The HIMSS Public Policy Principles

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HIMSS developed Public Policy Principles to ensure that all governments, regardless of structure, payment system, or geography, have the tools to improve policy to support the rapid speed of innovation and address the growing complexity of health and delivery systems that meet the needs of their populace.

The HIMSS Public Policy Principles serve as guidance for policy development and analysis across all health domains in support of our foundational goals.

This resource includes a cross-collaborative stakeholder perspective in the following areas:

  • Health Equity
  • Data Privacy, Security, and Cybersecurity
  • Interoperability, Health Information Exchange & Infrastructure
  • Connected Health
  • Quality, Value, Safety, and Outcomes
  • Clinical & Administrative Efficiency
  • Innovation & Research
  • Patient Activation and Engagement
  • Workforce Development and Economic Growth
  • Population and Public Health
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Technologies

These HIMSS Public Policy Principles serve as guideposts for our policy work involving digital healthcare. HIMSS supports our organizational vision to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere. We seek to advance policy development that ensures these principles are reflected in public policy at all levels of government. Our principles are formally revisited biannually, and as necessary in the interim, to ensure their relevance in our rapidly changing environment.