When: September 23-27, 2019
Supporting Healthy Communities
U.S. National Health IT Week is a nationwide action week focused on catalyzing change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology. Founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy in 2006, the week long celebration comprises partner-driven activities and events led by the efforts of national health stakeholders. Participants include the administration; congressional, federal and state agencies; providers; non-profit organizations and more. In Washington, DC and beyond, stakeholders collaborate toward actionable outcomes that demonstrate the power that information and technology have to transform health in the U.S. and around the globe.
Points of Engagement
The 2019 U.S. National Health IT Week theme will focus on Supporting Healthy Communities and driving transformation of our health and wellness ecosystem to promote better health outcomes and health equity. The following points of engagement demonstrate how information and technology can transform health and create healthy communities.
- Advancing Public and Population Health
— Maryland HIMSS (@MDHIMSS) September 23, 2019
- Modernizing the Public Health Infrastructure
Advocacy: To change "what is" into "what should be"
Advocating for the need to build the 21st Century Public Health Superhighway, and pushing to get Congress to prioritize $1 billion over the next decade to bring #publichealth surveillance into the next level!#NHITweek pic.twitter.com/wH5kzKiLzK
— Rasu Shrestha MD MBA (@RasuShrestha) September 26, 2019
- Accelerating Workforce Development
#Workforce: A modern public health workforce harnesses the power of new tech that promotes better, faster public health data. We need a well-trained workforce to fully support healthy communities. #NHITweek pic.twitter.com/GuZUcFKm0n
— PEO DHMS (@DoD_EHR) September 25, 2019
- Expanding Access to Broadband and Telehealth
This week's edition of NRHA Today highlights the latest #ruralhealth news including #NHITWeek and why many say #telehealth will be the new standard of care, plus why struggling #rural #hospitals are nervously eyeing #Medicare expansion plans: https://t.co/qFDONXZ4WN #telemedicine pic.twitter.com/TTEjfoGJwx
— NRHA (@ruralhealth) September 26, 2019
- Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Worthy call to action for #NHITweek Notably, more standardized demographic elements for #patientmatching (like addresses via USPS format) – a key component of integrating #SDOH data for complete visibility into the health of patients & their communities https://t.co/q5VpATD2f9
— NextGate (@NextGate) September 24, 2019
Taking a Stand
Healthy communities start with access. Help bring 21st-century public health data infrastructure to under served communities. Ask your senators and representatives to support efforts to modernize the nation’s public health data systems and core infrastructure. Take action now.
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) September 23, 2019
The power of information and technology takes many forms. #IHeartHIT Stories are personal, authentic stories from patients, family members, and care-givers. View stories for inspiration. Share your story and help make an impact.
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) September 23, 2019
It’s National Health Care IT Week and we will be bringing you #IHeartHIT stories all week long! Read Spok employee, Derek’s story on how strong communication in the hospital benefited his patient experience: https://t.co/2S5a3q2KOw#HITWorks #NHITWeek pic.twitter.com/1CRz4I4ato
— Spok (@spoktweets) September 24, 2019
What motivates you about health IT in 2019?
— Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer) September 24, 2019