HIMSS17: HIMSS17 Preconference symposia. February 29, 2016 Orlando, FL. Arrive one day early. Continue with a competitive advantage. Get the details >>
December 2, 2016

Membership | HIMSS Public Policy

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.


Senate Unanimously Passes the ECHO Act
The ECHO Act takes a critical step toward expanding access to high-quality healthcare for patients, especially those living in rural and underserved areas.

House Passes Compromise 21st Century Cures Act
The core of the legislation is focused on "expediting discovery, delivery and development of new cures and treatments" and "maintaining America's global status as the leader in biomedical innovation."


President-Elect Trump to Nominate Representative Tom Price for HHS Secretary and Seema Verma as CMS Administrator
On Tuesday, November 29, President-Elect Donald Trump today announced his intent to nominate Chairman of the House Budget Committee Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

NH-ISAC Launches New and Improved Website
Users can quickly access Cyberfit, NH-ISAC's exclusive suite of member shared security services focused on reducing cyber security risks within the healthcare community.

Upcoming HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Webinar on the National Cyber Incident Response Plan
The WebEx webinar will be held on December 13th from 3-4PM ET.

HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Environmental Scan Report for November 2016
Highlights from this report include malware trends affecting connected devices, cybersecurity predictions for 2017, botnets, tracking technology, and more.


Justice Department Supports Telehealth Bill in Michigan
DOJ encourages lawmakers to consider the competitive effects of legislation, while, recognizing the critical importance of patient health and safety, noting the consumer benefits that will be achieved by expanding new ways to access health care.

Mississippi Steps Back from Making Changes Towards Telehealth Rules
Mississippi state lawmakers have decided to leave in phone-based consulting for first-time patients meeting.


New STEPS to Value Podcast Episode: Honoring Humanity During Technological Change
In this episode of STEPS to Value, we are going to discuss how technological, regulatory and operational changes over the past ten years has affected the healthcare industry with Dr. Ferdinand Velasco, HIMSS North America Board member and Chief Health Information Officer at the Davies award-winning Texas Health Resources.  We also hear from Dr. Velasco on how his Annual Conference experience has changed over the 15 years he’s attended the event.

Listen to Honoring Humanity During Technological Change

HIMSS North America Introduces the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award
Through the call for applications and nomination process, HIMSS will recognize outstanding care providers at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 19-23

New Trends in Nursing Informatics - Share Your Expertise
HIMSS analyzes new trends in nursing informatics through the 2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.

TIGER Community Career Profile: Beth L. Elias

TIGER Community Career Profile: Stephen C. Burrows

TIGER Community Career Profile: Linda Hogan

TIGER Community Career Profile: Özlem H. Ersin

The International TIGER Competencies Synthesis Project: Learn What is Important

Introducing the EU-US eHealth Work Project

HIMSS TIGER’s Contribution to Health Information Technology Competency Development

The International TIGER Competencies Synthesis Project: Learn What is Important


HIMSS Learning Center: The precision medicine channel. Better prevention to empower the patient. Register Now!


The Privacy & Security Forum
December 5-7, 2016

Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit
December 6-7, 2016

State of Security | Colorado Chapter of HIMSS
December 6, 2016

Breaking the People Data Silos: Building the Value Analytics Team
December 6, 2016

Clinician Impact: MACRA and the Quality Payment Program
December 6, 2016

2016 Holiday Luncheon | Utah Chapter of HIMSS
December 6, 2016

Medical Device Product Development for Startups - The Bitter Pill | New Mexico Chapter of HIMSS
December 6, 2016

2016 Holiday Reception | Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS
December 7, 2016

2016 Winter Social | Delaware Valley Chapter of HIMSS
December 7, 2016

9th Annual CIO Forum | Southern California Chapter of HIMSS
December 8, 2016

Successful Value-Based Care with Patient and Provider Identity Management
December 8, 2016

Women in HIT: Women in Health IT. Discover & create opportunities. Subscribe to the Women in Health IT newsletter today!

Your membership dues contribute to the education, resources, and thought leadership necessary to drive your career and our industry forward. Take a moment today to login to your account to ensure that your membership is up to date. If you need a paper invoice, request via email at membersupport@himss.org. Thank you for your support!


Health IT Policy Update is a weekly online newsletter published by HIMSS.

Copyright© 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission. Contact HIMSS Publications at 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603-5616; avenditto@himssmedia.com

For information on Health IT Policy Update:
Samatha Burch
Senior Director, Congressional Affairs
HIMSS North America
sbburch@himss.org, 703-562-8847

Advertising inquiries:
HIMSS Media Solutions

The inclusion of an organization name, product or service in this publication should not be construed as a HIMSS endorsement of such organization, product or service, nor is the failure to include an organization name, product or service to be construed as disapproval.

33 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603


Advertise With Us
Click here to unsubscribe from this email newsletter