Policy Workgroup

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 07:00
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 08:00

eHealth Initiative's (eHI) Policy Workgroup Webinar, "Policy Perspectives: Expert Overview of Recently Released CMS and ONC Regulations," was held October 20, 2015, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT.

Two federal releases critical to the future of health care and health IT were printed in pre-publication form on October 6. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Health IT Certification Program Final Rule and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published the 2015 Edition of Health IT Certification Criteria.

The CMS rule is online at:

The ONC rule is online at:

Speakers on the October PWG call offered an overview and expert perspectives on these new rules. Panelists included:

• Elise Sweeney Anthony, Esq., Deputy Director, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Elisabeth Myers, MBA, Policy Lead for HITECH Programs, Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

• Mark Savage, Director, Health IT Policy and Programs, National Partnership for Women and Families

This webinar is open to the public. Please extend future invitations to your network and colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact Ticia Gerber at

To participate, dial 1-866-740-1260 and enter access code 6243271. To view the slides and interactive portion of the call, go to and enter code 6243271 in the upper left field under “participate in a meeting.”