A key event in Congress affecting health information technology occurred last week when two members of the Senate HELP Committee issued a discussion draft of their bipartisan legislation on health information technology (health IT).  This ambitious bill addresses many of the same areas as other recent bills, including information blocking, transparency, a star rating system for electronic health records (EHRs), usability, and interoperability. It also contains provisions on governance of health information exchange, safety, and patient access to data. If it passes, the bill will impact both users and producers of health IT and EHRs, including providers and technology companies.  To learn more, click here.