Visit the HIMSS Legislative Action Center to send emails to your elected officials to share your views on policy issues of high importance to HIMSS and the health IT community.
Healthcare is central to our nation's economic prosperity and our national security. HIMSS offers its members resources to stay up-to-date and engaged with fast-moving developments in Washington and around the country including:
HIMSS 2017-2018 Public Policy Principles
HIMSS Public Policy efforts are guided by board-approved Public Policy Principles that serve as guidance for proposed health IT-related legislation by the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, and for inclusion in federal and state regulations aimed at improving the quality, accessibility, and efficiency of healthcare and reduce costs using IT. Click the link above to access the current version of the HIMSS Public Policy Principles.
HIMSS Health IT Policy Update
Distributed via e-mail and published online every other Friday, this free bi-weekly e-newsletter from HIMSS Government Relations will keep you up to date on government activities affecting health IT nationally and in the states. This quick read includes links to key documents and press releases, and HIMSS latest actions and activities in the policy arena. Click the link above to access archived issues and to subscribe.
National Health IT Week
National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum for public and private healthcare constituents to discuss the value of health information technology (IT) for the U.S. healthcare system. National Health IT Week 2017 took place October 2nd – 6th and featured events across the country and in Washington, D.C. More than 500 organizations participated in 2017, and the week was again recognized by the U.S. Senate through a bipartisan resolution.
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