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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 Votes to Confirm Dr. Califf as the next FDA Commissioner
Califf will be focused on several unfished initiatives at the agency, such as e-cigarette regulations, food labeling reforms, overhauling the approval process for new drugs and medical devices, and re-evaluating how prescription painkillers are regulated.

HIMSS Commitment to Precision Medicine Initiative
Yesterday at the White House Precision Medicine Summit, Carla Smith, HIMSS North America Executive Vice President, joined President Obama and healthcare stakeholders from across the U.S. to pledge HIMSS' commitment to engaging and educating the health IT community in support the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Featured HIMSS16 Government Relations-Related Sessions
A full list of all related sessions is available online.

Please Visit the Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion at HIMSS16
Visit the Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion on Exhibition Hall G, Booth 10109.

ONC Announces Tech Lab to Focus on Standards, Testing, Pilots, and Innovation
The agency will work directly with standards development organizations (SDO's) and partner with stakeholders to "adapt and evolve ONC’s standards and technology work process."

New HIMSS Blog Post on Ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malware which you may have heard of, but don’t know much about. You may have even heard about your peers or other healthcare organizations being hit with ransomware. But, what is it exactly? What does it look like? What do you do if you are infected with it? And, where do you turn to for help?

This HIMSS blog post provides useful information for the healthcare community on this increasingly important topic.

HIMSS Pledges Support at White House Precision Medicine Summit
Precision Medicine will be the highlight of several key education sessions throughout the week, including discussions on PMI and APIs, and PMI and underserved communities...

HIMSS Announces New Leadership in Executive Management Team
New executive vice president named for HIMSS Analytics, and two long-time staff leaders retire as the organization continues to fulfill its mission to improve health with IT...

HIMSS and SIIM Align to Advance Enterprise Imaging Strategies
Through the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup, the two organizations jointly address the evolution of enterprise imaging...

Register Now: AHRQ Webinar on Health Information Exchange
An AHRQ webinar Wednesday, March 16 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET, will discuss current research on HIE effectiveness, use, usability, facilitators and barriers to actual use, implementation, and sustainability in hospitals. Participants will also learn about the use of HIE in long-term post-acute care settings. The webinar is free and CE/CME is available at no charge to eligible professionals. To register, click here.


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February 28, 2016

February 29, - March 4, 2016

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