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November 6, 2015

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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.

Legislative Update on the 2015 HIMSS Congressional Asks
It has been a busy and exciting time with new developments on the HIMSS Congressional Asks.

HIMSS Submits Comments on 2016 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory
HIMSS appreciates the opportunity to leverage our members’ expertise in commenting on the Draft Standards Advisory, and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with ONC on identifying, assessing, and determining the best available interoperability standards and implementation specifications in the final Standards Advisory release for 2016.

HIT Standard Committee Discusses Meaningful Use and 2015 Certification Rules
The meeting provided an overview of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs Final Rule released last month.

CMS Issues Final 2016 Physician Fee Schedule
The rule finalizes changes to several of the quality reporting initiatives that are associated with PFS payments, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the physician value-based payment modifier, and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

December 9th Webinar on Healthcare Market Trends and Opportunities in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
The US Commercial Service offices in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will hold a free webinar to discuss their respective healthcare markets.

New York State Regional Health Information Network Achieves Milestone
The State Health Information Network for New York, or SHIN-NY, has launched a hub, linking 80 percent of federally qualified health centers and hospitals in the state via the eight Regional Health Information Organizations.

Connected Health, Patients, and Pharma
According to Vera Rulon, connected health means patient healthcare largely enabled through digital health technologies and delivered where they are, when they need it, and at their and their caregivers convenience...

Members in Action: Connie L. Saltsman
Connie L. Saltsman, Pharm.D., MBA, CPHIMS, Senior Director, Medication Management & Clinical Pharmacy Informatics, Pharmacy Services & Clinical Therapeutics, is a member of the HIMSS Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC)...

Broadband Health Technology and the Underserved Why We Should Care
One of the primary incentives in healthcare is population health. If provider organizations want to reach out to patients in the community using mobile devices, the patient homes need broadband access or these initiatives will fail...

HIMSS Analytics Honors Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Childrens Health with The HIMSS Stage 7 Award, Associated practices with the Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards
Stage 7 Awards honors facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR...

Management Engineering/Process Improvement A Health IT Professionals Best Friend
Management engineering/process improvement professionals provide a variety of methodologies and tools to solve even your thorniest issues...


Connected Health Conference. 3 summits at one time, in one place! November 8 - 11. Washington DC

HIMSS Events

2015 CyberSecurity Summit l The New Normal: Championing Innovation in Spite of Cyber Threats
November 8, 2015

2015 HIMSS Connected Health Conference
November 8, 2015

2015 mHealth Summit | Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Patients and Providers
November 8, 2015

PopHealth Management: Evolving the Provision of Care to Accelerate Healthcare Transformation
November 8, 2015

A New Approach to Information Security
November 9, 2015

The CPHIMS Online Review Course Part 3
November 10, 2015

The Need for Data Integration to Demonstrate Real Health Outcomes: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
November 10, 2015

Ensuring Interoperability of EHRs to Achieve The Triple Aim
November 11, 2015

7th Annual Health Reform Summit | Greater Chicago Chapter of HIMSS
November 11, 2015

Physicians in an IT World: A Year in Review
November 12, 2015

Technology Immersion: Enabling Virtual Care Team Collaboration
November 12, 2015

The CPHIMS Review Course Part 4
November 12, 2015

The Importance of Integrated Revenue Cycle Management and the Impact to Your Bottom Line | Central & North Florida Chapter of HIMSS
November 12, 2015

Building the Post-Acute Care Management Network
November 13, 2015

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