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October 30, 2015

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Hello, 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 Overwhelmingly Passes CISA, Now On To Conference!
CISA is an important piece of legislation that will facilitate information sharing between the public and private sectors, and help the healthcare community better identify and more effectively defend against growing cyber threats.

House VA and OGR Subcommittees hold joint Hearing on VA, DOD EHR Interoperability
The hearing highlighted the steps both the VA and DOD haven taken since the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directed both the DOD and VA to jointly develop and implement a "fully interoperable" EHR.

Federal

Final Rule Provides Fraud Waivers for ACOs
The final rule establishes waivers of the application of the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, the Federal anti-kickback statute, and certain civil monetary penalty law provisions to specified financial arrangements involving ACOs under the MSSP.

Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network Holds One Day Summit
Attendees included innovators from health systems, health plans, consumer groups, purchasers/employers, federal and state government, experts and others who are designing or have implemented APMs.

LAN Releases White Paper and is Accepting Public Comment on APM Framework and Progress Tracking
The White Paper outlines the APM Framework, provides a roadmap for measuring progress and establishes a common nomenclature and a common set of conventions.

State

FCC organizes Broadband Technology Events in Michigan and Ohio
The meetings and site visits promote the transformative power of broadband technologies and next-generation services to improve access to health care services regardless of geography, time, distance, or socio-economic factors.

News

Leaning Forward with Innovative Health Technologies
Mark Goodge, Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Director, DoD/Heath, discusses the growing role of innovation in connected health....

HIMSS Statement on Passage of The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015
HIMSS applauds the Senate for passing CISA on October 27, 2015....

Taking Care of Patients with Individual Treatment Plans
With new value-based payments, healthcare systems need to track outcomes and improve care outside the clinic. There is a gap in continuity of care that digital tools can fill cost effectively....

Sharpening Our Focus Next Steps for the HIMSS Health Story Project
HIMSS Health Story Project is inspired to make every patient record a meaningful and complete health story that is consistent, connected and consumable by all that rely upon its content....

How to Transform Innovation into Impact
Innovation is the buzzword of our times. Nowhere is it more ubiquitous than in health technology, where a continuous stream of new hardware and software technologies is transforming how health is delivered and received....

 

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HIMSS Events

Fall 2015 Health Story Project Roundtable
November 2, 2015

The CPHIMS Online Review Course
November 3, 2015

Approved Education Partners Webinar
November 4, 2015

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
November 4, 2015

IntegraTe 2015 | South Florida Chapter of HIMSS
November 4, 2015

Discover HITCOMP: An Interactive Tool for Developing Health IT eSkills
November 5, 2015

11th Annual Fall Conference | Virginia Chapter of HIMSS
November 5, 2015

The CPHIMS Online Review Course Part 2
November 5, 2015

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