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AMIA’s Washington Download is a biweekly newsletter for health informatics policy news and information. It highlights the conversations and activities driving the health policy agenda in Washington, D.C. From legislation and politics to a federal regulations, the Washington Download provides a view into AMIA’s policy priorities, such as health IT safety, data sharing in research and patient empowerment.

AMIA’s Washington Download is the source for health informatics policy news and information from around the Beltway, covering action from the Hill, the Administration and important AMIA collaborators. The editor is Scott Weinberg, Public Policy Specialist who is responsible for planning, initiating and managing AMIA’s overall public policy and government relations programs.

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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 20

October 24, 2022
Top News Election Day (November 8) is fast approaching! Congress will remain in recess until after the election. Administration 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
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 19

October 11, 2022
Top News White House Announces Blueprint for AI Bill of Rights The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has identified five principles to guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems. These are: safe and effective systems, algorithmic discrimination protections, data privacy, notice and explanation, and human
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 18

September 26, 2022
Top News ARPA-H Director On September 12, President Biden announced the appointment of Dr. Renee Wegrzyn as the first director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). Administration NIH Focus on AI The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced plans to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence (AI)
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 17

September 12, 2022
Top News NIH Announcement on Genomic Data Sharing The National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a new Guide Notice NOT-OD-22-198. This notice “Implementation Changes for Genomic Data Sharing Plans Included with Applications Due on or after January 25, 2023,” provides details about what will be expected for data management and
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 14

August 30, 2022
Top News ONC Releases USCDI v3 On July 19, ONC published U.S. Core Data for Interoperability v3, which added two new data classes (Health Insurance Information and Health Status/Assessments) and 24 data elements. ONC invites comments on new or existing data elements until September 30, 2022. ONC will release draft
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 16

August 30, 2022
Top News 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 by October 13 to receive your advance rate. Administration Access
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 15

August 15, 2022
Top News All-Virtual 2022 ONC Tech Forum The ONC Virtual Tech Forum will be held September 9, September 16, and September 23. For agenda details and registration information, click here. Administration OSTP Call for Access to Monkeypox-related Research and Data The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 13

July 18, 2022
Top News AMIA Endorses ACMI Statement on Recent Supreme Court Ruling AMIA Board President and Chair Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, FACS, FACMI, FAMIA, released a statement endorsing the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) position on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Supreme Court Ruling, with minor modifications
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 12

July 6, 2022
Top News ARPA-H Passed the House of Representatives, now onto the Senate By a bipartisan vote of 336 to 85, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of ARPA-H Act on June 22 and will now go to the Senate for their consideration. Congressional authorization of ARPA-H will allow
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The Washington Download - Vol. 7 Issue 11

June 21, 2022
Top News House Energy and Commerce Discussion Draft – Data Privacy and Security The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a legislative hearing last week on a bipartisan, bicameral discussion draft of a comprehensive national data privacy and security bill released by House Energy