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October 28, 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.


Introducing the HIMSS Cybersecurity "Call to Action"
The Call to action to fortify the health sector from cyber-attacks identifies potential solutions for the most pressing cyber challenges impacting the health sector.

CHRONIC Care Act Discussion Draft Released by Senate Finance Committee
The bill seeks to modernize Medicare payment policies to improve management of chronic disease, streamline care coordination, and improve quality outcomes.


HIMSS Submits Comments on 2017 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory
HIMSS submitted its comments in response to the 2017 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory.

New Opportunities to Join Advanced Alternative Payment Models under MACRA Quality Payment Programs
Physicians who participate in Advanced APMs can potentially earn incentive payment under the Quality Payment Program that aligns incentives for high-quality, patient-centered care.

Register Today for November Virtual Roundtable on Improving the Quality of CDA Documents
Participation in this event has been pre-approved for 1 hour of credit on your CAHIMS/CPHIMS application for recertification.


Rep. Matt Baker Awarded the 2016 National State Official Year Award from HIMSS
On October 24, 2016, Representative Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter, PA) received the National 2016 State Official of the Year Award from HIMSS at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.


HIMSS Submits Comments on 2017 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory
HIMSS submitted its comments in response to the 2017 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory.

Moonshot Live from #MIS2016
The Moonshot is contributing to the innovation conversation. How else can innovation in science and medicine transform the health system to save lives?  

Live from #CleMedHack
THe HIMSS Innovation Center hosted the second annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon on Oct. 22-23 #HITsecurity 


HIMSS17 Conference & Exhibition: Upcoming technology purchase needs? Find solutions on the exhibition floor. HIMSS17 Feb 19 - 23. Orlando.

HIMSS Events

2016 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Annual Conference
November 1, 2016

GC3 Conference 2016 | Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Chapters of HIMSS
November 2, 2016

MACRA and the Quality Payment Program: A HIMSS Webinar Series
November 3, 2016

 HIMSS Virtual Events: The Learning Center. MACRA and the Quality Payment Program. November 3 & 4. Register Now.

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