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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02/05/2016
Comprehensive Telehealth and RPM Legislation Introduced with Strong Stakeholder Support

The bill seeks to modernize healthcare delivery for Medicare beneficiaries by removing barriers to the use of telehealth and other healthcare technologies, with the goal of improving access to high-quality care and lowering costs to the Medicare program.

02/05/2016
HIMSS Submits Comments to CMS Quality Measure RFI

HIMSS appreciated the opportunity to leverage our members’ expertise in commenting on the RFI and believes in promoting the use of health IT to improve the quality of healthcare delivery while ensuring that data collection is not an overly burdensome part of providers’ workflow.

02/05/2016
HIMSS Submits Feedback on HELP Committee Draft Health IT Legislation

HIMSS’ letter applauded the Committee for including in the draft bill a focus on many of the challenges identified by the healthcare community.

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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
703-562-8800
policy@himss.org

Members of the HIMSS Government Relations team include:

Tom Leary, MALA, CAE, FHIMSS
Vice President, Government Relations
703-562-8814
tleary@himss.org

Jeff Coughlin, MPP
Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs
703-562-8824
jcoughlin@himss.org

Samantha Burch
Senior Director, Congressional Affairs
703- 562-8847
sbburch@himss.org