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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 Co-Signs Letters to House and Senate in Support of FY17 AHRQ Funding
AHRQ provides essential sources of data that support efforts to improve quality and reduce cost in the nation's health care system.


White House Publishes Cancer Moonshot Report
The Task Force Report resulted from months of discussions by the Task Force and outlines five strategic goals.

ONC and OCR Update HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool
The tool's new features make it even more useful in assisting small and medium-sized health care practices and business associates in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule.


Oregon Extends the Reach of Telemedicine
The change will allow health plans to use telemedicine technology to connect doctors to places where there aren't any, and allow these virtual visits to count toward network specialist quotas.


Man and Machine: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Cybersecurity, and Society
Read Lee Kim's thoughts on artificial intelligence and how it relates to and transforms cybersecurity and society. 
Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics. #7
In this digest of recent peer-reviewed publications in applied clinical informatics we cover notable articles concerning professional satisfaction and physician burnout.
Transforming healthcare billing
If you've ever had medical bills, you've probably faced one or more of the many problems with the current medical billing system. 
Say goodbye to your legacy IT systems
This is Part I of a 2-part series. In this first article, the author discusses why to retire your legacy IT systems. Part 2 will be featured in the December issue.


HIMSS17 Conference & Exhibition: Join thousands of the brightest minds in health and IT at HIMSS17. Registration is open! Save up to $400 now. Conference & Exhibition | February 19-23 | Orlando

HIMSS Events

Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit
October 24, 2016 
12th Annual Fall Conference | Virginia Chapter of HIMSS
October 24, 2016 

Engage Patients to Get - and Stay - Healthy
October 25, 2016 
Healthcare Day at the Summit
October 26, 2016

Critical Success Factors for Building a Professionally Mature Health IT Team
October 26, 2016 
Healthcare Technology Immersion: Optimizing Collaboration and Meeting Communications with Skype
October 27, 2016 
Holy MACRA! - 2016 Fall Conference | Central & Southern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS
October 28, 2016

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