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On the Agenda in Washington

July 15: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Chronic Illness
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the needs of patients who suffer from chronic illness. Emory Healthcare Chief Quality and Medical Officer William Bornstein, M.D., Ph.D., is scheduled to testify.

July 15: FOVA Briefing on the Million Veteran Program
2 p.m.; 385 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA), of which the AAMC is a founding member, will host  a briefing on the Million Veteran Program.

July 16: HIT Standards Meeting
9:30 a.m.; Webinar/Teleconference
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet via webinar/teleconference to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

July 16: Senate VA Committee Hearing on VA Health Care
10 a.m.; G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing to examine the steps taken by the VA to provide health care to those on waiting lists.

July 16: House Subcommittee Hearing on ACA Eligibility
10:15 a.m.; 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) eligibility system.

July 17: House Subcommittee Hearing on Innovative Medical Breakthroughs
9 a.m.; 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology will hold a hearing on policies to spur innovative medical breakthroughs. National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, M.D., and University of California, Berkeley Professor of Biochemical Engineering Jay Keasling, Ph.D., are scheduled to testify.

July 17: House Subcommittee Hearing on 21st Century Cures Initiative
9:30 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Communications and Technology will hold a joint hearing on advancements in technology and health care as part of the 21st Century Cures Initiative.

July 17: Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Patient Safety
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Primary Health and Aging Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the need to improve patient safety.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org