With participants from Alaska to Puerto Rico, National Health IT Week is a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of health IT. This annual collaborative showcases the essential role and important promise in transforming health and healthcare in the US.
Here are ten ways you can celebrate National Health IT Week in your hometown.
Inform your network that you’re celebrating National Health IT Week by adding the National Health IT Week logo to your email signature and a link to www.healthitweek.org. You can also add the event to your organization’s internal calendar, and display the National Health IT Week poster throughout your office in elevators, hallways, boards, etc.
Schedule planned announcements and events during National Health IT Week in order to recognize National Health IT Week as part of your activity. Add your event to the National Health IT Week calendar of events.
Share an announcement about National Health IT Week in your organization’s employee newsletter or intranet.
Customize the National Health IT Week news release template and distribute the release to local healthcare and IT reporters, editors, and broadcast producers in your city. Add the National Health IT Week logo along with your own to demonstrate the issue’s magnitude. We encourage stories tapping into the four Points of Engagement.
Contribute an op-ed (700-800 words) focused on the value of health IT, and submit it to local media publications.
Working with your local mayor or governor’s office, proclaim and publicize this year's dates for National Health IT Week (Oct. 2 – 6).
Gather policy experts, health IT professionals, stakeholders, and media to host a public or virtual event providing the latest information about health IT.
Hold a tour of your facility for local and state officials, such as your Congressional representative, state legislators, or state health IT coordinator, to illustrate how technology is improving care delivery within your organization.
10) Reach Out.
Host an informative event and invite local media to your office for refreshments and a briefing of National Health IT events, or arrange one-on-one appointments with journalists to brief them at their desks.