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1 2014 National Health IT Week and HIMSS Policy Summit HIMSS Government Relation Team Arlington, Virginia September 2014

2 2014 National Health IT Week September 15-19, 2014 Description – In its ninth year, NHIT Week is a collaborative forum showcasing the essential role of health IT in transforming healthcare in America. Purpose – Focus on the potential and achievements of health IT to transform healthcare including improve quality, expand access, and help control costs. Location – Washington, DC and around the country Audience – The public, media, and key government decision makers PR/Communications – Promote to the Congress, Administration, public key media, HIT trade media Special Considerations- U.S. Senate and various state legislatures pass NHIT week resolutions US President, NCSL, and the NGA issue proclamations recognizing NHIT Week. NHIT Week Corporate/Organizational Partners (400 last year) Local NHIT Events Tool Kit Contact(s) – Jeff Coughlin, ;

3 National Health IT Week Agenda Thursday, September 11 th - NHIT Week Press Briefing Monday, September 15 th - NHIT Week Site Visit – U.S. Army Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Events Tuesday, September 16 th - Federal Health IT Bus Development Workshop Special Event on Health Disparities and Infant Mortality, and Health IT Solutions Wednesday & Thursday, September th - HIMSS Policy Summit (Congressional Fly-In) Wednesday, September 17 th - NHIT 101 Training NHIT Week Awards Reception and Networking Event Thursday, September 18 th - Capitol Hill Technology Showcase NHIT Week Press Conference NHIT Week & HIMSS Policy Summit Reception

4 Essential Messages for NHIT Week 2014 Interoperable Data Exchange is Essential to Healthcare Transformation. Health IT is Critical to Improving Quality of Healthcare. Health IT Is Stimulating the U.S. Economy. Theme - “Achieving Value through Interoperability”

5 2014 National Health IT Leadership Awards Congressional Award - Senator Richard Blumenthal (Rhode Island) Federal Award - Judy Murphy, Deputy National Coordinator and Chief Nursing Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) State Award - Hawaii State Senator Rosalyn Baker

6 HIMSS Policy Summit Congressional Fly-In September 17-18, 2014 Description – 13 th annual HIMSS Policy Summit is a day and a half Congressional fly-in for HIMSS members and others to articulate HIMSS’ top requests to Congress Purpose – Participants visits their members of Congress or staff to explain HIMSS top three Congressional Asks and discuss health IT accomplishments and potential Location – Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC and Capitol Hill Audience – HIMSS members and others; registration required (total anticipated 300) PR/Communications – Promote to the media and invite key HIT trade media Special Considerations- Virtual March on Washington and Webinar Contact(s) - Richard Hodge, ;

7 HIMSS Policy Summit Agenda Wednesday & Thursday, September th Wednesday – Committee Breakout meetings - Public Policy Cmte, Chapter Advocate Roundtable, HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable, Diversity Roundtable NHIT Week Awards Reception and Networking Event Thursday – Policy Summit Training Federal Agency Speaker – Dr. Karen DeSalvo, ONC, HIT Congressional Speakers – Members of Congress Invited Congressional Staff Panel Discussion Congressional Asks Training Capitol Hill Advocacy Training Congressional Office Visits NHIT Week & HIMSS Policy Summit Reception

8 HIMSS Top Three Congressional Asks for 2014 Drafted via a set process starting in January Issues selected by Congressional Asks Work Group – open to all HIMSS members Consistent with HIMSS Public Policy Principles – Center/Congressional Affairs Center/Congressional Affairs Appropriate for action by Congress Public Policy Committee reviews and recommends Reviewed by other committees and content experts Approved by Senior Leadership / Board of Directors

9 Congressional Ask #1 Minimize the Disruption of Healthcare from Federally Mandated Health Information Technology Program Changes. To minimize disruption to the nation’s healthcare delivery capability and undue burden on providers, Congress should require the Secretary of HHS to publish a review and evaluation of the expected five-year roadmap of all mandated health information technology requirements and program changes administered by HHS that affect the operations of providers, payers, and/or health information technology vendors.

10 Congressional Ask #2 Fund the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to Support Mission. In order to realize the huge promise of interoperable health information technology critical to nationwide healthcare transformation, Congress should fund the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at sufficient levels requested in the Administration’s FY 2015 Budget Request.

11 Congressional Ask #3 Expand Telehealth in Support of Healthcare Transformation. To expand healthcare access, help control costs, enhance information interoperability, and improved quality for rural and underserved populations, Congress should pass legislation that enables the nationwide realization of the full benefits of telehealth services

12 HIMSS Government Relations Team Thomas Leary, VP, Government Relations, Executive Director, HIMSS Foundation Vacant, Coordinator Richard Hodge, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs Arnol Simmons, Manager, Government Activities Vacant, Manager, Congressional Affairs Vacant, Manager, Government Relations Communications Neal Neuberger, Executive Director, HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy Kathie Westpheling, Manager, Student Experiences Jeff Coughlin, Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs Stephanie Jamison, Director, Federal Affairs Katie Boyer, Manager, Federal Affairs Julie Brown, Project Manager, State Government Affairs Evan Yeckley, Coordinator, Federal Affairs


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