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One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health

440 Partners Celebrated the 9th Annual National Health IT Week: September 15-19, 2014

Many of us may have encountered a medical situation where a family member or loved one’s life was saved by early detection, new drugs, or a new procedure. Contrary to these more obvious technological medical advances, health IT is quietly advancing medicine. Health IT—specifically electronic health records (EHRs)--improve the quality of healthcare delivery, increase patient safety, decrease medical errors, and strengthen the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology.

The 2014 National Health IT Week brought this important cause to the forefront of the nation’s attention through local and regional events hosted by National Health IT Week Partners.  This year there were 440 Partners, compared to 377 in 2013.  National Health IT Week had a significant impact, especially through social media:

  • 54,476,131 Impressions
  • 12,247 Tweets
  • 3,972 Participants
  • 102Avg Tweets/Hour

The U.S. Senate passed a Resolution declaring National Health IT Week.  Also, the National Conference of State Legislatures added recognition by encouraging its members to observe NHIT Week. Several state and local governments recognized 2014 National Health IT Week through official proclamations:

  • The Commonwealth of Virginia – Governor Terry McAuliffe
  • The State of Maryland – Governor Martin O’Malley
  • The State of Louisiana – Governor Bobby Jindal
  • The District of Columbia – Mayor Vincent Gray
  • San Diego County - Supervisor David Roberts

For more information or questions, please contact policy@himss.org.

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Show your support and passion for realizing the value of health IT by changing your social media profiles pictures during National Health IT Week and throughout the year.   Download the image.

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