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April 1, 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

Senate HELP Committee to Hold Final Innovation Mark-Up
Next week’s mark-up will include bills that aim to reform and modernize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and legislation to codify in law the White House Precision Medicine Initiative. 

 

Federal

HIMSS and AMDIS Offer Comments on PMI Draft Data Security Policy Principles and Framework
HIMSS and AMDIS Comment Letter now available.

AHRQ Announces Special Emphasis on Funding Health IT Safety Research
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking grant proposals to generate new knowledge on health IT safety.

 

State

Missouri Introduces Bills on Health Information Exchange
The proposed bills will have serious implications for health information organizations seeking approval.

 

News

Ransomware on the Rise in the Healthcare Sector: Watch Out for Samsam and Maktub Locker
A new wave of ransomware has hit hospitals and other organizations. It is important to take steps to prevent and detect your organization....

ICD-10 Code Updates
ICD-10 code updates are scheduled to be released in June 2016. CMS provides the most up-to-date information on these changes....

Community Vital Signs Provides Additional Insights for Population Health Management
The recent push to implement value-based care models and population health management is compelling health systems to look at innovative ways to design interventions that takes into account the medical needs with the unmet social and economic needs of their population, often with the help of community partners....

Members in Action: James Whitfill, MD
The recent push to implement value-based care models and population health management is compelling health systems to look at innovative ways to design interventions that takes into account the medical needs with the unmet social and economic needs of their population, often with the help of community partners....

 

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HIMSS Events

New HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value-This Week’s Episode- Know Your STEPS: Electronic Secure Data
In this episode, we continue our exploration of the HIMSS STEPS value framework, looking at the topic of electronic secure data. We talk with Lisa Gallagher on the importance of data security when trying to drive HIT value optimization. Jonathan French joins us again to highlight Davies award winners who have gained value through electronic secure data-focused projects, and Margaret Schulte shares the value story of the week.

Listen to the episode here: STEPS to Value-Know Your STEPS: Electronic Secure Data

Transport Mechanisms: Making It Possible to Share Your Health Story
April 4, 2016

CPHIMS Online Review Course - Part 1
April 4, 2016

2016 Meetup Event - In Your Hands: How Mobile Technology Impacts Healthcare | New Jersey Chapter of HIMSS
April 5, 2016

4th Annual Patient Engagement Summit | Northern California Chapter of HIMSS
April 5, 2016

Healthcare Informatics Society of Irelands Creation of Informatics Competencies Relating to Nursing and Midwifery
April 6, 2016

2016 Spring Conference | North Dakota Chapter of HIMSS
April 6, 2016

CPHIMS Online Review Course - Part 2
April 7, 2016

UHIMSS Innovation Symposium | Utah Chapter of HIMSS
April 7, 2016

8th Annual Clinical Informatics Summit | Southern California Chapter of HIMSS
April 8, 2016

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