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Making Communities Healthier #NHITWeek

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National Health IT Week (NHIT Week), October 8-12, is a nationwide awareness week focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology. Virtually, in Washington DC and beyond, NHIT 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.

Making Communities Healthier, the fourth pillar of NHIT Week, addresses the fundamental role health IT plays in supporting population and public health.

Watch Warren Williams, branch chief, Centers for Disease Control, discuss with HIMSSTV how the Immunization Integration Program (IIP), a collaborative effort of the CDC, HIMSS and healthcare industry partners, uses electronic health records and other clinical software to improve U.S. immunization rates.

Watch Michael Dulin, director for the Academy of Population Health at the University of North Carolina, talk with HIMSSTV about how a popular game can positively influence healthcare and population health.

Watch more videos on supporting healthcare transformation

National Health IT Week | October 8-12

Healthcare Transformation | Access to Care | Economic Opportunity | Healthy Communities

Share your story, provide insights and help develop healthcare policy during NHIT Week – focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the effective use of health IT.

View this year’s calendar of events
Explore this guide on supporting #NHITWeek through social media
Submit an #IHeartHIT Story
Participate in the Virtual March
Explore 10 ways to celebrate in your hometown
See the 2018 NHIT Week partners list, and sign up today