HIMSS believes that lives can be saved, outcomes of care improved, and costs reduced by transforming the healthcare system through the appropriate use of information technology (IT) and management systems.
Miss some of the policy sessions at HIMSS14? Read our recaps here.
Our advocacy, public policy, legislative and regulatory actions are guided by board-approved principles.
To learn more, please visit the HIMSS 2014-2015 Public Policy Principles section of our Policy Center.
The Federal Health Community is comprised of professional HIMSS members who are also Federal Government employees, coming together for cross-agency information sharing and networking.
The Public Policy Committee seeks to provide leadership and industry direction on healthcare issues and policy related to health information technology and management systems professionals in order to remove barriers and obstacles and enable implementation of solutions.
The Chapter Advocacy Roundtable was established in 2004 to help build grassroots support at the Chapter level. Grassroots outreach is an essential part of an advocacy network.
HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable is a monthly public policy roundtable comprised of volunteers who represent the over seventy HIMSS Diamond Corporate Members and mHIMSS 5Bar members.
The Small Business and Diversity Roundtable gathers to share strategies to develop their businesses as the health IT market prepares for rapid expansion in the next decade.
The Legal Task Force helps buyers, purchasers, end users, patients, and consumers navigate the aws, regulations, and policies that affect the Health IT ecosystem.
Visit the HIMSS Legislative Action Center to view legislation we're following, and to send emails to your elected officials to share your views on policy issues of importance to HIMSS and the health IT community.
The HIMSS Congressional Affairs team provides members of Congress and their staff with accurate information about health information technology (IT) to help them make effective public policy decisions.
The HIMSS Federal Affairs team leverages member and staff subject matter expertise to provide insight to key federal agency representatives, while promoting agency personnel involvement in HIMSS activities at the local, regional and national levels.
The HIMSS Office of State Government Affairs supports the organization and its Chapters by building effective partnerships and relationships with state and local officials.
The working group, comprised of members of the full Finance Committee, was tasked with analyzing current law, discussing alternative policy options and developing bipartisan legislative solutions to increase care coordination, incentivize appropriate levels of care, improve outcomes and reduce spending for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.
The committee heard from Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator and Jon White, M.D., Acting Deputy National Coordinator, who recognized the 10 members completing their term with HITSC this month including Dixie Baker, Anne Castro, Jeremy Delinsky, John Derr, C. Martin Harris, Stanley Huff, Liz Johnson, David McCallie, Jr., Jonathan Perlin, and Sharon Terry.
The study a variety of input from providers, as well as the vendors that work closely with them, in order to gauge the provider perspective on State HIE programs and electronic exchange in general.