HIMSS Policy Summit

Sep 17 – 18, 2014
Source: HIMSS Government Relations
Grand Hyatt | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC 20001
Member Cost: $100
Non-Member Cost: $250

The HIMSS Policy Summit is scheduled for September 17-18, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Register today!

Every year since 2002 HIMSS members and health IT community colleagues from all over the nation have connected in Washington with federal and congressional policymakers, and visited Capitol Hill to discuss that year's Congressional "Asks" with members of Congress and their staff.

The HIMSS Policy Summit is held in Washington, DC during National Health IT Week, and events are capped off with a National Health IT Week Networking and Awards Reception.

HIMSS members are the industry’s most effective voice with elected officials! Join us September 17-18, 2014.

Register today to take advantage of early bird rates, which are available until August 16, 2014.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The HIMSS Policy Summit has moved to a new location for 2014:  The Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001.

HIMSS has a limited number of hotel rooms set aside for Summit attendees. To make a reservation at the group rate of $299 + 14.5% tax in the HIMSS Block, click here, or reference "HIMSS" when calling central reservations at 888-421-1442.  This rate is good through August 25, 2014.

**Please note, September is a very busy month in Washington, DC so we encourage you to make your hotel reservation early!**

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Wednesday, September 17th:

  • Committee meetings (afternoon - by invitation only)
  • Health IT Policy 101 (afternoon - open to all Policy Summit registrants at no additional cost)
  • National Health IT Week Networking and Awards Reception (4:30-6:30 pm)

Thursday, September 18th:

  • HIMSS Policy Summit training and VIP speakers (morning)
  • Congressional office visits (afternoon)
  • Institute for e-Health Policy Technology Showcase and Interoperability Showcase at the Reserve Officers Association (10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Questions?  Please email policy@himss.org.


Highlights from the 12th Annual HIMSS Policy Summit

Nearly 300 HIMSS volunteers and other members of the health IT community came together for the 12th Annual HIMSS Policy Summit during National Health IT Week in September 2013!  The enthusiasm of attendees sharing their health IT stories with congressional representatives was infectious and impactful. See photos below.

The HIMSS Policy Summit was one of many events taking place during National Health IT Week 2013, which was recognized by the U.S. Senate when it passed a resolution, “Designating the week of September 16 through September 20, 2013, as ‘National Health Information Technology Week’ to recognize the value of health information technology in transforming and improving the healthcare system for all people in the United States.

Your voice matters.  Please continue to share your health IT stories and discuss the 2013 Congressional Asks with colleagues and policymakers:

Read the Health IT Policy Update for a summary of 2013 Policy Summit-related speakers and activities.

See you in September 2014!  In the meantime, to reach the HIMSS Government Relations team with questions or comments, please email policy@himss.org.