HIMSS Statement on the Confirmation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price

HIMSS congratulates Congressman Tom Price (R-GA), on his confirmation as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Dr. Price is uniquely aware of the healthcare challenges facing our nation.  He has been an advocate for utilizing health IT to improve health outcomes for patients, while decreasing unnecessary burden on providers. 

HIMSS looks forward to working with Secretary Price to ensure we realize the full value of health IT in ensuring interoperability, improving care, increasing access, and driving better health outcomes to patients.  HIMSS also recognizes the potential to explore the broadening of technology’s impact through expanded use of telehealth, increased cybersecurity preparedness, and implementation of 21st Century Cures.  

During our many engagements with Secretary Price at HIMSS Annual Conferences, our Government Health IT Conference, and as a congressional sponsor for the HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy, we have found Secretary Price to be an advocate and an ally to those transforming healthcare. 

We look forward to collaborating with Secretary Price and his team in reaching the full potential of healthcare through information technology. 

health IT; public policy