Intel: Perfect you precision medicine. Access videos: May9th - June 1st.
 
 
May 13, 2016

Membership | HIMSS Public Policy

Hello, {{lead.First Name:default=Subscriber}}, welcome to HIMSS' Health IT Policy Update, bringing you the latest news on Congressional, federal, and state health IT legislative and regulatory activities from HIMSS' Government Relations office. We welcome your feedback. If you're reading this complimentary newsletter online or receiving it as a forward, please subscribe.

Congressional

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on MACRA Implementation
On Wednesday, May 11th, the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on the implementation of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Federal

HIMSS Co-Hosts Session on the Precision Medicine Initiative at the 2016 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference
The discussion focused on the promise and possibilities inherent in PMI and how HIMSS can continue to inform the White House about the appropriate role for health IT tools in the program as well as advance innovation in biomedical research.

HHS and ONC Announce New Challenges and Funding Opportunities
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced several new funding opportunities.

Immunization Integration Program: Taking Immunization Workflow Mainstream
Now Seeking Technical Advisory Panel Applicants through May 20th

State

New Mexico Project ECHO sets Model for Telehealth Rural Care
The project launched programs in mental health disorders, substance abuse, and rheumatologic diseases.

News

HIMSS Unveils Tribute To Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing On Nursing Informatics Day
HIMSS unveils the tribute to Florence Nightingale at the HIMSS Innovation Center, located in Cleveland, Ohio, on the anniversary of her birthday....

Take a Moment for Nursing Safety
Safety isnt just about preventing errors; it is about hardwiring safe practice. #Nurses4HIT #NursesWeek...

Members in Action: Beth Halley
Beth Halley, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, is a principal advisor for the MITRE Corporation. MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that operates several federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), including the only broadly healthcare-focused FFRDC, the CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH), sponsored by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)....

Impatience for Change
At the HIMSS 16 conference in Las Vegas in March, I heard several attendees talk about impatience for change in health IT. We have heard many calls for quickening the pace of enabling interoperability but other calls for change abound. Here are two attendees who talk about their impatience for change....

 

HIMSS Virtual Job Fair: Find the right job. Heatlh IT Virtual Job Fair. Tuesday, June 21st, 20016 | Noon - 3pm EST

HIMSS Events

New HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value-This Week’s Episode-How mHealth Is Driving Value

In this episode, we begin to look at how mHealth is transforming care delivery and how organizations are driving value from their mHealth investments. We speak with Dr. Ricky Bloomfield Jr., Director of Mobile Technology Strategy & hospitalist at Duke Medicine about their integration of Healthkit into Duke’s HIT processes.

Listen to the episode here: STEPS to Value- How mHealth Is Driving Value

AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition
May 16, 2016

6th Annual Golf Tournament | Maryland Chapter of HIMSS
May 17, 2016

7th Annual Golf Classic and Fundraiser | Georgia Chapter of HIMSS
May 17, 2016

Privacy and Security in a Digitally Connected World
May 18, 2016

Population Health Forum 2016
May 19, 2016


HIMSS17 Conference & Exhibition. HIMSS17 Call for proposals is open!

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