The 8th Annual National Health IT Week took place September 16-20, 2013.
More than 375 organizations participated (a 42 percent increase over 2012!), which was recognized by the U.S. Senate, which passed a Resolution declaring National Health IT Week.
Policy Leaders Honored for Support of Health IT during 8th Annual National Health IT Week
HIMSS recognizes four Health Information Technology Leadership Award winners
Eighth Annual National Health IT Week Kicked Off September 16
From September 16-20, 2013, healthcare industry and policy stakeholders will convene for the Eighth Annual National Health IT Week, a collaborative forum for public and private healthcare constituents to discuss the value of health information technology (IT) for the U.S. healthcare system.
Government Officials to Highlight the Value of Health IT During 8th Annual National Health IT Week Press Conference
Washington, D.C. – (Sept. 12, 2013) – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator David Muntz, former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer, and other officials will address the media at the HIMSS National Health IT Week Press Conference on Wednesday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the Senate Visitors Center, Rooms 208-209 on Capitol Hill.
There is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness!
Comprehensive health care reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.
With Meaningful Use now providing the way forward, eligible providers across the country increasingly understand the benefits for themselves and their patients, and are adopting Meaningful Use compliant electronic health records.
It’s easy to become a Partner in National Health IT Week 2014:
There is no cost for National Health IT Week Partnership, though you need to be a HIMSS Non-Profit Partner member, corporate member, or Organizational Affiliate to participate. We will keep you up to date on events during the Week, and your participation will be highlighted in our promotions across the industry.
To learn more about how your organization can become involved in National Health IT Week 2014 by sponsoring or participating in a Partner event, please contact us at NHITweek@gmail.com for more information.
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