Advocacy

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

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.

Key Issues

Interoperability

Substance Use Disorders and Public Health

Value-Based Care

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Usability/User Experience