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What We Do

HIMSS Public Policy Center

The HIMSS Public Policy Center helps our members—and the industry—interpret and implement government health policies and regulations for the transformation of health and wellness. We provide decision-makers at federal and state levels with educational materials and public policy recommendations on the value of health information and technology.

Building a strong foundation of health information and technology is critical to our vision of realizing the full health potential of every human, everywhere. To achieve this goal, the tools, technologies and resources must exist so that every person has access to a long-term, comprehensive digital picture of their health over their lifespan.

Working Closely with Government Health Agencies

Federal agencies have put forward a number of initiatives to ensure that the right care is delivered at the right place and time to patients. By supporting a commitment to healthy communities and reaching out to Congress, we can help create a modern public health ecosystem that will enable automated, interoperable and rapid data exchange, ultimately protecting the health of all Americans from the public health threats of tomorrow.

The HIMSS government relations team works closely with the U.S. Congress, public policymakers, state legislatures and regulatory solutions to improve health through information and technology. Current key issues focus on the areas of interoperability, value-based care, substance use disorders and public health, privacy and cybersecurity, and usability/user experience.