Call for Action
HIMSS believes that lives can be saved, outcomes of care improved, and costs reduced by transforming the healthcare system through the appropriate use of information technology (IT) and management systems.
Under the guidance of the Public Policy Committee, HIMSS staff works closely with key congressional decision-makers, committees, and caucuses to advance improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through the use of IT and management systems.
HIMSS Public Policy efforts are guided by the HIMSS 2014-2016 Public Policy Principles. 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 for inclusion in federal and state regulations aimed at improving the quality, accessibility, and efficiency of healthcare and reduce costs using IT.