Health IT Public Policy

HIMSS believes that the appropriate use of information technology (IT) and management systems can transform healthcare to save lives, improve outcomes of care and reduce costs.

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HIMSS Joins PCHA in Letter on FDA Draft Guidance

In the letter HIMSS and PCHA noted that appropriate interoperability is critical to ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices used in systems, and see this Draft Guidance as a positive step forward in that regard.

HIMSS Submits comments to ONC Certification NPRM

In the letter HIMSS offers comment to the three major components of the NPRM: ONC Direct Review of Certified Health IT, Oversight of ONC Authorized Testing Laboratories, and Transparency and Availability of Surveillance Results.

CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule

On Wednesday, April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

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Government Relations Team

Get answers to your government relations questions and connect to HIMSS members and chapters through the HIMSS Government Relations team. The team also assists members during their trips to Washington, DC.

  • Providing key data, background research, and value of health information technology (IT) and more
  • Responding to questions about past, current, and potential legislation or regulations related to health IT
  • Arranging site visits in your state or district, or in the Washington, DC area

HIMSS National Capital Area Office
4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 562-8800

Members of the HIMSS Government Relations team include:

Vice President, Government Relations
(703) 562-8814

Jeff Coughlin, MPP
Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs
(703) 562-8824

Samantha Burch
Senior Director, Congressional Affairs
(703) 562-8847