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National Health IT Week is driven by our Partners. The Week’s events offer various opportunities which you may explore through the individual organizations listed below. To include your company’s event on the calendar, please email the details to

National Health IT Week 2014 Agenda at a Glance | 13th HIMSS Annual Policy Summit Agenda 2014

National Health IT Week Partners Webinars

  • 1st Session: Tuesday, August 19th at 12:00 pm CT
  • 2nd Session: Tuesday, August 26th at 12:00 pm CT

Complete the sign-up form to attend either or both webinars.

If you missed the NHIT Week Partner Webinars, you can download the recording here. As a partner-driven event, we encourage participants to leverage the opportunity to raise awareness and help the collective cause by recognizing the Week in local communities. View the webinar to get great tips on how to engage your constituents and spread the word.


Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum challenges all health IT advocates, organizations and facilities to put their “Health IT Hats” on by participating in the NHIT Week Hat Challenge via Twitter. Participation is simple: throughout the week of Sept. 15-19, 2014, Tweet a selfie of yourself and/or the members of your organization wearing a hat with the hashtags, #HIThat and #NHITWeek, and challenge others to do the same. The week-long challenge is designed to bring attention to health IT and its benefits.

On-Boarding – The HIPAA Way

September 11, 2014

National Health IT Week Press Briefing Webinar
September 11, 2014 | 11:00 am-12:00 noon
Contact for details

September 15, 2014

2014 ONC 2014 Annual Consumer IT Summit
September 15, 2014 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Washington D.C. 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to save the date and join us in D.C. on September 15th to celebrate advancements to equip and empower people through access to their health information and technology to better manage their health and health care.
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel State Room | 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW | Washington, DC

Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Fall Conference
September 15-17, 2014

Plymouth, MI
Health Information Technology: The Vision & The Value
The Inn at St. Johns | 44045 Five Mile Road | Plymouth, MI

September 16, 2014

Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop
September 16th, 2014 | 8am to 5pm
The all-day Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop is designed to provide an "insider" look into the federal health IT market. It will enable you to make the most of insights gained at the Government Policy Summit by honing your business's teaming and presentation skills for successful follow-ups, as well as present an overview on how to break into and expand within the federal health IT market.
Grand Hyatt | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC

From Point A to Point B: A View from Government and Industry Stakeholders on the Path Towards Health IT Interoperability
Tuesday, September 16th,2014; 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) to learn how government and industry leaders are working to achieve interoperability across the nation in order to advance the effective delivery of healthcare. In order to realize the benefits of a networked healthcare system, we must develop an interoperable health IT infrastructure that enables patients, their families, and their healthcare providers to appropriately access and utilize information.
385 Russell Senate Office Building | Washington, DC

Stop Paying to Get Paid: Effective Electronic Payments
September 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, 10:00 AM MDT, 9:00 AM PDT
Free continuing medical education webinar at noon Eastern time to learn how to avoid unnecessary fees and hassles in receiving payment from health insurers

Addressing Health Disparities and Infant Mortality with Health Information Technology
September 16th | 12:00-1:45 pm
Cosponsored with the Senate Special Committee on Aging Contact for more details
Visitors Center SVC 201 | Washington D.C.

EHR Facility Site Visit
September 16th | 12:00-4:00 PM
Contact for more details
Fort Belvoir Army Community Hospital | 9300 DeWitt Loop | Fort Belvoir, VA

Assisting the Aging through Health IT
September 16th | 2:00 - 3:45pm
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Dirksen Office Building - Room 562| Washington DC

CMS & ONC Webinar
September 16th | 2:30 -3:30 PM ET

CMS and ONC invite you to join a webinar about recent regulatory updates, including the CMS 2014 CEHRT Flexibility final rule, and the ONC 2014 Edition Release 2 final rule. The presentation will be held on September 16th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET during National Health IT Week.
Register Here

AHIMA Event: Results of the First Benchmarking Survey on Information Governance in Healthcare
September 16, 2014 | 12:00pm CST
This webinar features a summary of findings from the first benchmarking survey on the state of IG practices in healthcare, key recommendations based on analysis of results, and a summary of key components of the IG work plan that are completed, underway, and planned for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015. To register for the webinar click here. And to download the whitepaper, click here.

