US National Health IT Week 2018: Get Involved

US National Health IT Week
When: October 8-12, 2018
Hashtag: #iHeartHIT

U.S. National Health IT Week (#NHITWeek) is a nationwide awareness week focused on catalyzing actionable 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 is comprised of partner-driven activities and events led by the efforts of national health stakeholders. Participants range from the Administration, congressional, federal and state agencies, providers, non-profit organizations and more. Virtually, in Washington DC and beyond, National Health IT Week stakeholders collaborate towards actionable outcomes which demonstrate the power information and technology has to transform health in the U.S., and its wide-reaching global impact.

Highlights of some events for National Health IT Week

Find an Event

October 8, 2018 5:30 am – 7:00 am – Health IT Kickoff
2425 Sidney Street
Health IT Pittsburgh

Health IT Pittsburgh is a cluster initiative committed to connecting healthcare and information technology; growing companies, developing our workforce, and creating jobs in Western Pennsylvania. The Health IT Pittsburgh initiative leverages three major Pittsburgh clusters: its healthcare systems, its life sciences expertise, and its strong IT communities. The Health IT Pittsburgh kickoff event on Monday, October 8th is a great opportunity to learn about the direction of the Health IT Pittsburgh cluster initiative.

October 8, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Health IT Week Social Virtual Reality Meetup
Meetup in Social Virtual Reality
HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassador

Join them in Social Virtual Reality* to discuss National Health IT Week themes and events! If you have a VR headset, great! If not, download a free Mac or PC client. You’ll learn about social VR and have a wonderful time networking with other HIT professionals. *Social VR is any VR experience shared among two or more people. It is now possible to experience shared, immersive, three dimensional environments with people across the globe.

October 10, 2018 7:30 am – 4:15 pm – Health IT Advocacy and HIE Day
Worcester, MA 01608
HIMSS New England Chapter

Join them for an educational event focusing on industry trends and regional innovations improving interoperability. Topics will include Technical Exchange Infrastructure, Clinical Care Transformation, and State-level Innovation updates, as well as State and Federal initiatives driving us forward. Learn About: Current Health Policy Initiatives and Priorities National Exchange Advances Towards a Secure, Interoperable Technical Infrastructure How Interoperability is Moving Population Health Initiatives Forward and Supporting Value-based Care Efforts.

October 10 – 12, 2018 – APG Colloquium 2018: The Essentials of Value-Based Care
Washington, D.C.
America’s Physician Group

Today’s healthcare environment is continually changing, presenting physician organizations with both challenges and opportunities in risk-based, coordinated care models. At the Colloquium you will hear from successful physicians, health plan executives, leaders in the public sector, and policy experts.

October 11, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Medical Imaging: Competing in an Era of Price Transparency
Ambra Health

Join them on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 1 pm Eastern to learn three strategies to preserve imaging’s market share in a price-sensitive environment. Patients are learning that incredible cost-savings are possible when they shop around for imaging exams. How can facilities work to provide high-quality care at the best value to meet these demands?

October 12, 2018 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Women in Health IT at the Forefront of Addressing the Opioid Crisis
HIMSS Learning Center

The objective of this webinar is to tie the opioid crisis with the Women in Health IT community to bring awareness to women’s voices in addressing the crisis. A panel of leaders at the federal and state levels and the HIE space will share their stories on how they came into their current work roles and what they are doing in those roles that ties to addressing the opioid crisis through information and technology.