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March 17, 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 Confirms Seema Verma as CMS Administrator
HIMSS looks forward to working with the new administrator to ensure health IT remains a key tool in supporting healthcare transformation.

GAO Issues Report on Patient Access to Health Information
Report reveals that a small percentage of patients and caregivers are accessing available health information.


Trump Administration Releases FY 2018 Federal Budget Blueprint
This release is just a blueprint in that there not details or specifics on many of the agency funding levels beyond what is included for the cabinet level departments.

CMS Extends PQRS Submission Deadline
Deadline extended to March 31, 2017.


Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma Affirm Partnership of HHS, CMS, and States to Improve Medicaid Program
Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma recognized the importance of the Medicaid program and the duty of the government to put beneficiaries first, to ensure the highest level of quality, accessibility, and choices for Americans who rely on the program.

Using Evidence to Achieve Effective State Health Policy Webinar
This webinar will also highlight the important role consumer's play in the evidence-based policymaking process, including strategies for improving consumer engagement.


STEPS to Value Episode #33: Is it Time for A Health Data Spring Cleaning?

In this episode, we will explore the impact the digitization of healthcare data has had on clinicians and the patients they care for with Patricia Sengstack, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Bon Secours Health System.

Listen to STEPS to Value Episode #33: Is it Time for A Health Data Spring Cleaning?

My population health HIMSS17 experience

Unlocking the data needed to drive population health efforts

Blockchain's tremendous potential in healthcare highlighted at HIMSS17: Key things to know

HIMSS17 - the patient financial experience of the future

No longer a snowflake; healthcare moves to embrace learnings and technologies from other sectors

Top five trends in IT buying

A call for case studies

HIMSS Statement on the Confirmation of Seema Verma as CMS Administrator

HIMSS congratulates Seema Verma on her confirmation as the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


HIMSS Innovation Center: Immunization Intergration Program. Learn more today >>


eHI Annual Conference
March 21-23

Research Update: Top Trends to Watch Post HIMSS17
March 21

The Importance of Matching the CDS Delivery Mechanism to Clinician Workflow
March 22

The Future of Precision Medicine 
March 22

Practical tools and tactics for healthcare security professionals 
March 22

Strategies for Managing Application Performance
March 24

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