2014 Summit of the Southeast
September 16-17, 2014
Nashville, TN
The Summit of the Southeast is an annual two-day conference which addresses emerging issues surrounding the evolution of care delivery, gain greater insight to healthcare, and learn from leading HIT experts.
Music City Center | 201 5th Ave S. | Nashville, TN

AAMI-FDA Summit on Ventilation Technology
September 16-17, 2014 Herndon, VA
AAMI and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invite you to play an active role in improving the safety and effectiveness of ventilation technology used in operating rooms and other critical care settings.
Hyatt Dulles Hotel | 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd | Herndon, VA

September 17, 2014

HIMSS 13th Annual Policy Summit
September 17-18, 2014
Washington, DC
Help shape future health IT policy by learning more about key issues and sharing with your congressional representatives stories of your health IT journey and the many ways that information technology brings value to healthcare. 
Grand Hyatt | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC

Pragmatic Privacy and Security in the Age of BYOD
September 17, 2014 | 11:00 - 11:30 am ET
A National Health IT Week Webinar Hosted By QIP Solutions. 
This webinar will provide pragmatic, simplified, and cost-effective privacy and security solutions for mobile devices and "BYOD."  
Virtual | Register Here

Health IT Policy 101
September 17, 2014 | 1:30 - 3:30
HIMSS & the eHealth Initiative are collaborating on this session. Click here for details or contact
Grand Hyatt, Constitution CDE | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC

An HDC Webinar: the Health Care Cost Institute’s National Transparency Initiative
September 17, 2004| 1:00-2:00pm

Location: N/A
The Health Data Consortium Thought Leadership Webinar Series delves into the most important and compelling health data topics in our health care system. For National Health IT Week, HDC will highlight the work of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), which recently announced a new national health care cost and quality transparency initiative. The presentation will provide background information on HCCI and describe the initial release of the three tier public transparency website being developed. Tier 1, the public website, will be launched by December 31, 2015 and will be the focus of the discussion.

National Health IT Week Awards & Partners Reception
September 17, 2014 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Washington, D.C.
All NHIT Week Partners are invited to attend the Networking and Awards Reception. Please email with any questions. We hope you can attend! Register here
Grand Hyatt | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC

Kentucky eHealth Summit Hosted by Kentucky Health Information Exchange
September 17, 2014
KHIE Website | Kentucky eHealth Summit Registration Link
UofL Conference Center | 312 N. Whittington Pkwy | Louisville, KY

September 18, 2014

Podcast: Health Information Technology to Transform Care in Multicultural Communities
Dr. Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President of the Aetna Foundation addresses the digital divide and how health IT can make a difference in underserved populations.  Dr. Graham was one of the keynote speakers at the first annual NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved Conference held during National Health IT Week in Washington DC. The goal of the Collaborative is to discuss how health information technology can be used to transform care in multicultural communities.
For more information about the NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved contact Luis Belen, NHIT Collaborative CEO, and Co-Founder of the HIMSS Latino SIG at
Download Podcast

Capitol Hill Health Information Technology Showcase | Open to the public.
September 18, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ and Institute for e-Health Policy Technology Showcase will provide members of Congress, policy makers, the federal government, and many more a glimpse into a "seeing is believing" health information exchange demonstration. This event is where clinicians, technicians and key decision makers can come together and provide a first-hand experience to technologies that show interoperable clinical solutions.  
Reserve Officers Association Building | 1 Constitution Ave, NE | Washington, DC 20002
(across from the Senate-side of the U.S. Capitol and the Dirksen Senate Office Building)

