The Sixth Annual National Health IT Week kicked off today with a Capital Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics Technology Showcase. The annual collaborative forum where public and private healthcare constituents will work in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system. There is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness!
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.
With Meaningful Use now providing the way forward, eligible providers across the country increasingly understand the benefits for themselves and their patients, and are adopting Meaningful Use compliant electronic health records.
The following is a list of the agenda and activities for the week. Opportunities to attend virtually are available for certain events.
Institute for eHealth Policy and CHIME
Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics’ Technology Showcase
Date: September 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Kennedy Caucus Room, SR-325, Russell Senate Office Building
Open to the public. REGISTER NOW
Webcast of the launch of a Consumer Health IT Program
Date: September 12, 2011 from
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), invites you to attend a live webcast of the launch of a Consumer Health IT Program to support greater consumer engagement in health and health care via information technology. This is an important event in which representatives from leading private sector organizations and government agencies are highlighting their support for consumers’ access to and use of their electronic health information.
This event will highlight consumers, providers, and private sector leaders’ best practices, and federal efforts to empower consumers to access and use their own health information to become partners in their health.
Webcast: To attend a live webcast of the event, visit:www.hhs.gov/live
HIMSS Virtual Forum
Date: Tuesday, September 13th
Achieving Quality and Efficiencies in Health IT: Perspectives from Accountable Care Organizations
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National Health IT Week Capitol Hill Press Conference
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 11:00 am – 11:45am
Location: House Triangle
(on the Capitol side of Independence Avenue across from the Rayburn building)
For more information contact Sheri Singer email@example.com or 703-346-7111.
Open to the public
Join the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)
In Collaboration with HIMSS Latino Community
|Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 |
Time: 4:30:00 PM-6:30:00 PM
Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515
Moderator: Luis Belen, Co-Chair of HIMSS Latino Community
Featured Panelists Include:
- Dr. Warwick Charlton, CMO, Intuit Health
- CMDR. David Deitz, Office of Minority Health, Office of the Secretary
- Dr. Joxel Garcia, Dean Ponce School of Medicine
Time: 1pm ET
Access Code: 663 866 965
National Health IT Collaborative for the UnderservedNational Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved Roundtable on “Vulnerable Populations and HIT”
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Reserve Officers Association Bldg, One Constitution Ave. NE
HIMSSCongressional Nursing Informatics Panel DiscussionDate: Wednesday, Sept 14
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1310. HIMSSHIMSS Diversity Business Roundtable
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW – Yellowstone/Everglades Room
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington DC
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW
NHIT Week 2011 Partners
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC
Modern Healthcare CEO IT Achievement Awards
CHIME State Advocacy Award for CIO Leadership
HIMSS Federal Leadership Award
HIMSS State Leadership Award
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Time: 12pm ET
Access Code: 663 866 965