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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 NHITweek@gmail.com.

National Health IT Week Partners Webinars
Participate in one of two webinars to learn more about National Health IT Week. 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. Get great tips on how to engage your constituents and spread the word.

  • 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.

Ongoing

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
Ongoing
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.

Axway
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 policy@himss.org for details


September 15, 2014

EHR Facility Site Visit
September 15th | 1:00-4:00 PM
Contact policy@himss.org for more details
Fort Belvoir Army Community Hospital | 9300 DeWitt Loop | Fort Belvoir, VA Tuesday, 

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.
Wilbur Cohen Auditorium | 330 Independence Ave SW | Washington D.C. 

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

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 Contactpolicy@himss.org for more details
Senate Office Building – TBD | Washington D.C.

Health IT and the Aged
September 16th | 10:00-11:45 am
Cosponsored with the Senate Special Committee on Aging Contact policy@himss.org for more details
Senate Office Building – TBD | Washington D.C.

Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop
September 16th | 8 AM-4:30 PM
Contact policy@himss.org for more details
Grand Hyatt | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC

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.

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

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.
Contact: jlemieux@togarm.com
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.
Contact: education@aami.org
Hyatt Dulles Hotel | 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd | Herndon, VA


September 17, 2014

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 policy@himss.org 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

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. 
Contact: policy@himss.org
Grand Hyatt | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC


September 18, 2014

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.

National Health IT Week Technology Showcase 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
HIMSS NCA

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

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.
Virtual


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 NHITWeek@gmail.com.

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