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American Medical Informatics Association Leads Effort to Reduce Documentation Burden

May 10, 2022
ROCKVILLE, MD - The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is proud to announce leadership of AMIA 25x5 – an effort to reduce the U.S. clinical documentation burden. AMIA will advance the action plan and recommendations established in early 2021 by the 25x5 Symposium to Reduce Documentation Burden on U.S. Clinicians
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 8

May 9, 2022
Top News HHS Secretary Transfers ARPA-H to NIH The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has transferred the administration of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this transfer, NIH may not subject ARPA-H to NIH
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AMIA Temporary Data Freeze: May 6-12, 2022

May 4, 2022
Dear AMIA Community, We are upgrading our Association Management Software (AMS), and moving toward our final phase of implementation. We are planning a data freeze from May 6 – May 12. Please note, this will not impact your AMIA membership experience. You will continue to have access to your AMIA
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AMIA and HL7 Announce Partnership to Advance Interoperability in the Healthcare Community

May 3, 2022
ROCKVILLE, MD — The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Health Level Seven® International (HL7) announced a two-year partnership to jointly collaborate and focus efforts to extend comprehensive standards for interoperability in the healthcare community. AMIA is the leading professional organization for informatics professionals with more than 5,000 members advancing
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 7

April 25, 2022
Top News CMS Issues FY 2023 Proposed IPPS and Long-Term Care Hospitals Rule The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule. For acute care hospitals paid under the IPPS that successfully participate in the Hospital Inpatient
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 6

April 11, 2022
Top News President Biden Releases FY 2023 Budget Proposal On March 28, the White House released the FY 2023 President’s Budget. Highlights of the President’s budget request include: $62.5 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $19.5 billion increase over the FY 2022 CR level; $5 billion to
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 5

March 28, 2022
Top News White House Warns of Increased Potential for Cybersecurity Attacks In a statement released March 21, President Biden warned the U.S. of the increased threat of cyber attacks by the Russian government. The President noted the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is working with organizations
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 4

March 14, 2022
Top News Medical Device Software Cybersecurity Alert The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert for medical device users and manufacturers about a cybersecurity vulnerability for the Axeda agent and Axeda Desktop Server. The Axeda agent and desktop server are web-based technologies that allow one or more people
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Update on AMIA Inclusive Language and Context Style Guidelines

March 1, 2022
Dear AMIA Members, Happy March! As we approach the call for participation deadline for the AMIA 2022 Annual Symposium, we would like to provide an update on the status of the AMIA Inclusive Language and Context Style Guidelines (ILCSG). Over the past few months, the AMIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 3

February 28, 2022
Top News Now Available: eCQM Annual Update Pre-Publication Document The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code system versions used in the updated eCQMs for potential use in CMS quality reporting