President Obama Commemorates National Health IT Week 2016

National Health IT Week begins today, Sept. 26, and President Barack Obama has honored the week in a statement that reads in part:  

“During National Health IT Week, we recommit ourselves to improving the health of our citizenry using the breakthrough technologies of our time and reaching for the next frontier of innovation...Because of our collective efforts, 97 percent of our Nation’s hospitals and three-quarters of doctors are using electronic records to care for their patients…These efforts help advance our Administration’s goal of fostering the seamless and secure flow of electronic health information when and where it is needed most. Though there is more to be done to realize a healthcare system that fits each of our needs, I am confident that if we continue working together, we can build a future of greater health and prosperity for coming generations.”

Read the full message from President Obama.

Find out more about the HIMSS and HIMSS chapter events during the week. 

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