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March 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.


Senate Finance Committee Advances Verma Nomination
Verma's nomination will now go before the full Senate for a final confirmation vote, although the timing for that vote is unclear.

GAO Releases Report Addressing Post-Acute Care EHR Adoption
According to the report, five specific factors are affecting post-acute care EHR adoption and electronic information exchange.


New Trump Administration Executive Order Creates a Regulatory Reform Officer in Each Federal Agency
New position will oversee the implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies to ensure that agencies effectively carry out regulatory reforms.

HHS Offers IT Strategic Plan
The plan represents a collaborative effort across the Department to ensure that HHS realizes the full benefits of IT.

ONC Announces Blockchain in Healthcare Code-A-Thon
Code-A-Thon participants will develop applications and solutions utilizing blockchain technology that enhance interoperability and address key issues in the nation's health care system.


Congratulations to Rick Moore as the Recipient of the 2016 HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year!
Thanks to his advocacy efforts and leadership, the Central & Southern Ohio Chapter has been at the forefront of leading change in health IT in Ohio.


Special Episode: HIMSS 2017 Davies Award Application Process- An Overview
Gain insights on the new application process for the 2017 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence from Jonathan French, Senior Director, Health Information Systems at HIMSS.

Listen to HIMSS 2017 Davies Award Application Process- An Overview

STEPS to Value Episode #31: Leveraging Analytics to Solve Data Mysteries
In this episode, we will explore the impact of clinical and business intelligence in the delivery of care with Kyle Johnson, System Vice President & CIO at Eastern Maine HealthCare. Kyle also shares with us her experiences at the HIMSS Annual Conference and how it has supported her professional life.

Advanced Health Technologies Bring Security and Privacy Demands

Meet the Editor of The HIMSS Health IT Dictionary, Fourth Edition (Part 2): From Nursing to Interoperability and HIE
I found my way to my current position in a somewhat unexpected manner as I began my career in nursing. However, I have found that I tend to gravitate to those problems in Health Informatics that require some elbow grease to solve, and interoperability is certainly one of them

The Potential for Blockchain Technology in Health IT
Blockchain technologies hold the promise to unite the disparate processes in healthcare, increase data flow and liquidity, reduce costs and improve patient experience and outcomes.

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
The deadline to apply for HIMSS Committees is fast approaching! Committee volunteers play critical roles in leading and executing the strategic initiatives of HIMSS, while finding value in service, networking and enhanced professional development opportunities. The call for applications closes on March 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Apply now.


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