Population Health Forum 2017 Boston: Optimizing the IT - Business Relationship. On demand though April 17th. Register now!
March 23, 2017

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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.


Telehealth Picking Up Momentum in Congress
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, a significant number of telehealth bills have been introduced and are being tracked by the HIMSS Government Relations team. A brief recap of the momentum follows.

Broadband, FDA User Fees and Cyber - Recap of House and Senate Hearings
Busy week of hearings covering impactful topics for HIMSS members.


HHS Delays Medicare Bundled Payment Programs
HHS is further delaying two Medicare bundled payment programs from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI).

ONC Safety Updates to Health IT Playbook and Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge Deadline
Updates were added to the Playbook with a goal of helping clinicians implement decisions to reduce EHR associated patient harm.

NH-ISAC "Masters of Deception" Spring Summit - May 8-10, 2017
Presenters will offer new ideas and strategies to potentially bolster resiliency of your organization's cyberhood.


Improving Population Health by Integrating Public Health and the Healthcare Delivery System
There has been an ongoing national dialogue about the need for improved coordination and integration between public health and the healthcare delivery system.


STEPS to Value Episode #35: Global Trends in Health Information Technology

In this episode, we will explore the global trends in healthcare & health information technology, progress made and challenges ahead with Steve Lieber, President & CEO of HIMSS.  Steve also shares with us his insights on what is on top of everyone's HIT to-do list.

Listen to STEPS to Value Episode #35: Global Trends in Health Information Technology

HIE and No, It's Not Health Information Exchange

The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee has developed a definition the Health Interoperability Ecosystem. Committee member Michael Marchant, systems integration manager at UC Davis Medical Center, provides perspective on how and why this definition was developed.

Health Information Makerspaces: Lessons From #HIMSS17

Chuck Webster, MD: Makerspaces share three characteristics: tools for making stuff, education for using the tools, and engaged communities.

Analytics: What Comes Next in a Learning Health System?

More and more health systems are integrating rich datasets comprising of clinical, operational, patient-generated and publicly available health and community data. All of these are ingredients for generating meaningful insights from the data. The logical next step would be the application of these insights to provide higher care at lower cost. #PutData2Work.

#HIMSS17 Commentary: CRM Platforms Elevate Patient Engagement Programs to Workflow Solutions

Social Media Ambassador, Janice McCallum: At HIMSS17, one pleasant surprise was witnessing the progress that has been made on the patient engagement workflow front.


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Solving the Informatics Challenges in Precision Medicine
March 27

Meet the Most Influential Women in Health IT
March 28

Lessons Learned from Launching a Pilot Telemedicine Program
March 28

Best Practices for Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Implementation and Adoption: Eliminating Barriers to Workflow Integration for Pharmacists and Providers
March 28

2017 Luncheon & MACRA Seminar | South Carolina Chapter of HIMSS
March 29

Breaking the People Data Silos: Building the Value Analytics Team
March 30

ANIA Annual Conference
March 30 

Pop Health Forum | A HIMSS Event
Event to focus on the data and analytics, care coordination, and patient engagement - the cornerstones of a successful population health strategy. Hear case studies, thought leadership and best practices from leading healthcare institutions that have worked through some of pop health's toughest challenges.

Join us in Boston for a full two days of problem solving, networking, and strategy focused entirely on all things population health.
April 3-4

Privacy and Security Forum 2017 San Francisco: Privacy and Security Forum | May 11 -12 | San Francisco | Register Today!

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