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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CMS Releases FAQs on ICD-10 Flexibilities

As the provider community prepares for the transition to ICD-10, CMS offers flexibility on quality reporting and claims auditing for requirements.

DoD Awards EHR Contract to Leidos, Cerner, and Accenture Team

The contract is for $4.3 billion and will cover more than 9.5 million DoD beneficiaries and the more than 205,000 care providers that support them.

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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