National Health IT Week: Demonstrating the Value of Health IT
October 27, 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.


Health IT Issues Highlighted on Capitol Hill
This week on Capitol Hill, a number of Congressional committees held hearings that touched on key health IT issues.


HIMSS comments on HHS Draft Strategic Plan
HIMSS focused its comments on how health information and technology should be prioritized, leveraged, and recognized as critical tools in the work of the entire Department.

HHS to Convene Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon on December 6 & 7
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium & Code-a-Thon to promote and employ innovative ways that technology and data can be used to address the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Register Today for ONC 2017 Annual Meeting
The 2017 ONC Annual Meeting will focus on the topic of, “Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability” and will feature keynotes, panels and breakout sessions.


Indiana Opens Access to De-identified Medicaid Data in hopes of driving smarter data-driven decisions
The HIMSS Indiana Chapter, in partnership with private and public stakeholders, presented the 2017 Indiana Medicaid Data Challenge to leverage this unprecedented level and quality of de-identified healthcare information.

California Telemedicine Bills Signed into Law
This bill would, no later than October 1, 2018, require the Department of Justice to make the electronic history of controlled substances dispensed to an individual under a health care practitioner’s or pharmacist’s care, based on data contained in the CURES database, available to the practitioner or pharmacist, as specified.


Patient Engagement Improves Patient Care and Satisfaction
HIMSS Analytics recognizes UCLA Health for their validation as a Stage 7 hospital, as tracked by the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
HIMSS Welcomes Disruptive Women in Health Care to the Organization
HIMSS welcomes Disruptive Women in Health Care to the organization.
How Students in Health IT Can Define the Future of Transformative Care Today
The new student case competition is an engaging opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, residents, or Fellows to advance their knowledge of health IT.


HIMSS18. Where IT connects for health. March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.


October 29, 2017 
AI: Evaluating Opportunities for Healthcare Providers
November 2, 2017 
Fall Career Fair | Midwest Gateway Chapter of HIMSS
November 2, 2017
Wearables, Ingestibles, and Implantable: What is Possible? | Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS
November 2, 2017
Beyond Burnout and Resilience Workshop
November 3-5, 2017
AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium
November 4-8, 2017
November 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: Workflow Considerations for C-CDA Document Exchange
November 6, 2017
Applying Machine Learning to Patient Records to Improve Clinical Recommendations
November 6, 2017

HIMSS Learning Center: Connected Health Conference: Connected Health Conference. The connected life journey. October 25 - 27, 2017 in Boston, MA

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