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June 2, 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 is in recess this week in observance of Memorial Day and will return next week. Stay tuned for future updates.


Secretary Shulkin gives 'State of the VA' Address
Secretary Shulkin updated veterans on the progress the agency is making while also acknowledging the shortcomings that the VA has identified and will address in the upcoming months.

CMS Initiates Social Security Number Removal by 2019 to Combat Identity Theft
Social Security Numbers (SSNs) must be removed from all Medicare cards by April 2019.


Telemedicine Update: Texas
Under Senate Bill 1107, physicians can treat patients via video consultation, provided they take previous medical records and test results into account.


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. 

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

In this episode of Code Red, 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.  

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™

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


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ASHP 2017 Summer Meetings & Events
June 1-3

eHealth Canada Annual Conference & Tradeshow
June 4

Continuing the Conversation: Tearing Down Interoperability Barriers - Real Life Impact on Business, Technology & People
June 5

Solutions and How to Engage Within Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE Part 2
June 6

Building Better Healthcare Solutions Using Bots, Speech and Image Recognition
June 6

Connecting Michigan for Health
June 7

Special June 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
June 8

Healthcare Technology Immersion: Empowering Your Care Teams with Real Time Collaboration Using Office 365
June 8

HIMSS Analytics Essential Knowledge Series: 2017 Trends in Telemedicine Technology
June 9

AAMI Annual Conference
June 9-12

BrandHIT: BrandHIT 2017. Brand interruption, disruption, & discussion. June 15 - 16, 2017. Register today >>

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