February 19, 2014 - 2:49 pm
By Matthew Quinn | Director of Healthcare Initiatives

February 23-27 is the annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, an event that brings together 37,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.

To highlight its efforts in supporting health IT innovation, the FCC is participating in a variety of activities during HIMSS.

Join Commissioner Clyburn as she kicks off the first-ever HIMSS Pre-Conference Symposium on “Health IT and Rural Healthcare: Embracing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges” (Sunday, Feb 23 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM).

The Symposium will also feature a review of FCC healthcare programs led by Director of Healthcare Initiatives, Matt Quinn and presentations from the leadership of Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other public and private stakeholders working to bring health IT to rural America.

Connect with Commissioner Clyburn and HIMSS Federal Health Community Chair, Matt Quinn at the HIMSS Federal Health Community Networking Breakfast (Monday, Feb 24 from 6:45 – 7:30 AM).  Commissioner Clyburn and ONC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacob Reider will highlight ways that federal employees can gain value from HIMSS and the Federal Health Community.

Learn from Matt Quinn about FCC’s collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and ONC on in promoting safety and innovation in Healthcare IT through its participation in Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, otherwise known as FDASIA from Tuesday, Feb 25 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Gain “A Perspective from the FCC: Harnessing the Power of Telecommunications for Healthcare” with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Thursday, Feb 24 from noon – 1:00 PM.

To learn more about FCC's healthcare initiatives, please visit www.fcc.gov/health. Launched late last year, the site serves as a central repository for all the FCC’s health care-related work.  For the first time in one place, you can find links and information to each of the FCC’s health programs, as well as instructions on how to submit comment and get involved with the FCC.  We hope this continues be a valuable resource for industry, policymakers, and anyone who wants to learn more about our programs.