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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 HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Information Blocking
The Committee has held a number of hearings in recent months focused on a range of health IT issues including interoperability and electronic health record (EHR) user experience.

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Early bird registration rates are available until September 7, 2015.


Electronic Health Records Impact on Provider’s Time
The study discusses EHRs and how the ability to exchange health information electronically can help provide higher quality and safer care for patients while creating tangible enhancements for your organization.

ONC Releases its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap
The roadmap aims to define the roles, functions and structure of a Health IT Safety Center, focused on two core objectives of using health IT to make care safer and continuously improving the safety of health IT.

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Your input and the results of the survey will be used to help IMDRF identify and prioritize future regulatory convergence activities.


Usability Profile: An Oncologists Pathway to Medical Informatics
A practicing medical oncologist and computer enthusiast for over 30 years, I was initially excited about the potential for health information technology (health IT) to improve healthcare quality, until the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) at my organization in 2006. I quickly realized that current generation EHR software was not properly designed or optimized to support clinical workflow....

Medical Informatics Career Profile: Joumana Antoun, MD
I have always had an interest in programming and numbers. Back in high school, I used to develop programs to help my fellow students learn and practice mathematics. Upon choosing my major for University, I had a dilemma between medical school and computer & communication engineering....

#mHealth15 Twitter Chat: Sustaining healthcare via connected devices, consumers and providers
Connection is one of the most basic human needs that governs our social and health-related behaviors - not to mention their relationships to each other....

HIMSS North America Board of Directors Focus on Interoperability’s Role and the Value of IT in Healthcare Transformation
New board members for HIMSS North America, with Dana Alexander as Chair and Fred Rachman as Vice Chair, took office on July 1...

Implementing analytics for bundled payments in academic medical centers: Perspectives on best practices from the AAMC
Participation in the CMMI Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI) requires providers to accept single or bundled payments covering an episode of care....

Information governance and management strategy. Don’t let your data manage you.

HIMSS Events

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WEDI ICD-10 Forum
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Medical Imaging Across the Enterprise
July 30, 2015

Summer Networking Social | Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter of HIMSS
July 30, 2015

Population Health Management at Stony Brook Medicine
July 31, 2015


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