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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Busy Week on the Hill for Health IT Issues

Prior to holiday recess, change of leadership, several hearings and key discussions put the spotlight on health IT issues on the Hill.

CMS Finalizes Rule for Comprehensive Care for Join Replacement (CJR) Model

The final rule will hold hospitals accountable for the quality of care they deliver to Medicare for fee-for-service beneficiaries for hip and knee replacements and/or other major leg procedures.

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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

Members of the HIMSS Government Relations team include:

Vice President, Government Relations

Jeff Coughlin, MPP
Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs

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