National Health IT Week October 5-9 2015
One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health
Celebrating The 10th Anniversary of National Health IT Week
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.
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What people are saying:
“It’s the one week of the year when we can thank people who work in Health Information Technology because it’s the folks behind the scenes who are helping to transform our healthcare system, hospital by hospital, physician by physician, county by county, state by state.”
– Dottie Howe, Communications Director, CliniSync HIE and Ohio Health Information Partnership
“Participating in NHIT is a fantastic way to engage our community around the value and capabilities of HIT.”
– Corey Zeigler, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization.
With partners across the United States, National Health Information Technology Week is a virtual event with various activities in communities from Maine to California. As a partner-driven event, participants are encouraged to leverage the opportunity to raise awareness and help the collective cause by recognizing the Week in local communities. For specifics on how your organization can help download the Toolkit, a resource provided by NHIT.
Show Your Commitment
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.
This article was originally published on healthitweek.org.