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September 8, 2017

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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

Congress Returns from Recess, Work on Health IT Issues Continues
On the health IT front, we're closely watching several legislative proposals that would seek to expand Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services.

Federal

FDA Issues New Guidance on Using Real-World Evidence in Medical Device Decision-Making
This guidance is applicable to all devices, including software that meets the definition of a device.

WHO'S WHO IN GOVERNMENT CYBERSECURITY - NH-ISAC Blog "Hacking Healthcare"
Tips on identifying roles and responsibilities of agencies in the government's cyber mission.

State

2017 Regional Events for NHIT Week
Congratulations to the Colorado Chapter, NJ & Delaware Valley Chapters, Greater Illinois Chapter and the Louisiana Chapter who accepted the challenge to conduct regional and statewide meetings during National Health IT Week, October 2–6, 2017.

News

Lahey Health Leverages EMR Tools to Tackle Opioid Epidemic
The organization leveraged its EMR to improve prescribing practices and management of opiate dependent patients.

Value Brief

Know Your STEPS to Value

In an early episode of the STEPS to Value podcast, "Know Your STEPS: Satisfaction," host Rod Piechowski, senior director, health information systems, HIMSS North America, spoke with Greg Wolverton, CIO for ARcare, a Davies Award recipient, Jonathan French, director, health information systems, HIMSS North America, and Margaret Schulte, consultant, about how organizations have gained value through focusing on satisfaction for both patients and providers.

Two years later, this conversation remains relevant, as healthcare shifts from a fee-for service-system to a value-based healthcare model. 
 
Listen to the full episode.  
 
Learn more about the HIMSS Value Suite to discover opportunities to drive more value from people, processes and technology.



 

HIMSS18: Where IT connects for health. Poster Presentations. Call for proposals are now open. Apply until October 23.

PUBLIC POLICY EVENT CALENDAR

HL7 31st Annual Plenary & Working Group Meeting
September 9-15
 
Healthcare Security Forum | A HIMSS Event
September 11-13
 
HIMSS Chapter Sponsored Nursing Informatics Boot Camp
September 14-15
 
Arizona Chapter of HIMSS | The Washington Update: A Pulse on QPP, Meaningful Use, and Health IT Policies
September 14
 
CAPG Educational Series 2017: Quality Payment Program Webinar with CMS
September 15
 
Nurturing the Future: Women Leaders on the Road to Advancement
September 20
 
Ransomware? O365? Phishing? Advanced Security Solutions to Help Better Protect Healthcare Data
September 22

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