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December 1, 2017

Membership | HIMSS Public Policy

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 HELP Committee Holds Hearing on HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar
First step for confirmation of Alex Azar, President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


CMS Discusses Meaningful Measures Initiative
Initiative aims to simplify current quality measure sets and reduce regulatory burden with quality reporting.

FCC Notice Calls for Increased Support for Rural Health Care Program
The document would seek comment on the appropriate budget level for the RHC Program, as well as seek comment on proposals to promote efficient purchasing and to curtail waste, fraud, and abuse.

The Modern Cybersecurity Era: Get Involved and Utilize HIMSS Resources
Lee Kim, HIMSS' Director of Privacy and Security, has recently created several new educational resources on cybersecurity that we want to highlight to the HIMSS Membership.


Announcing Colorado's State Health IT Roadmap
The Roadmap provides strategic direction for state health IT investments and includes actionable initiatives.

Recognition of HIMSS Chapter Advocates
HIMSS recognizes chapters who complete a certain number of advocacy activities throughout the year.


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Personalized Care, Healthy Populations
The recently published whitepaper includes a wide variety of insights on how to improve patient outcomes through population health and more. #PopHealthIT 
Transforming Workflows through Health Information Exchange (HIE)
HIMSS Analytics recognizes Union Hospital of Cecil County for their validation as a Stage 7 hospital, as tracked by the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
Reduced Documentation Time Leads to Increased Face-time with Patients
HIMSS Analytics recognizes Shawnee Mission Medical Center for their validation as a Stage 7 hospital, as tracked by the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
What is the Current Limitation of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Decision Support Systems?
With all the excitement coming with these promising AI technologies, we are also starting to understand the limitations.
HIMSS Provides Thoughts on CMS Innovation Center New Direction
In a letter to the Administrator for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, HIMSS provided our membership thoughts on the CMS Innovation Center New Direction Request for Information (RFI).


HIMSS18. HIMSS/SHIEC Interoperability & HIE Symposium. March 5 2018 in Las Vegas


WEDI-Con 2017
December 4, 2017 
Protecting Medical IoT Devices - Lessons Learned from WannaCry and NotPetya
December 4, 2017
Technology For Precision Health Summit
December 12, 2017
Helping Healthcare Organizations Discover, Control, and Secure Connected Devices
December 12, 2017
Addressing Physician Burnout and Improving Physician Resilience Within the EHR | Colorado Chapter of HIMSS
December 13, 2017
Find Out What's Making eHealth Work Trans-Atlantically: An Update on the EU*US eHealth Work Project
December 14, 2017

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

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