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Supporting Healthcare Transformation #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.

Supporting Healthcare Transformation, the first pillar of NHIT Week, addresses the many ways health IT is driving transformation in healthcare delivery including improvements in quality and safety, interoperability, advances in innovation, and patient and consumer activation and engagement.

Watch Albert Chi, MD, medical director of Muscle Integration at Oregon Health & Science University and patient Johnny Matheny demonstrate to HIMSSTV how nerve reassignment and VR rehab work to advance prosthetic limb technology.

Watch Thomas Mason, MD, chief medical officer for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talk with HIMSSTV about how they are working to leverage APIs to help healthcare consumers.

Watch Glen Tullman, chief executive officer of Livongo explain to HIMSSTV how the traditional healthcare system model is changing because, ready or not, consumers want to make their own healthcare decisions.

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