A dynamic group of thought leaders come together to advance national health policy in HIMSS' Public Policy Committee. Committee members work closely with the U.S. Congress, key federal decision-makers, state legislatures and governments, and industry organizations to recommend policy, legislative, and regulatory solutions that will improve health and population health through information and technology.
Committee members lead change in the health field through a number of roundtables, task forces and workgroups, listed below.
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HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable is a monthly public policy roundtable comprised of volunteers who represent the over eighty HIMSS Diamond Corporate Members. The mission statement of the Government Relations Roundtable is to:
Businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans take advantage of the HIMSS Diversity Business Roundtable to advocate, collaborate, network and grow.
When you join the Diversity Business Roundtable, you get access to:
Lawyers who practice in private firms, the government and HIMSS member organizations combine their efforts in support of the Public Policy Committee and HIMSS in the HIMSS Legal Task Force.
When you join the Legal Task Force, you will:
Members of the HIMSS Public Policy Principles Workgroup develop the Board of Directors-approved HIMSS Public Policy Principles document, which aids stakeholders in formulating proposed legislation, federal and state regulation, and policies. The Public Policy Principles document – which is available to all stakeholders – is a roadmap providing guidance, priorities, and direction for HIMSS staff and volunteers.
When you join the HIMSS Public Policy Principles Workgroup, you will:
Members of the HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards Workgroup help to recognize federal and state leaders who have made a significant contribution to the health information field by vetting nominations for the annual HIMSS Leadership Award, which is presented each year during National Health IT Week.
When you join the HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards Workgroup, you will:
Members of the HIMSS Congressional Asks Workgroup contribute to the Congressional Ask, a document that will become the essence of all Congressional Office visits conducted during HIMSS Policy Summit in October, as well as providing language and talking points for use throughout the year.
When you join the Congressional Asks Work Group, you participate in:
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