Save the date for 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 (NHIT 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. With a projected 400 partners, NHIT Week brings this important cause to the forefront of the nation’s attention through local and regional events hosted by National Health IT Week Partners.
As National Health IT Week opens on Monday, September 15, more than 425 partners, compared to 368 at this same time for National Health IT Week 2013, join the celebration of the value of health IT. Healthcare providers, associations and non-profit organizations, state and regional extension centers, corporations and colleges and universities across the nation will spend the week participating in various events in Washington, D.C. or other locations, such as HIMSS 9th Annual Policy Summit on September 17-18.
Show your support and join the social media community as ALL stakeholders band together and show our commitment and passion for realizing the value of health IT by changing our profiles pictures during National Health IT Week. Download the image.
Let your voice be heard and participate in HIMSS Virtual March. Reach out to your representatives and bring this important cause to the forefront of the nation’s attention.
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