Although the Internet is a global platform, increasingly countries want to pass domestic laws affecting how individuals and businesses can use it. In the past few months, the United Kingdom has taken steps to have ISPs block pornography by default; Spain is considering legislation that would tax news aggregation websites; Canada is enacting a new law to curtail spam; and Singapore has just passed a bill that would require ISPs to block all websites, domestic and foreign, containing significant amounts of copyright infringing content. Even though the importance of the Internet to the global economy and society continues to grow each day, collectively nations have made little progress in creating a framework for resolving the many conflicts over Internet policy that inevitably occur between sovereign nations.
In a new report to be released at this event, ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Senior Analyst Daniel Castro argue that the dominant approaches to Internet policy, which typically calls for either universal rules applied to all nations or a complete free-for-all among countries—fail to provide a pragmatic path forward to resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise. Instead, they put forth a new framework for evaluating cross-border Internet policy conflicts that respects both the global nature of the Internet and national laws and norms.
National Health IT Week, September 15-19, 2014, now in its 9th year, is a collaborative forum showcasing the essential role of health IT in transforming healthcare in America. Here’s a snapshot of the events to look forward to, a full list of events can be found here: http://www.healthitweek.org/
Monday, September 15th:
ONC 2014 Annual Consumer IT Summit– The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT invites you to celebrate advancement in health IT and consumer engagement
Monday 9 a.m.-5p.m., Wilbur Cohen Auditorium, 330 Independence Ave SW, Washington D.C.
Tuesday, September 16th:
Federal Health IT Workshop– register for an “insider” look at the Federal Health IT market, 8am-4:30pm, Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington D.C. Register: www.himss.org/policysummit
HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for eHealth Policy Briefings
o in collaboration with the Senate Special Committee on Aging – “Assisting the Aging through Health IT,” 10:00-11:45 am, Senate Office Building, Room TBA
o in collaboration with Aegis Health Security – “Health Information Analytics – Addressing Health Disparities and Saving Babies,”12:00-1:45pm, Senate Visitors Center Room SVC 201-00
Federal Health Community Site Visit- Congressional and Federal Agency Staff Only, Fort Belvoir Army Community Hospital, 1-4pm. Contact Katie Boyer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 17th:
Health IT Policy 101- Learn about health IT policy and programs from the ground up. 1:30 -3:30 p.m., Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St, NW.
HIMSS Committee Breakout Meetings- Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St, NW. Available to Committee and Community Members Only
National Health IT Week Awards and Partners Reception- 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Open to the public
Thursday, September 18th:
Policy Summit Training- To include an address by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the ONC, Members of Congress and a Congressional Staff Panel. 8:00- 11:00 a.m., Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Registration required – http://www.himss.org/policysummit.
Capitol Hill Health Information Technology Showcase- Open to the public.
HIMSS Capitol Hill Visits- Available to Policy Summit registrants only.
1:00 – 4:30 p.m., Congressional Office Buildings.
National Health IT Press Conference- Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Reserve Officers Association Building, 1 Constitution Ave, NW. Open to the public.
National Health IT Week Closing Reception– join the HIMSS Board of Director, Policy Summit participants, members of Congress and staff, and industry leaders.4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Reserve Officers Association Building, 1 Constitution Ave NW.
Join us in Rhode Island for the expert-led panel discussion on “Privacy and Security- A Mobile Imperative.”
After the NSAs domestic surveillance program was leaked and several major security breaches that impact consumers made headlines, demand for airtight privacy and security of apps has dramatically increased and more so in the area of mobile healthcare.
Join Modev, Digital City, and our friends at ACT for an evening with experts to learn about the latest requirements when it comes to privacy and methods for securing your apps across major platforms . Our panel of experts will discuss and field your questions on “Privacy and Security- A Mobile Imperative”.
19sepAll DayInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day(All Day: friday)
September 19 has been designated as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” (We’re not sure by whom, but probably not ninjas.) While talking like a pirate (“Ahoy, matey!”) might be [...]
September 19 has been designated as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” (We’re not sure by whom, but probably not ninjas.) While talking like a pirate (“Ahoy, matey!”) might be fun for a day, BEING a pirate by stealing or sharing music, movies, and software is never good.
29sep4:00 pm- 4:00 pmTablets: You’re Only Scratching the Surface of What You Can Do4:00 pm - 4:00 pmRayburn HOB Foyer
Calling all friends of ACT! Whether you’re an app-loving, tech-savvy staffer or a late-adopting legislative wiz, there’s always something new in the world of mobile. And on September 29, we’re [...]
Calling all friends of ACT! Whether you’re an app-loving, tech-savvy staffer or a late-adopting legislative wiz, there’s always something new in the world of mobile. And on September 29, we’re talking about (and demo-ing) the power of tablets.
These magnificent mobile devices and their corresponding apps transform how we learn, how we organize our lives, how we entertain ourselves, and much more. At this event, you’ll touch, play, and learn about the profound power these devices hold. And we’ll demonstrate things you’ve never seen from a personal portable device.
Join us for a Tablet-centric H-APP-y Hour
Monday, September 29, 2014
4 – 7 PM
Rayburn HOB Foyer
On Monday, September 29 in the Rayburn Foyer, we’re hosting a fun evening featuring some of our favorite apps and a slew of Microsoft Surface 3 Pro tablets.
And like a tablet, our evening wouldn’t be complete without a power source. Drinks and light snacks will be served to keep us fueled.
This is a widely attended event hosted by ACT | The App Association. Event complies with ethics rules.