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 Honors Policy Leaders during National Health IT Week

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), David Bowen, Christopher Miller, and State Representative Perry Buck (R-CO-49) Honored with Health Information Technology Leaderships Awards.

HIMSS Statement on the Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule

Focused on improving health with IT, HIMSS calls for reasonable Meaningful Use-related timelines and rules

HIMSS Statement on the ONC Interoperability Roadmap

HIMSS continues its commitment to achievement of widespread secure, electronic exchange of health information.

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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

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

Arnol Simmons
Manager, Public Policy Initiatives

Jeff Coughlin, MPP
Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs