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June 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.

HIMSS Statement on 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule
HIMSS appreciates the additional flexibilities provided for clinicians in the 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule.

Key Takeaways: 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule
CMS underscored that QPP has laid the groundwork for expansion toward an innovative, outcome-focused, patient-centered, resource-effective health system that leverages health IT to support clinicians and patients and builds collaboration across care settings.


In the latest STEPS To Value episode," How CHOC Drives Value through an Optimization-Focused Culture," host Rod Piechowski speaks with James Cappon, MD, chief quality officer, and Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, director, clinical nutrition and lacation, from the 2016 Davies Award winning Children's Hospital of Orange County.  Cappon and Steele discuss how they were able to optimize the people, processes and technologies tasked to care daily for one in 100 kids in the United States.

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how health IT brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site. 

HIMSS Innovation Community Webinar: "Health Care Investment Pulse Check: The Venture Capitalists' Mid-Year Review"

Join our panel of venture pundits in this Do-Not-Miss half-time huddle as we discuss a mid-year review of digital health investments, what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what to expect in the second half of 2017. 

Perceptions of Community and Enterprise Health Information Exchanges
What are your perceptions about the different types of health information exchange (HIE) organizations? Have you ever wondered how these perceptions might play a role in the market of health information exchange?

Key Takeaways: 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule

HIMSS Statement on 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule
View HIMSS' Statement on 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

Health Business Technology Task Force Year in Review
The HIMSS HBT task force aims to informing policy makers' understanding related to requirements dependent on health IT and facilitate open discussion between HIT vendors and end-users.

"Set it and forget it": Options to guarantee payments from patients
In this two-part series, the author examines trends and best practices, including examples in other industries, to help you achieve payment assurance for sustainability. The first article may be accessed here.

What are the key population health management capabilities? (Part 2)
This is part two of a 2-part series in which the author shares the project the Population Health Task Force is working on for FY17. Part 1 was featured in November.

Blockchain in Healthcare Administration – An Introduction
The authors define blockchain, and explore recent developments on how blockchain may impact the business systems of healthcare.

A farewell note from the revenue cycle improvement task force chair
The authors define blockchain, and explore recent developments on how blockchain may impact the business systems of healthcare.

HIMSS APM-I Task Force update
The chair of the HIMSS Alternative Payment Models Infrastructure Task Force (APMI TF) discusses FY17 task force accomplishments and looks ahead to FY18. 

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Long Term Post Acute Care & HIT Summit
June 26-27

HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) Program
June 28

Security Hygiene for Healthcare: Avoid being the Next Ransomware Victim
June 28

Health Care Investment Pulse Check: The Venture Capitalists' Mid-Year Review
June 28

2017 Patient Experience Forum | Southern California Chapter of HIMSS
June 30

Population Health Forum Chicago 2017: Population Health Forum Chicago 2017 - October 2-3. Chicago. Register today >>

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