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NHIT Week Goes Regional with Events Across the Country

Thought leaders from the nation's most renowned and progressive healthcare organizations are coming together for NHIT Week 2016.  Held this week, Sept. 26-30, regional events across the country will help raise awareness and assemble key healthcare constituents to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology.

Regional events include:

Texas Health IT Advocacy Day

When:  September 26, 9 am – 3pm

Where:  Dallas, TX - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Fogelson Forum

Theme & Agenda:  Digital Health, Population Health and Analytics

  • Recognition of the Davies Award Program and coordination with the Federal Health Community to hold a site visit with a Stage 7 Hospital
  • Recognition of state legislators, state officials

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Western Regional Event

When: September 26, 9 am – 3 pm

Where:  Davis, CA – UC Davis Campus

Theme & Agenda:  Telehealth and Interoperability Across the Spectrum of Care

  • Site visit at the University of California, Davis
  • Education and advocacy training virtually and onsite at UC Davis

UC Davis will be honored for itsr prior Davies award and have a panel/Q&A session on how they’re doing now. 

UC Davis Health System is improving lives and transforming healthcare by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, inter-professional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. As the region's only academic health center, UC Davis Health System is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. The health system is a hub of innovation that encompasses UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group.

UC Davis has achieved the coveted HIMSS EMR Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM) Stage 7 recognition. This is a testament to the institution’s commitment to providing the best possible care with the use of technology.

  • Virtual session 9-10 am PST
  • Site visit - Walkthrough 10-11am
  • Group Discussions 11-11:45 am
  • Awarding 11:45 am- -noon (Presentation of Certificate to UC Davis/ Leadership certificate to CIO)
  • Luncheon noon-12:50 pm
  • Wrap-up 12:50-1 pm

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National Capitol Area Event

When:  September 28, 5:30  – 7:30 pm

Where:  Washington, DC

Theme & Agenda:  Reception ceremony to honor federal, state and congressional officials working in health IT.

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Southeast Regional Events

When:  September 29, 11:45 am – 5:30 pm

Where:  Tampa, FL - South University Campus.   

Theme & Agenda:

Celebrating Successful Transformation of Health IT in Florida

  • Expanding Health IT Career Opportunities for women and veterans                                                          
  • Growing number of Hospitals in Florida achieving HIMSS Level 7 Maturity Recognition

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Eastern Regional Event

When:  September 29, 6- 8 p.m.

Where: Boston, MA - Inn at Longwood

Theme & Agenda:  Precision Medicine (speaker from the Broad Institute) and Telemedicine (Featured speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Golden) will address Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center’s Precision Medicine Initiatives

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Mid-Western Regional Event

When: Sept 29, 5:30-7 p.m.Where:  Chicago, IL - Accenture Chicago Office

Theme & Agenda: Evening reception and presentation at the Accenture Chicago Office to focus on telemedicine and behavioral health.  Featuring a discussion with Illinois telehealth panelists including Kristin Schleiter JD LLM, senior legislature support attorney for American Medical Association,  Katie Bohling, director of telemedicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, ,, Sarah Doherty, CTO TeleHealthnow

  • Networking/Check in       5:30-6 pm
  • Panel with Moderator      6-6:45 pm
  • Questions /Networking   7-7:30 pm

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The more than 25 events being held across the country during NHIT Week can be found at

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