2015 HIMSS Congressional Asks

HIMSS believes that lives can be saved, outcomes of care improved, and costs reduced by transforming the healthcare system through the appropriate use of information technology (IT) and management systems.

Under the guidance of the Public Policy Committee, HIMSS staff works closely with key congressional decision-makers, committees, and caucuses to advance improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through the use of IT and management systems.

HIMSS will be focusing their 2015 efforts around the following asks:

HIMSS Recommendation to Congress Ask #1: Support Robust Interoperability and Health Information Exchange

HIMSS Recommendation to Congress #2: Support Healthcare’s Efforts to Combat Cyber Threats

HIMSS Recommendation to Congress #3: Expand Access to Telehealth Services for Medicare Beneficiaries