The CONNECT for Health Act of 2017 has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate (S.1016) and House of Representatives (H.R. 2556) and is strongly supported by HIMSS. 

The CONNECT for Health Act of 2017 contains many of the recommendations that HIMSS has long advocated for, including in our HIMSS 2015 Congressional Ask #3 – Expand Access to Telehealth Services for Medicare Beneficiaries and 2017-2018 Public Policy Principles . This bipartisan legislation will modernize healthcare delivery for Medicare beneficiaries by removing barriers to the use of telehealth and other healthcare technologies such as remote patient monitoring, resulting in greater access to high-quality care, improved continuity of care, and better value for patients and the Medicare program.

We urge you to contact your Senators and Representatives quickly and easily with our letter requesting that they co-sponsor the CONNECT for Health Act. 

You can use the standard letter, modify the letter, or write your own. IT'S EASY! All you need is your zip code, and HIMSS’ Legislative Action Center will guide you through the rest, step-by-step. The whole process will only take a few minutes, but it will have a huge impact.

TAKE ACTION to encourage your Senators and Representatives to cosponsor this important bipartisan legislation by sending a letter today.