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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.

Government Relations at HIMSS16
Don't miss the exciting sessions during HIMSS16.

Start your time at HIMSS16 with Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop
Learn what so many of your colleagues have appreciated from our workshop that provides informative insights into the full spectrum of doing business in the Federal Health IT Market.

HIMSS Updates HELP Committee Health IT Bill Summary
Committee unanimously approved a revised health IT bill focused on a range of issues from increasing interoperability and information sharing to promoting improvements of existing health IT capabilities and infrastructure.

MHS Leadership to Play Key Role in HIMSS16
Meet the MHS Leadership during a variety of sessions in Las Vegas.

Subscribe to CMS eHealth Listserv for More Information about CMS @ HIMSS16
Visit CMS Booth #10309 at HIMSS16.

CMS Conducting Listening Sessions on MIPS Program at HIMSS16
CMS will host three one-hour Design Lean Planning Sessions during this year's conference.

Please Join ONC for Listening Sessions at HIMSS16
ONC looks forward to connecting with health care IT stakeholders across the industry and will be hosting a number of listening sessions on a wide range of topics from Privacy and Security, Standards, Nursing Informatics, and Consumer Engagement.

Meet and Greet with ONC at HIMSS16
Visit booth 10109-5 during HIMSS16 to meet key ONC staff and subject matter experts.

Congratulations to Lee Castonguay the 2015 HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year!
Mr. Castonguay brings over 30 years of experience in health information systems serving Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.

Michigan HIE Dedicates $250K to Help Children and Families in Flint, MI
The initial investment is focused on improving the health IT infrastructure for the region to support timely, accurate and secure exchange of medical data, diagnosis and treatment.

MNew ePrescribing State Law Review Service
The ePrescribing State Law Review to help companies proactively identify system modifications that may be needed to address ongoing state and federal regulatory changes.

The Good, the Bad, and the Meaningful: Has Meaningful Use Provided Sufficient Stimulus to Drive Change?
We need to retire meaningful use certification and regulation and move on to the next phase. We need to put more effort into learning health-systems as outlined in the JASON report -- where information can be transferred, assessed from one team or community to another, effortlessly and securely. Lets hope this happens sooner than later...

Leading the Way: The January 2016 Health Care Payments Innovations Conference shines the light on two innovative solutions for addressing consumerism in healthcare
Presenters at the Health Care Payments Innovations Conference shared their stories about revenue challenges and the innovative solutions they are undertaking to address these challenges...

Payer consolidation likely to trigger disruption in the market for core administrative IT systems
Consolidation among payers has the potential to significantly disrupt legacy IT solutions, forcing many established vendors to develop new strategies and capabilities for survival...

Share your experience as a HIMSS committee member
If you have a personal interest in administrative and financial healthcare systems and are looking for a personal challenge together with the prospect of being able to share your experience and knowledge in this field, I urge you to consider volunteering for the Health Business Solutions Committee...

Revenue Cycle Knowledge Center gives providers actionable strategies for innovation
In case you haven't heard, the RCITF is leading the charge to move the industry towards a more patient-centered financial experience...

New HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value-This Week's Episode- Know Your STEPS: Savings
In this episode, we complete our exploration of the HIMSS STEPS value framework, looking at the topic of savings. We talk with Hilo Medical Center and their Davies award winning efforts to drive utilize their EHR to drive revenue for this leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care in Hawaii. Jonathan French also joins us again to highlight Davies award winners who have gained value through savings-focused projects.

Listen to the episode here: STEPS to Value- Know Your STEPS: Savings.


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