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December 11, 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.

Legislation Introduced to Examine the Use of Telehealth in Medicare
House and Senate introduce bills addressing telehealth services in Medicare health care delivery reform models.

CMS Provides Resources for EHR Incentive Program 2015-2017 Modifications/Stage 3 Final Rule
The final rule establishes the requirements for Stage 3 of the program as optional in 2017 and required for all participants beginning in 2018.

ONC Offers Resources on the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Final Rule
Recently highlighted, ONC provides single source document where resources, charts and facts sheets for the 2015 Final Rule.

Gallagher and Malec Named Co-Chairs of Health IT Standards Committee
Lisa Gallagher, Vice President of Technology Solutions, HIMSS North America, and Arien Malec of RelayHealth Clinical Solutions will serve as co-chairs.

NCSL Releases White Paper on State Telemedicine Policies
Document recommends on how telemedicine can improve health care, health outcomes and lower costs and addresses three major policy issues.

Remembering an #IHeartHIT Advocate and Friend

What Can the HIMSS Value Suite Do for You?
With the HIMSS Value Suite, we'll help you realize the true value of your health IT investment through strategies, quality measures, case studies and other approaches to document value. If you've landed on our website and seen the Value Suite "pinwheel," you might be wondering what to do next. Our advice? Feel free to click around, interact and learn more within the four different topic areas: Meaningful Use, Patient Engagement, Value STEPS™ and Pathways to Value. If you need more information or you're ready to share your story, contact us. We're waiting to hear from you.

Leveraging Digital Strategies to Address Health Disparities Part 3: Design for Your Population's Needs
To really understand your populations needs, you have to ask people or better yet, observe them and ask them. What obstacles get between them and better health? Many challenges may have little to do with the traditional healthcare system...

HIMSS16 Veteran Career Services Events & Travel Honorarium Recipients
On Monday, 29 Feb, HIMSS will kick off HIMSS16 with the 2nd Annual Veterans Career Services (VCS) Boot Camp...

Find the Value in Health Information Exchange: Part II
HIMSS has been collecting, building and refining The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite and has developed a corresponding framework, called the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS. The framework reflects real-world values as identified in this robust knowledge collection. While this collection is continually updated, HIMSS has already collected nearly 200 examples of value that have been directly attributed to HIE...

HealthNet Selected as 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award Recipient
HealthNets successful use of health IT to move metrics is highlighted in case studies focused on the value of leveraging IT to standardize care and improve patient outcomes...

HIMSS Analytics Honors Hattiesburg Clinics with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards
The HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards honors facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR...


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HIMSS Events

Technology Immersion: Using Health Analytics Tools to Enable Everyone to Analyze Data and Make Faster, Better Care Decisions
December 14, 2015

Evolving Healthcare Web Security for the New Threat Landscape
December 15, 2015

Shared Savings Contracts in Urgent Care & Family Practice: Lessons Learned
December 15, 2015

The CAHIMS On-Line Review Course Part 3
December 15, 2015

Building a Great Team: How a Best Hospital IT Department Winner Nurtures Talent
December 16, 2015

The ABCs of the TIGER VLE
December 16, 2015

HIMSS Innovation Exchange
December 17, 2015

The CAHIMS Online Review Course Part 4
December 17, 2015

The Rise and Fall of Consumer-Grade Tablets in Healthcare
December 17, 2015

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