The theme for National Health IT Week 2016 was Expanding the Value of Health IT. Public and private healthcare constituents came together in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system. The almost 400 collaborating organizations helped promote this vision of better health with IT throughout the week by spreading the word at local, regional and national levels. They demonstrated their commitment to health IT by hosting events, publishing blogs and articles, emails to constituents, creating videos, tweets and more around:
- Innovation - Precision Medicine
- Expanding Access to Care - Telemedicine
- Expansion of Economic Opportunities and Job Creation - Women in Health IT and STEM Careers for Health
- Making Communities Healthy - Interoperability Across the Spectrum of Care: Linking Public/ Population Health and Human Services
View additional highlights of the week. 2017 Details coming soon.
Take Action to Support Telehealth
NHIT Week may be over, but you can continue to make a difference by participating in the Virtual March on the States to reach out to your representatives and bring the important cause of health IT to the forefront of the nation’s attention.
HIMSS challenged students from health policy, informatics, public policy, computer science, public health or other related academic programs across the country to devise and implement innovative advocacy activities focused on advancing public health IT awareness in their state or region.