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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.


Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Price Nomination
The hearing focused primarily on the Affordable Care Act and Rep. Price's views on Medicare, Medicaid, and several other programs.

Senate Commerce Committee Advances DIGIT Act
The bill, introduced by Senators Fischer (R-NE), Booker (D-NJ), Gardner (R-CO), and Schatz (D-HI), seeks to ensure appropriate interagency cooperation to support and improve the Internet of Things (IoT).


New Federal Regulations Withdrawn from Federal Register for Further Review by the Trump Administration
HHS has asked that several rules issued during the final weeks of the Obama Administration be withdrawn from the Federal Register so that they can be further reviewed by the new Administration.

NH-ISAC Upcoming Events
Several opportunities discussing innovation, safety and security are now open for registration.


Florida, Colorado Considering Expanding Access to Computer Coding Classes—Possibly Spurring the Development of the New Health IT Workforce
New high school level educational offerings around IT could help educate the future health IT workforce.

States Provide Guidance on the Critical Role of Interoperability in Addressing Health Crises
The group discussed challenges and opportunities whereby state and local health and human services (including behavioral health, public health, population health, and clinical services) could better respond to health crises such as the opioid crisis, environmental hazards and natural disasters.


STEPS to Value Episode: Innovation, UX & Health Care vs. Healthcare
In this age of rapid digital transformation, the speed at which innovation occurs often impacts success. We know this is true for organizations, but what is its role in systemic transformation? As we move towards a health care delivery system that is based more on value than on volume will innovation come in the form of wholesale transformation or will it occupy in small spaces, chipping away at the old model over time? How do we define the future state? What does it look like? Is it all about technology? Or must we rethink the way we think about health care. In this episode we talk with Dr. Jacob Reider about this timely topic, about the innovative use of technology, the promotion of benevolence in business and the opportunities that lay ahead for each of us to improve the health of our communities.

Listen today to the STEPS to Value podcast episode: Innovation, UX & Health Care vs. Healthcare 

Understanding Patients' Experiences Improves the Patient Experience
As the healthcare industry forges ahead with value-based care reimbursement models, understanding patients' experiences and leveraging that knowledge to support their care is an experience most healthcare providers can ill afford to ignore anymore.

Success of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program Hinges on Integration of Health IT
Through leveraging the data in the EHR and tying it to care delivery, Cincinnati Children's is both improving health outcomes for their patients and reducing the overall cost of care.

Focus on Long-Term Good Health with Free Immunization Capability Testing
Three organizations working together - CNI Advantage, HIMSS and ICSA Labs, now invite health IT vendors to test their immunization-capable products in the Immunization Integration Program [IIP] supported by CDC. Participation is free of charge.


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