National Health IT Week is October 2nd-6th!

October 2, 12:00am - October 6, 12:00am, EDT

 

Indiana Chapter of HIMSS is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week


This October, Indiana Chapter of HIMSS — as a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare — joins forces with many others to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system. National Health IT Week is an awareness week offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare. “The Value of Health IT.”

 

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.

 

Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative. The Week consists of events across the country, including National Health IT Week participants —vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.

 

View a full list of partners and updates on the Week’s events. Working together with our growing coalition of stakeholders, Indiana Chapter of HIMSS is helping to transform healthcare for all.

 

FACT SHEET

 

When: October 2nd - 6th

 

What: National Health IT (NHIT) Week is a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of health IT. Each year, NHIT Week Partners educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system.

 

Who: National Health IT Week was founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Health Policy in 2006. The Administration, Congress, corporations, providers, and non-profit organizations around the country are all recognizing the value of shining the spotlight on health IT for one week every year. For a list of co-sponsors, click here.

 

Where: Nationwide. For a list of events, click here.

 

Why: It is an independent week made up of partner-driven events offering healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, one message: the benefits health information technology can bring to U.S. healthcare.

 

Points of Engagement: National Health IT Week 2017 will demonstrate the value of health IT in:

  • Supporting Healthcare Transformation
  • Expanding Access to High Quality Care
  • Increasing Economic Opportunity
  • Making Communities Healthier