The Latest Health IT News in State Government from HIMSS

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Explore some of the latest state government news from HIMSS.

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Celebrates its 25th Anniversary Highlighting Public Health Informatics

The January/February 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP), which marks the 25th year of publication of the journal, and highlights 12 major themes such as informatics, the future and challenges of state health departments, and strategic skills and national alignment. HIMSS’s Director of State Government Affairs, Valerie Rogers and Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS Department Chair, and Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University provided commentary on the JPHMP’s efforts to elevate the value of health information management. Their commentary focuses on the impacts of progressive information and technological changes within the public health community.

Learn more about how the JPHMP’s focus on informatics continued throughout its publication years covering topics such as the national informatics agenda; and potential of health informatics in improving and transforming public health.

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New California Governor Mandates Modern Collaborative Approach to Technology Procurement

Earlier this month the newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom demonstrated his commitment to modernized technology solutions by signing an executive order. The order sets in motion a new procurement process for state agencies to purchase technology. The new innovative approach, described as the “Innovation Procurement Sprint,” uses a collaborative public-private model similar to the innovation challenges seen in programs like Code for America and are reminiscent of the HIMSS Developer Challenge, which maximizes novel approaches to real-world problems. Given this new initiative, California state health agencies are expected to quickly realize new gains in modernizing health information and technology systems.


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Learn more about opportunities the topics above at HIMSS19 during session 96 - Smart States and the Push towards Health IT Modernization at 8:30am, Wednesday, February 13 in Orlando - Orange County Convention Center, W307A.