HIMSS Chapters – Georgia, North Central Florida, South Carolina, South Florida
During the past decade, the idea that health issues need to be brought into the political arena to advance population health has become part of mainstream public health. The political determinants of health are key to understanding the myriad factors that contribute to inequities faced by underserved and marginalized communities. How do policies and politics influence the social conditions that generate health outcomes?
We will explore the impact of politics on the adoption of Virtual Care and how the recent pandemic has begun to reshape how our legislators think about the current regulations that have impact the adoption of these technologies. In addition, highlight the ways in which political determinants of health have a far greater impact on our ability to achieve health equity than we may realize, and how the long-lasting impact of decisions made by our political leaders can influence the health of generations to come.
- What current legislation that has had a positive or negative impact on the adoption of virtual care?
- What political outputs including the laws, taxes, social security benefits, public services, etc. that will ultimately impact public health and other societal outcomes of interest?
- What inequities current exist in the adoption of virtual care in underserved communities?
- What technology advances are being denied/derailed adoption due outdated policies or special interest groups?
- The policies should our legislators consider adopting in a post Covid-19 world?
SC HIMSS is requesting speakers for the SC HIMSS Annual Conference on October 27, 2021. Speaker submissions are due by June 30, 2021. Please download and complete the Call for Speaker form including a short biography, headshot, session title, 3 objectives and description. Please submit submissions to [email protected]