HIMSS Arizona Chapter is a member of the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Program.
Advocacy is the art of strategically leveraging the best that HIMSS has to offer to successfully influence public policy to improve healthcare and population health for all. HIMSS Chapter Advocates advocate on behalf of their HIMSS Chapter to further health information and technology policy at the state, local, territorial, and provincial levels in U.S. and Canada.
Chapter Advocates collectively participate in the Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR). The CAR provides a networking and educational opportunity for Chapter Advocates to promote chapter level advocacy programs at the grassroots level in coordination with the HIMSS advocacy and public policy Board-approved agenda.
With over 50 HIMSS Chapters across North America including the United States, its territories, and Canada, HIMSS serves as the connection point for members and policy-makers on key health information and technology priorities. The HIMSS Chapter Advocacy program provides an opportunity for each HIMSS chapter to elect or appoint one or more of its members to expand HIMSS priorities through grassroots and grass tops engagement.
What does it mean to be a Chapter Advocate?
To advocate on behalf of your organization and community about issues important to furthering health information and technology policy and ensure state government officials are aware of your qualification as a health information and technology subject matter expert. At the state and local levels, chapters will need to clearly define the role of the Chapter Advocate. The conduct of this role will vary among the states based on local membership and volunteer capabilities. The HIMSS State Government Affairs team will work with each Chapter to develop this position and will support the Chapter Advocacy Roundtable in a number of ways.
Want to get involved within the AZ Advocacy Committee?
Contact Vice President of Advocacy - Jason Bickford
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HIMSS believes that the appropriate use of health information and technology management systems can transform healthcare to save lives, improve outcomes of care and reduce costs.
- HIMSS Interoperability Efforts
- HIMSS Submits Coments on ONC's EHR Reporting Program Proposed Regulation
- HIMSS Comments in response to the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) - October 2018 Request for Feedback
- A Work in Progress: Takeaways from the ONC Interoperability Forum
- CMS Finalizes Changes to Interoperability Initiatives and EHR Incentive Program for Hospitals
- Summary of Key Health IT Provisions in the 21st Century Act
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- Opioid Epidemic Resources
- Virtual March on the States: Four Asks to Address the Opioid Crisis
- Leveraging Information and Technology to Mitigate the Opioid Epidemic at the Federal and State Levels
- State-Led Innovations Leveraging Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers
- HIMSS Submits Comment on CMS Meaningful Use Stage 3 Final Rules
- HIMSS Responds to NSF Artificial Intelligence Request for Information
- HIMSS Comments on the CMS 2019 MSSP Proposed Rule
- HIMSS Comments on 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
- Reflections on Recent Government Actions in Support of the Shift to Value-Based Care
- HIMSS Comments on Anti-Kickback Request for Information
- HIMSS Responds to National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP)
- Introducing the HIMSS Cybersecurity “Call to Action”
- HIMSS / AMDIS Comments on PMI Draft Data Security Policy Principles and Framework
- Summary of S. 754: Cybersecurity Information Sharing ACT Update