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November 11, 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.

The 2016 Election Results Webinar: Exploring the Impact on Health IT Policy
Join us for a webinar examining the election results on November 15th.

On Tuesday, November 15th, join the HIMSS' Government Relations team for a webinar examining election results and possible impacts on healthcare and health IT.

To register for this virtual event, click here.


House Energy and Commerce Committee Focuses on Cybersecurity
HIMSS' Congressional Affairs team and subject matter experts continue to engage with Members of Congress and their staff on the importance of ensuring the health sector has the tools, resources and leadership needed to better identify and combat growing cyber threats.


ONC Releases Annual Report
This report is the fifth such report to Congress since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

News from National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center NH-ISAC
HIMSS' Federal Affairs is collaborating with NH-ISAC to help amplify their information to the healthcare community.


Arizona's New Telemedicine Law Sends an Important Message
The revised statute becomes effective on January 1, 2018 will expand telemedicine services coverage opportunities to all Arizona residents.


The Hidden Menace in the Body of the Healthcare "Internet of Things"
This blog post explores the potential for healthcare cybersecurity breaches through connected medical devices in light of the October 21st attack during which hackers attacked major components of the internet's infrastructure through internet-connected webcams, temporarily bringing down dozens of major spaces and services, including Twitter, PayPal, Amazon Web Services.

Weathering the Perfect Storm
Innovation is effectively changing and disrupting the healthcare landscape.  The timing has never been better for innovation - especially in the very important area of cybersecurity. #HITsecurity

Connected Health: When Preparation Meets Opportunity
In many ways, the speed at which payers are transitioning from fee-for-service to pay-for-value is outpacing the ability of our legacy systems and business processes to support the goals and expectations of these models of care.  Connected health technologies offer an immediate way for providers to engage their patients, better manage populations with chronic conditions, and reduce health care costs. 

Adventist Health System Improves Patient Care with Health IT
Adventist Health System's use of best practices in implementing EHRs and other forms of health IT at its hospitals resulted in the recent Achievement of HIMSS Analytics® EMRAM Stage 7 at one facility and the revalidation of its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) SM Stage 7 status at another.


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Best Hospitals 2016: Healthcare IT News Best Hospitals 2016. Learn from the winners.

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