Legislative Action Center

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, including:

HIMSS 2013-2014 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 Friday, this free 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.

HIMSS Annual Policy Summit

The HIMSS Policy Summit is held in Washington, DC during National Health IT Week. Since 2002 HIMSS members and community colleagues from all over the nation connect in Washington with federal and congressional policymakers, and visit Capitol Hill to discuss that year's Congressional "Asks" with members of Congress and their staff. The events are capped off with a National Health IT Week Networking and Awards Reception where HIMSS Leadership Award winners are announced.

HIMSS members are the industry’s most effective voice with elected officials. Join us September 17-18, 2014.  Visit www.himss.org/policysummit for updates.

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. More than 375 organizations participated in 2013, when the Week was again recognized by the U.S. Senate with a Resolution declaring National Health IT Week 2013.

The Week is next scheduled for September 15-19, 2014.  Click the link above to learn how your organization can join at no cost as a National Health IT Week Partner.

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Questions? Need more information? Please email policy@himss.org.