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Election Day (November 8) is fast approaching! Congress will remain in recess until after the election.


CMS Issues RFI on National Provider Directory

As part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ongoing work to improve access to care, reduce clinician burden, and support interoperability, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on the concept of CMS creating a directory with information on health care providers and services or a “National Directory of Healthcare Providers and Services” (NDH). CMS believes this could improve interoperability, patient choice, care coordination, and reduce provider and payer administrative burden. Comments are due December 6.

Electronic Public Health Reporting among Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021

ONC recently released a new data brief describing hospitals’ engagement towards electronically submitting data for public health reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis provides context for some of the challenges hospitals experienced with public health reporting in 2019 and sheds light on hospitals’ current capacity to support ongoing pandemic response efforts and future public health emergencies.

FDA List of Proposed Guidance Documents

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a list of proposed guidance documents for FY 2023.

Legislation and Politics

Congress will reconvene after the November election.

AMIA News & Notes

Register Now: AMIA 2022 Annual Symposium

Join us November 5-9 in Washington, D.C. for the largest informatics meeting worldwide. We have a full program featuring top content on the latest science in informatics and collaborative networking opportunities. Register now.

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AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 5,600 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy, and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics