Advocacy 2014-15

Get Involved! 

The Advocacy and Public Policy Committee is always looking for volunteers for its ongoing programs.  

Last year we put two value packed exciting programs culminating with HIT days in our state’s capitol in April where we had national speakers, State Resolutions in both House and Senate chambers.

Learn about our government and the impact on Healthcare. Learn how you can be involved.

Its fun and you can make a difference in shaping healthcare policy in our state, local and national levels.

HIMSS formulates its Public Policy Principles to serve as guidance for proposed health IT related legislation by the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, and inclusion in federal and state regulations to improve the quality, accessibility, and efficiency of healthcare and reduce costs using IT. Additionally, HIMSS’s Public Policy Principles serve as a roadmap to guide HIMSS’ activities throughout the year. The Public Policy Principles are formally reassessed bi-annually by a Work Group of HIMSS individual members, formally reviewed by the various HIMSS Committees and functional experts throughout the Society, and approved by the HIMSS Board of Directors. Proposed changes may be submitted by any HIMSS individual member; the Policy Principles are updated by the Board of Directors on an as-needed basis.

HIMSS addresses its policy principles in the following categories:  

  1. Funding and Incentives

  2. Clinical Quality and Outcomes

  3. Organizational Structure

  4. Interoperability, Standards, and Infrastructure

  5. Innovation, Safety, and Process

  6. Privacy and Security

  7. Legal

  8. Patient Empowerment/Consumer Engagement

  9. Equity and Access

  10. Population and Public Health Management

  11. Workforce Development

  12. Administrative Simplification

  13. Mobile Health

  14. Regional and State Level

To find out how you can get involved, contact us today at: cnfl.info@himsschapter.org