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February 3, 2017

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Hello, {{lead.First Name:default=Subscriber}}, welcome to HIMSS' Health IT Policy Update, bringing you the latest news on Congressional, federal, and state health IT legislative and regulatory activities from HIMSS' Government Relations office. We welcome your feedback. If you're reading this complimentary newsletter online or receiving it as a forward, please subscribe.

HIMSS17 Must-See Government Relations Sessions and Activities
HIMSS has several sessions at our upcoming Annual Conference and Exhibition that feature government speakers from the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Department of Health and Human Services-including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  A full list of all related sessions is available online.


Finance Committee Advances Price Nomination
Rep. Price's nomination will now head to the Senate floor for a full vote, the final step in his confirmation process, although a date has not been set.

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Shulkin Nomination
During the hearing, Dr. Shulkin touted the VA's success in utilizing technology, specifically citing the use of telehealth to treat veterans in rural areas.

Senate Broadband Caucus Leads Letter to President on Expanding Broadband Access
The bipartisan letter noted that robust broadband infrastructure is necessary to maintain the United States' status as a global leader for innovation and to strengthen the economy.


President Trump Issues Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Regulatory Costs
The Executive Order focuses on eliminating two prior regulations for every new regulation that is issued and managing the costs of planned regulations through a budgeting process.

HIMSS Writes Letter to Trump Administration
HIMSS looks to work with the new Administration to empower and advance high-performing, knowledgeable health IT professionals, and ensure a robust pool of qualified workers.

NH-ISAC President Highlights the Benefits of Sharing Cyber Threat Intel
The benefits of proactively sharing cyber threat intelligence was discussed.


Medical Device Security in the Age of the "Internet of Things"
In this episode of Code Red, we discuss the impact that connected health will have on medical device security with HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee member Cathy Petrozinno, Principal, Cybersecurity Partnerships and Information Privacy at MITRE Corporation.

Listen to Medical Device Security in the Age of the "Internet of Things"

Code Red™ focuses on cybersecurity challenges facing health care today & tomorrow, featuring the voices of the people on the front lines. The goal of the podcast is to explore the interplay between the people, processes & technologies that make up an organization's cybersecurity posture from both a leadership & skills-based perspective.  

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Looking for a way to give back through HIMSS? 
We are currently seeking health IT policy experts to serve on HIMSS North America Committees, with a two-year commitment leading and executing HIMSS' strategic initiatives dedicated to the transformation of health through IT. The application period will be open until March 13, 2017.

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North York General Hospital Receives 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award
Through partnerships, collaboration and academic endeavors, North York General seeks to set new standards for patient- and family-centered care. NYGH submitted four case studies demonstrating how they leveraged health IT to improve patient outcomes.

The HIMSS Health IT Dictionary, Fourth Edition: Reflections on the Updated Version

Bar Code Scanning System Tracks Infant Nutritional Needs
Children's Hospital of Orange County receives HIMSS Davies Award for Improving Care with Health Information Technology

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Recertifies HIMSS Stage 7 Designation
Clinicians at Children's Hospital use an integrated, comprehensive paperless EMR system. The system electronically stores each patient's full medical history and care details, and has significantly reduced potential medical errors and streamlined processes, making Children's one of the most technologically advanced children's hospitals in the nation.


Cloud Computing Forum 2017: Cloud Computing Forum.
 February 19, 2017.
 HIMSS Annual Conference | Orlando, FL.
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Delivering New Models of Care with Enterprise Cloud Solutions
February 6

February 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: C-CDA Documents: Building Blocks for Meaningful Exchange
February 6

Leveraging Data to Build a Post-Acute Formula for Success
February 7

Special February 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
February 8

HIMSS17 Conference Orientation: Prepare for Your Visit before You Arrive
February 8

HIMSS Innovation Community Webinar: "Road Map to Innovation: Enhancing Engagement for Startups, Advisors & Investors"
February 9

2017 Regional Networking Event | Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS
February 9

Integrating PHM into a CIN's Employed and Independent Model
February 10


HIMSS17 Interoperability and HIE symposium: HIMSS 17 Interoperability and HIE symposium | Sunday February 19 | Orlando.
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