NHIT Week Day Three: Award Receptions, Webinars and Open Houses

On Wednesday, National Health IT Week continues to build momentum and excitement with exciting activities across the country. Join thought leaders from the nation's most renowned and progressive healthcare organizations to raise awareness and assemble key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology.

Today’s activities include:

Health IT Showcase and Open House

Find out how Information Technology employees are helping transform healthcare at Nationwide Children's Hospital. All are welcome to come celebrate National Health IT Week!

Direct Messaging Webinar

Direct Messaging allows providers the ability to securely send patient information among health care team members. Join the conversation of how this service is enabling exchange of patient data and improving the flow of information.

CareTech- Strategies to Support MACRA

A recent survey revealed that 50% of physicians have never heard of MACRA. Join Monica Nichter, Holy Family Memorial, and Jim Deren, CareTech Solutions, as they explore the potential impact of the coming changes for Medicare payments to clinicians and their employers. Along with an examination of the Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there will be practical advice on IT and process changes needed to meet the new quality measures.

Webinar: Completing the Puzzle for an Integrated Communications Strategy

As hospitals today confront many communication challenges, they often find themselves cobbling together clinical communication systems from different vendors. Unfortunately, these pieces often have separate data sources that usually can’t talk to one another.

Informatics: Supporting Healthcare and Critical Decision Making

Trends in healthcare are driving innovation in healthcare delivery and in the decisions being made daily regarding patient care. Health informatics professionals are playing an increasingly important role in the advancement of “learning health systems” that use information as a foundation for operational management and quality improvement. Learn how health informaticists are positively influencing healthcare outcomes at the patient, organization and population health levels.

2016 NHIT Week Reception and Awards Ceremony

Join HIMSS and other dedicated thought leaders and policy professionals as we acknowledge the importance of working together to advance health through the use of IT. We’ll also celebrate recipients of the HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards – recognizing federal, state and congressional officials who have made significant contributions to the advancement of health IT in 2016.

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