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May 12, 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.


Congress Directs HHS to Engage on Patient Data Matching
HIMSS for several years has urged Congress to address the impact of the UPI prohibition.


HIMSS and PCHAlliance Collaborate on Comments for ONC PGHD Report
The letter calls on ONC to create an appendix that lists common, existing PGHD-associated standards to ensure that the community has a resource that would be helpful to the field as it advances.

New AHRQ Director Named
Gopal Khanna named to lead the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


More States Mandating Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
PDMPs do not infringe on the legitimate prescribing of a controlled substance by a practitioner acting in good faith and in the course of a professional practice.


STEPS to Value Episode #33: Is it Time for A Health Data Spring Cleaning?
In this episode, we will explore the impact the digitization of healthcare data has had on clinicians and the patients they care for with Patricia Sengstack, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Bon Secours Health System.  

Listen to STEPS to Value Episode #33: Is it Time for A Health Data Spring Cleaning?

Code Red Episode #8: Finding Strength from Vulnerabilities in the Networked Age
In today's episode, we will discuss how ARcare, a Davies award recipient and EMRAM Stage 7 non-profit that provides medical and dental care to residents in rural Arkansas responded to a recent cybersecurity breach with Greg Wolverton, CIO of ARcare and Chair of the HIMSS User Experience committee.  

Listen to Code Red Episode #8: Finding Strength from Vulnerabilities in the Networked Age

Work to Live - The Ultimate Balancing Act of Mind, Body and Spirit
Each day, nurses deliver amazing and extraordinary care to those that seek our assistance. What about the nurse's optimal health? The delicate balance of maintaining our well-being directly impacts patient care and satisfaction.

After Nearly Two Decades, a Win in Congress for Patient Data Matching
After 19 years of dedicated effort - first by CHIM, and then a collaboration of HIMSS and our partners in the health IT community - Congress has included report language with its bipartisan Omnibus spending bill to clarify its prohibition on the unique patient identifier (UPI).

Breathe, Exhale Slowly and Revitalize during National Nurses Week
It's that time of year when we celebrate all nurses across the country.  This year has been designated as Year of the Healthy Nurse and launches the grand challenge to improve the health of the nation's 3.6 million registered nurses. 

STEPS to Value Episode #31: Leveraging Analytics to Solve Data Mysteries
In this episode of STEPS to Value, we will explore the impact of clinical and business intelligence in the delivery of care with Kyle Johnson, System Vice President & CIO at Eastern Maine HealthCare.


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Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
May 15-16

A Nurse's Story: A Clinician's Career Transition from Bedside to Boardroom
May 15

WEDI 2017
May 15 

May 16 

Spring HIT Forum | South Dakota Chapter of HIMSS
May 16 

HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar
May 17

Value Driven Health Care; Define, Drive and Deliver
May 17 

2017 Educational Dinner | Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS
May 17

Department of Health and Human Services and OpDivs: Way Ahead | National Capital Area Chapter of HIMSS
May 18

2017 Membership Social Event | Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of HIMSS
May 18

Women in Healthcare IT Event - Path to Success | Northern California Chapter
May 19 

9th Annual Clinical Informatics Summit | Southern California Chapter of HIMSS
May 19 

How Health IT is Driving Clinical Value in Precision Medicine Cancer Care
May 19 

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