Ransomware: It's no secret - Healthcare is vulnerable. April 13th, a HIMSS webinar. Register Now >>
 
 
April 8, 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 Holds Final Innovation Mark-Up
This weeks’ mark-up included five bills that aim to reform and modernize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), address diversity of research subjects in clinical trials and codify in law the White House Precision Medicine Initiative.

 

Federal

ONC Releases RFI on How to Measure Interoperability
ONC is issuing this RFI to get stakeholder’s thoughts for how to measure interoperability and ensure HHS is keeping pace with the objectives that were laid out in the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan to measure the broad health information ecosystem.

NIST Announces Pilot Funding For Better Online Experience
NIST is looking for a project that will pilot solutions to access health information that are privacy-enhancing, secure and resilient, interoperable, and cost-effective and easy-to-use.

Federal Agencies Offer Guidance to Mobile App Developers
ONC is issuing this RFI to get stakeholder’s thoughts for how to measure interoperability and ensure HHS is keeping pace with the objectives that were laid out in the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan to measure the broad health information ecosystem.

FDA Launches New Educational Modules on the UDI System

CMS Updates eCQM Specifications for 2016
CMS expects providers to use these updated measures to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting programs.


State

Several States in Process of Updating their Healthcare Data Breach Notification Laws
Tennessee and Oregon are two states that recently enacted updates to ensure that their residents have greater protections.

 

News

After #HIMSS16: Progress Toward Workflow Engines, Pragmatic Interoperability, and Cost Transparency
Automatically, transparently, flexibly, and improvably putting notifications in front of the right people at the right time in the right manner with the right actions available to the user is what workflow technology does best....

The HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM Comes to The HIMSS Innovation Center
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase booath at the HIMSS Innovation Center will provide education to the public on the Intereoperability Showcase, and demonstrate the power of standards based interoperability #EmpowerHIT...

Ransomware: A Global Perspective
The private sector, security researchers, law enforcement, militaries, and governments must work together to help solve the global problem of cybercrime and ransomware...

 

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HIMSS Events

New HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value-This Week’s Episode- Know Your STEPS: Patient Engagement & Population Management
In this episode, we continue our exploration of the HIMSS STEPS value framework, looking at the topic of patient engagement & population management. We talk with thought leaders from Hawaii Pacific Health about their Davies award- winning efforts around population management. We talk with HIMSS Public Policy Committee Chair Aaron Miri about the National Health IT week volunteer experience, and we talk to Jonathan French again to highlight Davies award winners who have gained value through patient engagement-focused projects.

Listen to the episode here: STEPS to Value-Know Your STEPS: Patient Engagement & Population Management

2016 Spring Meeting | Nebraska Chapter of HIMSS
April 11, 2016

CPHIMS Online Review Course - Part 3
April 12, 2016

High-Precision Predictive Analytics: Case Studies for Providers and Payers | Austin Chapter of HIMSS
April 12, 2016

ConCert by HIMSS taking Interoperability to the next level!
April 13, 2016

Ransomware: It's No Secret Healthcare Is Vulnerable
April 13, 2016

2016 Regional Networking Event | Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS
April 13, 2016

7th Annual Colorado State Health IT Advocacy Day | Colorado Chapter of HIMSS
April 13, 2016

CAHIMS Review Course | Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS Chapter
April 14, 2016

New Technologies Assist with Heart Surgeries at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center | New Mexico Chapter of HIMSS
April 14, 2016

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