National Health IT Week Press Conference
September 18, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Members of Congress and key Administration officials speak on the importance of health IT to transforming healthcare in America.  
Reserve Officers Association | 1 Constitution Ave, NW | Washington, DC

Low-Cost, High-Impact ICD-10 Action Steps for Providers
September 18, 2014 1:00 pm EDT

The compliance date of Oct. 1, 2015 for transitioning to ICD-10 has now been confirmed by CMS. In this engaging 60-minute webinar, participants will learn about important and low-cost coding, workflow and technology action steps providers can take that will prepare for this challenging transformation while at the same time benefiting their organization in additional clinical and administrative areas. The faculty, national experts in ICD-10 implementation, will discuss critical issues including clinical documentation improvement, enhancing billing processes, improving patient transitions of care, and leveraging the move to ICD-10 to improve administrative efficiency.

Managing to Thrive in Mobility Planning
September 18, 2014 | | 2:00pm EDT
Adoption of mobile tools among all healthcare organizations is on the rise. And the mobility trend will only grow stronger in the coming years. More physicians, clinicians and staff across the enterprise will come to depend on mobile devices and applications as they increasingly become part of the everyday workflow. But with a greater diversity of device options than ever, and new apps hitting the market every day, how can hospitals and health systems support and manage this influx of mobile tools to their fullest advantage? And what considerations should be top of mind to ensure the greatest mobility success? CDW Healthcare’s technology partner Intel, will help attendees learn the following: Current trends impacting BYOD and mobility in healthcare The complexities of setting a BYOD/mobility strategy, including meeting both clinician and I.T. needs How device selection, and wireless connectivity, impacts workflow Mobility management considerations and real-world application.

ePrescribing Webinar with HealthMEDX
September 18th | 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Participate to learn the latest on the pending regulatory change that will affect CMS reimbursements. A panel of distinguished experts will break down the regulatory change, what it means for the LTC industry and what you should be doing NOW to prepare for the November 1 deadline.
Learn more here

National Health IT Week Closing Reception
September 18, 2014 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Washington, DC.
Attend the reception to check out the Institute for e-Health Policy Technology Showcase and Interoperability Showcase™ at the Reserve Officers Association, as well as network with colleagues. Register here
Reserve Officers Association | 1 Constitution Ave., NE | Washington, DC.

HIMSS NCA Education Session — Public Private Partnerships: Creating the Marketplace for Health Innovation
September 18, 2014
Rosslyn, VA

The U.S. public sector is under financial pressure to reduce costs, especially in healthcare, and at the same time step up the pace of health care innovation. With the national health system undergoing significant transition, new and exciting opportunities for public-private sector collaboration are present. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) offer a mechanism for governments to finance better healthcare infrastructure, biomedical research and clinical service delivery. They represent a solution, bringing private investment to healthcare in a beneficial model for private enterprise and resource-constrained governments. In the United States, federal agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes for Health (NIH), and private sector efforts such as the eHealth Initiative and Data Transparency Coalition have created programs for establishing and sustaining public-private partnerships for specific purposes, such as facilitating collaborations to improve public health through open data and participative biomedical research. Join us in the conversation with government and private sector executives who will discuss their challenges and barriers with PPPs.
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | 1401 Lee Highway | Rosslyn, VA

September 19, 2014

#HITsm Tweet Chat
September 19, 2014 | 11:00 am CST
Participate in the #HITsm chat. Check back soon for topics and details. 

2014 ONC Clinical Quality & Safety Webinar
September 19, 2014 1:00 pm EDT
It has been one year since the ONC Health IT Safety Action and Surveillance Plan was published. The plan promotes using health IT to improve the safety of healthcare and the safe use of health IT. Please join us for a webinar to review significant work in health IT safety this past year.

Check back soon for updates on activities during NHIT Week! If you are a NHIT Week Partner and would like your event listed here, email

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