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May 26, 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.


Senate Broadband Caucus Hosts Telehealth Briefing with Support from HIMSS
Tom Leary, Vice President of Government Relations at HIMSS, moderated the panel.

House Passes VA Bills with Health IT Implications
The HIMSS GR team continues to monitor the VA's IT modernizations efforts, engaging with both the Department and relevant Congressional Committees.

House Committees Hold Joint Hearing on Use of Social Security Numbers in Government Programs
The hearing focused on concerns surrounding the use of social security numbers, particularly related to cybersecurity.


President Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget Proposal
HIMSS is very concerned that the cuts proposed in the President's FY18 Budget Request would negatively impact patient safety, quality, and innovation.

HHS Continuing to Work to Implement CSA of 2015
The law states that HHS is to develop a common set of voluntary, consensus-based, and industry-led guidelines, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes that serve as a resource for cost-effectively reducing cybersecurity risks for a range of health care organizations.

NH-ISAC Reaching out to the Small-to-Medium Sized Healthcare Stakeholders
NH-ISAC is hosting several workshops around the country to help improve cyber threat information sharing and cyber hygiene awareness within the healthcare and public health community.

National Academies Hosting June 6-7 Workshop on Electronic Data Capabilities in Medical Countermeasure Use
Sessions will discuss the advantages and challenges in building and maintaining a national medical countermeasure monitoring and assessment capability for public health emergencies.


Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed into law changes to the state's definition of telemedicine and patient-physician relationship.


Code Red Podcast Episode #9: Strengthening Your Organization's Cybersecurity Culture
In this episode of Code Red, we talk to Defense Health Agency (DHA) Cyber Security Policy Branch Chief and HIMSS17 speaker Servio Medina, CISSP about what we can all do to effectively create a company-wide culture focused on cybersecurity. 

Code Red™ focuses on cybersecurity challenges facing health care today & tomorrow, featuring the voices of the people on the front lines. The goal of the podcast is to explore the interplay between the people, processes & technologies that make up an organization's cybersecurity posture from both a leadership & skills-based perspective.  

Listen to previous episodes of Code Red™

STEPS to Value Episode #36: Driving Health IT Value Across the Globe
In this episode, we will talk to one of 2016's Most Influential Woman in Health IT, Rachelle Blake, PA, MHA.  Rachelle discusses the value of engagement with the complexities of this glorious system we call life, and of the systems we have built to sustain it.

Listen to STEPS to Value Episode #36: Driving Health IT Value Across the Globe

President Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget Proposal
President Donald J. Trump's (FY) 2018 Budget proposes to spend more on defense, border security and infrastructure, while calling for reductions to many programs, education, the environment, scientific research, student loans, and healthcare, including health IT.

HIMSS Statement on President Trump's FY18 Budget Request
HIMSS is very concerned that the cuts proposed in the President's FY18 Budget Request would negatively impact patient safety, quality, and innovation.


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