Health IT is fundamental to transforming healthcare. However, for technology to reach its full potential to smooth transitions between healthcare settings, help control costs and improve quality of care, the technology has to be interoperable. HIMSS works with decision makers in Congress, at both the federal and state levels, by providing educational materials and policy recommendations on the value of health IT.
Regulating Health IT - Key Policy Issues
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) recommends Congress support risk-based oversight framework for government regulation of healthcare software and devices and therefore supports the approaches taken in the SOFTWARE, PROTECT and MEDTECH Acts.