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In Response to House Hearing on e-Health, TIA Issues Recommendations for Encouraging Innovation & Investment

Arlington, VA (June 18, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted comments in response to a House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health hearing titled, “Telehealth to Digital Medicine: How 21st Century Technology Can Benefit Patients.”

In its comments, TIA describes how telehealth and remote patient monitoring continue to change the way that health care is delivered and consumed, and says it is imperative that the U.S. have policies and practices in place that enable the development of this important industry.

TIA also submitted specific recommendations on how Congress can encourage innovation and investment in the future U.S. healthcare system by:

  • Working towards realizing the potential of telehealth and remote patient monitoring;
  • Making investment in advanced medical device technologies a national priority; and
  • Ensuring coordination among key federal agencies.

To read TIA’s comments in its entirety, click here.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit for more details.

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