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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Meet the HIMSSterns!

My favorite part of working at HIMSS is the people. For me, this is as true about HIMSS staff as it is about HIMSS volunteers. At the core of all of our attention on technology, on processes and policies, on data and emerging business models, is the belief that people working towards a common goal accomplish more together than separately.

Electronic Health Records Impact on Provider’s Time

The study discusses EHRs and how the ability to exchange health information electronically can help provide higher quality and safer care for patients while creating tangible enhancements for your organization.

ONC Releases its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap

The road map aims to define the roles, functions and structure of a Health IT Safety Center, focused on two core objectives of using health IT to make care safer and continuously improving the safety of health IT.

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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