO and the Report.