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June 3, 2016

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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.


Quiet Week on Capitol Hill During Memorial Day Recess
On June 8, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs will hold a hearing to review the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record (VistA) and examine their progress toward interoperability with the Department of Defense's electronic health record.


HIMSS' Carla Smith Joins ONC Annual Meeting Panel on Interoperability Pledges
Smith discussed HIMSS' efforts on patient data matching, the Cyber Security Command Center, and its work on innovation related to enabling the free movement of data, which is foundational to the success of delivery system reform.

ONC Annual Meeting Focuses on Improving Health Through IT
Three days full of excitement, insightful conversation, commitments to the industry, and the release of survey date.


Western States Arizona, Colorado, and Utah Health Information Exchanges Form Patient Centered Data Home
Patient-centered Data Home (PCDH) Initiative Prompts Interstate Health Information Exchange.


Are You An "Amazon" or A "Blockbuster"? Why Patient Satisfaction Matters #Engage4Health
The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite data collection has a number of great examples of health care service providers that have found return on investment of systematic innovations in technology and process devoted to their customer experience...


HIMSS Virtual Job Fair: Find the right job. Heatlh IT Virtual Job Fair. Tuesday, June 21st, 20016 | Noon - 3pm EST

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New HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value Episode- Creating Value for Caregivers from HIT

Health Information Technology is firmly within the domain of those who provide health care. Physicians, nurses and others document our care encounters. Increasingly, however, we hear of creating a patient-centric health care system, and a lot of smart people are trying to figure out this thing we call “patient engagement.” Is there a role for patients and their families in the provision of care? How can we leverage technology to do that?  In this episode, we hear from a caregiver on how health IT supports & doesn’t support caring for her parents in their fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information on the HIMSS STEPS™ framework, visit http://www.himss.org/valuesuite . Share your thoughts, your own value story or ask a question at value@himss.org.

Listen to the episode here: Creating Value for Caregivers from HIT

e-Health 2016
June 5-8, 2016

The Impact of Clinical & Business Intelligence in Healthcare
June 6, 2016

Leveraging Technology for Transitions of Care | New Jersey Chapter of HIMSS
June 8, 2016

Scalable Strategies for Big Data: A HIMSS Virtual Briefing
June 8, 2016

2016 Spring Event | West Virginia Chapter of HIMSS
June 9-10, 2016

The ABC's of the TIGER VLE 2.0
June 9, 2016

ASHP Informatics Institute
June 11, 2016

PC Connection: Solutions to your biggest IT challenges. Learn more >>

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