HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable

HIMSS Iowa participates in the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR) program. CAR provides an opportunity for Chapter members to coordinate advocacy efforts at the grassroots level to build the political will for legislation that leverages health information technology (IT) and management systems to save lives, improve outcomes of care, and reduce costs.

Chapter Advocates

HIMSS Iowa utilizes Chapter Advocates to drive prioritized legislation forward. Chapter Advocates are HIMSS Iowa members who volunteer to participate in CAR. Chapter Advocates advocate on behalf of HIMSS and HIMSS Iowa to further health IT policy and build political will for key legislation by calling or writing in to their representatives, meeting with their representatives, and lending their expertise to educational events and panels. Chapter Advocates become health IT subject-matter experts through interactions with CAR. Current Chapter Advocates include:

  • Cody Zoss, Roundtable Chair
  • Joy Selleck, Roundtable Vice-Chair
  • Bill Coddington
  • Richard Daswick

For more information on CAR or to become a Chapter Advocate, e-mail Cody Zoss at

Legislative Priorities

Top HIMSS legislative issues this year include:

Supporting Care Transformation

  • Quality, Safety and Outcomes
  • Clinical & Administrative Efficiency
  • Interoperability, Health Information Exchange & Infrastructure
  • Innovation & Research
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Patient Activation and Engagement

Expanding Access to High Quality Care

  • Connected Health
  • Equity

Increasing Economic Opportunity

  • Workforce Development
  • Economic Growth

Making Communities Healthier

  • Population Health Management
  • Public Health

HIMSS Resources

HIMSS Action Center
HIMSS mobilizes its members around the country and seeks to perform multiple levels of outreach activities to members of Congress and their staff through a variety of initiatives, providing accurate information about health information technology (IT) to help them make effective public policy decisions. Learn how to take action now.

Health IT Public Policy
HIMSS believes that the appropriate use of information technology (IT) and management systems can transform healthcare to save lives, improve outcomes of care and reduce costs. Learn about key issues in health IT public policy.

Additional Resources

Iowa Legislative Process

Iowa Legislator State District Maps

U.S. Legislative Process