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June 10, 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.


HIMSS Supports Legislation to Examine Use of Technology to Advance Learning Health System
The bill would require studies from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that examine the use of technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve healthcare delivery.

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bipartisan Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
The bill significantly increases funding for prescription drug monitoring programs which will assist in efforts to combat the opioid crisis.


Medicare Releases ACO Shared Savings Program Final Rule
Improvements in the program will provide opportunities to better align with physicians in driving the quality of care and is designed to help physicians prepare for the new Quality Payment Program in MACRA.


California EMS Authority to Develop Emergency Response Platform and HIE Solutions
A solution to support real-time health information exchange during disasters is in development.

Bill Introduced for Pennsylvania to Join Interstate Telemedicine Collaborative
Telemedicine has been shown to significantly increase health and healthcare access to underserved areas.


HIE Data Terms Glossary Puts Healthcare Community on Same Page #EmpowerHIT
Going beyond a glossary of terms, the HIE in Practice Task Force identified questions that patients might consider asking their provider about when it comes to how their data is being used, how it is shared, and who it is shared with....

Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) Celebrates 10 Years of Continua Design Guidelines, the Only Open Framework for Interoperability of Personal Connected Health Devices and Solutions
Going beyond a glossary of terms, the HIE in Practice Task Force identified questions that patients might consider asking their provider about when it comes to how their data is being used, how it is shared, and who it is shared with....

Personal Connected Health Alliance Appoints Patricia Mechael as Executive Vice President, Establishes New Mission and Strategy to Support Sustained Adoption of Personal Connected Health
PCHA is focused on driving the agenda, creating an evidence base and mobilizing collective action to achieve personal connected health for all. PCHA hosts the annual Connected Health Conference, an international forum and expo for networking and showcasing advancements in research, innovations and opportunities in personal connected health....


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Ten-Minute MACRA: What You Need To Know About the Proposed Rule

The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) proposed rule represents a fundamental change in the way health care is paid for and is aimed at establishing the infrastructure for value-based reimbursement. These ten-minute, special report STEPS to Value episodes will provide high-level overviews for the key areas of the proposed rule and information on how you can participate in the HIMSS commenting process. Listen to two episodes in this special series.

  • *NEW* Ten-Minute MACRA- The Impact of Protecting Patient Health Information: There are a number of ways through which the protection of patient health information can impact the ability for a clinician to receive reimbursement under the regulations included in the MACRA NPRM. This episode will provide an overview of those impacts on affected clinicians.

Also available in the Ten-Minute MACRA Series:

Visit the MACRA Resource Center to find all HIMSS resources on the proposed rule.

CPHIMS Review course
June 11, 2016

HIMSS17 Call for Reviewers Deadline
June 13, 2016

MobiHealthNews Live 2016
June 13, 2016

The value of O-EMRAM
June 13, 2016

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
June 14-15, 2016

Interoperability & Standards Webinar Panel: Addressing the Challenges to Achieve Secure Interoperable Exchange of Patient Data
June 14, 2016

Intel: Experience the clinician's view. Access videos: June 8th - June 29th >>

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