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September 25, 2015

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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.


HIMSS Leads Multi-Stakeholder Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Interoperability
The letter highlights the important role of the shift to value-based payment models in creating incentives to share information across care settings. 


ONC Releases Final Version of 5-Year Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
The plan is a collaborative effort between ONC and over 35 federal partners, representing the collective strategy of federal offices that use or influence the use of health IT.

Health IT Standards Committee Discusses Precision Medicine Initiative Recommendations and Draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory
On Tuesday, September 22, the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC), a Federal Advisory Committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), convened for a virtual meeting

The Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program - Building a Research Foundation for 21st Century Medicine Report Issued
The PMI-CP was identified as a platform to achieve President Obama’s ambitious plan to launch a Precision Medicine Initiative announced in the President’s State of the Union Address in January 2015. 

HITECH Act gets Mixed Grades in Report
The act has fallen short of its goal of creating an efficient interoperable healthcare system, according to several industry experts.


Illinois to Connect Medicaid Patients with Regional HIEs
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has ended the Illinois Health Information Exchange, which was created in 2010 with nearly $19 million in stimulus funds, aimed to electronically connect doctors and hospitals across the state
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Mission Critical Business Continuity Planning: Thrive, Survive or Stay Alive?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 11:00 am — 1:00 pm CT
You need a survival plan in the event of an IT emergency. In this three-part virtual briefing, you’ll get the latest technological developments to facilitate healthcare preparedness, and discover solutions in business continuity and data disaster recovery. Register now!


ONC Releases Final Version of 5-Year Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
On Monday, September 21, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the final version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020....

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Improvement: In Search of a Consumer-Friendly Financial Experience
Submit your case study to the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force...

Seeking Volunteers for Enterprise Imaging Initiative
HIMSS & SIIM established a Workgroup that provides a platform for sharing enterprise imaging strategies....


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National Health IT Week
Oct 5-9, 2015

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Oct.6, 2015

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Oct. 7-8, 2015

HIMSS Events

AHIMA 87th Convention and Exhibit
September 26, 2015

2015 Fall Meeting | Nebraska Chapter of HIMSS
September 28, 2015

AAMI/FDA Risk Management Summit
September 29, 2015

HIMSS/PCHA Open Mic: Medical Device Innovation: From Ideas to FDA Navigation
September 29, 2015

Mission Critical Business Continuity Planning: Thrive, Survive or Stay Alive? A HIMSS Virtual Briefing
September 30, 2015


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