The Friday Five – National Health IT Week Recap
This past week national health stakeholders once again celebrated U.S. National Health IT Week, a nationwide awareness week focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology. This week’s Friday Five gathers a few highlights from the week and offers a few ways in which you can still participate.
Get inspired! Read and share #IHeartHIT Stories
An important and often moving tradition of NHIT Week is sharing and reading #IHeartHIT Stories. Do you have an #IHeartHIT story? We are at a critical point on the path to healthcare transformation in the U.S. Policymakers want to know if we are making progress. Share your story and help impact policy makers.
“Today we can say with certainty that health information technology is giving healthcare professionals critical information they need at the point of care to save lives.” — @BFMack https://t.co/taG6928Hu2 #IHeartHIT #NHITweek
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) September 23, 2018
National Health IT week 2018: 3 trends that will drive the future of technology in healthcare
Founder and CEO of Damo Consulting Inc., Paddy Padmanabhan, predicts that “the coming years will see the transformation of healthcare delivery, driven by three important trends as they pertain to the role of information technology. Paddy Padmanabhan is an award-winning growth strategist, business leader and entrepreneur with deep experience in healthcare technology markets. Damo Consulting is a growth strategy and digital transformation advisory firm focused exclusively on healthcare.
— Damo Consulting Inc (@damoconsult) October 11, 2018
Insight from NHIT Week Partners
National Health IT Week Partners are invited to contribute their thought leadership via a blog to be featured in the weeks leading up to and during NHIT Week. View the NHIT Week Blogging Guidelines for complete details, and be sure to check out past partner blogs.
“I encourage you to be part of this ongoing conversation and healthcare transformation to ensure that we promote APIs in ways that will positively transform health care.” — @ONC_HealthIT ‘s Donald Rucker https://t.co/0BxzI7fKj9 #NHITweek #GovHIT
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) October 10, 2018
HealthITchicks Support NHITWeek
This year’s National Health IT Week theme is “Catalyzing Change.” How are you and your organization effecting change for women in health IT? Share your thoughts for Friday’s #healthITchicks #NHITweek wrap-up blog. pic.twitter.com/gg9mnUgr7B
— HealthITChicks (@HealthITChicks) October 10, 2018
Make Your Voice Heard!
Make your voice heard through the National Health IT Week Virtual March on the States! IT’S EASY. All you need is your zip code, and the HIMSS Legislative Action Center will guide you through the rest. It will only take a few minutes, but it will have a huge impact. Contact your elected state officials quickly and easily with the HIMSS letter highlighting steps your state can take to enact policies that help address the growing opioid epidemic. Take Action Today!
BONUS! Take this Survey!
— Paddy Padmanabhan (@PaddyPadmanabha) October 11, 2018