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 Submits Comments on NIST Cybersecurity Framework RFI

HIMSS applauded NIST’s efforts in developing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in collaboration with the private sector, but noted that healthcare providers and organizations must be equipped to defend against growing cyber threats using a consistent and effectively-implemented data security framework.

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.

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.

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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
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