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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 HELP Committee Advances FDA Commissioner Nominee
Many provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act passed late last year fall under the jurisdiction of the FDA, including provisions regarding the regulation of health software.


HHS Moving Forward with Healthcare-Specific NCCIC
More details are forthcoming, but plans are to have the HHS communications and collaboration center initially operational by the end of June 2017.

NH-ISAC's 2017 Spring "Masters of Deception" Summit
Presenters will offer new ideas and strategies to potentially bolster resiliency of your organization's cyberhood.


PA Officials Credit State PDMP for Reduction in Multiple Pharmacy Visits for Opioid Prescriptions
PDMPs are one of the key health IT-related tools to address the opioid addiction crisis.


STEPS to Value Episode #31: Leveraging Analytics to Solve Data Mysteries
In this episode of STEPS to Value, 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. 

Code Red Podcast Episode #8: Finding Strength from Vulnerabilities in the Networked Age
In this episode of Code Red, we will discuss how ARcare, a Davies award recipient and EMRAM Stage 7 non-profit that provides medical and dental care to residents in rural Arkansas responded to a recent cybersecurity breach with Greg Wolverton, CIO of ARcare and Chair of the HIMSS User Experience committee.  

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.  

Listen to previous episodes of Code Red™

HIMSS Commends Nurses' Ability to Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Live from #TMCInnov2017: Practice Makes Perfect

Innovation in Progress at Medical Capital Innovation Competition


HIMSS Volunteer Week: National Volunteer Week - April 23 - 
29, 2017.


May 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: Health Stories Co-Produced: Emerging ISA Use Cases Position Patients as Collaborators
May 1

2017 Spring Conference | Montana Chapter of HIMSS
May 2-3

2017 Annual Conference "Technologies to Improve Outcomes: from the Mountains to the Sea" | North Carolina Chapter of HIMSS
May 3-4

The Foundations of Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE
May 3

SIM Women Leadership Summit
May 4

3 ways to improve your healthcare applications through Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity
May 4

Benefits of Information Governance Initiatives
May 4

Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform: The TIGER Initiative
May 4

How Hawaii Pacific Health Won a Second Davies Award Through Innovation
May 4

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