Health IT Public Policy
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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.
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New HIMSS Fact Sheet: CMS and ONC Announce Meaningful Use Program Certification Flexibility
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.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded study found an association between the reduction of hospital-caused adverse drug events and the Meaningful Use program. The study focused on hospitals in the state of Florida and found hospitals that adopted all five core measures of meaningful use for medication management in 2010 had the lowest rate of adverse drug events of all hospitals in the state
ONC and CDC launched a project in five states that connects a secure and convenient web-based portal to immunization data that can be made available to both health care providers and consumers
National Health IT week brings together information technology and interconnectivity vendors, hospital and provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry / professional associations, and consumer protection groups. During National Health IT Week, these public and private entities collaborate to advance Health IT adoption with, "One Voice, One Vision."
08/06/14 - Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care
HIMSS and the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) have merged to ...
08/25/14 - mHealth
Mobile Health is the globally-focused initiative of HIMSS advancing ...
07/10/14 - Meaningful Use OneSource
Meaningful Use OneSource assists eligible healthcare providers and ...
08/01/14 - Health IT Public Policy
HIMSS seeks to educate and inform Congress, federal agencies, state ...
06/16/14 - 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey
View results from the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey.
- 08/06/14 - Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care
National Health IT WeekNational Awareness Forum
HIMSS Policy SummitGrand Hyatt | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC 20001