Health IT Public Policy
Call for Action
HIMSS believes that lives can be saved, outcomes of care improved, and costs reduced by transforming the healthcare system through the appropriate use of information technology (IT) and management systems.
Miss some of the policy sessions at HIMSS14? Read our recaps here.
HIMSS 2014-2015 Public Policy Principles
Our advocacy, public policy, legislative and regulatory actions are guided by board-approved principles.
To learn more, please visit the HIMSS 2014-2015 Public Policy Principles section of our Policy Center.
Federal Health Community
The Federal Health Community is comprised of professional HIMSS members who are also Federal Government employees, coming together for cross-agency information sharing and networking.
Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy Committee seeks to provide leadership and industry direction on healthcare issues and policy related to health information technology and management systems professionals in order to remove barriers and obstacles and enable implementation of solutions.
Chapter Advocacy Roundtable
The Chapter Advocacy Roundtable was established in 2004 to help build grassroots support at the Chapter level. Grassroots outreach is an essential part of an advocacy network.
Government Relations Roundtable
HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable is a monthly public policy roundtable comprised of volunteers who represent the over seventy HIMSS Diamond Corporate Members and mHIMSS 5Bar members.
Small Business and Diversity Roundtable
The Small Business and Diversity Roundtable gathers to share strategies to develop their businesses as the health IT market prepares for rapid expansion in the next decade.
Legal Task Force
The Legal Task Force helps buyers, purchasers, end users, patients, and consumers navigate the aws, regulations, and policies that affect the Health IT ecosystem.
Visit the HIMSS Legislative Action Center to view legislation we're following, and to send emails to your elected officials to share your views on policy issues of importance to HIMSS and the health IT community.
The HIMSS Congressional Affairs team provides members of Congress and their staff with accurate information about health information technology (IT) to help them make effective public policy decisions.
The HIMSS Federal Affairs team leverages member and staff subject matter expertise to provide insight to key federal agency representatives, while promoting agency personnel involvement in HIMSS activities at the local, regional and national levels.
State Government Affairs
The HIMSS Office of State Government Affairs supports the organization and its Chapters by building effective partnerships and relationships with state and local officials.
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell asked Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), effective immediately.
Comment from Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President HIMSS North America
Program provides up to $114 million in upfront investments to up to 75 ACOs across the country.
10/23/14 - mHealth
mHealth is the generation, aggregation, and dissemination of health ...
09/26/14 - Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care
HIMSS and the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) have merged to ...
09/10/14 - Meaningful Use OneSource
Meaningful Use OneSource assists eligible healthcare providers and ...
10/21/14 - Health IT Public Policy
HIMSS seeks to educate and inform Congress, federal agencies, state ...
09/24/14 - Electronic Health Records
Electronic Health Records (EHR) are a longitudinal electronic record ...
- 10/23/14 - mHealth
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