Analysis: The Significance and Insignificance of the FDASIA HIT Report, in mHealthNews

Bradley Merrill Thompson, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, wrote an article titled "Analysis: The Significance and Insignificance of the FDASIA HIT Report."

Following is an excerpt:

I don't know about you, but when I read the FDASIA Health IT Report released by HHS on April 3, I found it to be largely quite predictable. Indeed I've been scanning the media coverage of the report and I haven't seen anyone so far express shock or surprise at what was in the report. How is it that we all pretty much knew what would be in there? Quite simply the three agencies that wrote the report — FDA, ONC and FCC — studiously and carefully drew upon the prior work of a large number of organizations. They very specifically incorporated the work of the IOM Committee on Patient Safety in Health Information Technology, as well as the FDASIA working group that Congress had asked the agency to convene. Indeed the new center described in the report is actually already accounted for in the government's fiscal 2015 budget.