The white paper examined lessons learned from the past 20 years of public health preparedness and response and outlined recommendations to prepare for future public health emergencies.
HIMSS and PCHAlliance applaud the committee’s foresight in asking tough questions and its willingness to engage in a public dialogue on possible changes and best practices that can be incorporated into public health and healthcare preparedness plans.
HIMSS and PCHAlliance made recommendations on the following key areas:
HIMSS looks forward to engaging with the Senate HELP Committee on developing legislation to prepare for the next pandemic. Stay informed on HIMSS public policy actions and direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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