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U.S. National Health IT Week Starts Today

#NHITWeek

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.

How will you participate in this year’s U.S. National Health IT Week? Here are a few ways to make your voice heard.

Take Action Against the Opioid Crisis

Join the HIMSS Virtual March on the States. Ask your legislators to look for multifaceted solutions, including leveraging health IT, to combat the complexities of the opioid epidemic.

Register for our Women in Health IT at the Forefront of Addressing the Opioid Crisis.

Show Your Commitment

Change your social media profile image to the #IHeartHIT avatar.

Post Your Plans

Share what you’re doing to catalyze change this week using #IHeartHIT and #NHITweek.

Share your #IHeartHIT Story

How has health IT affected your or a loved one’s health journey? Submit your #IHeartHIT story.

Attend an Event

Support HIMSS and your HIMSS Chapters at a local event and find a full list of activities on the U.S. National Health IT Week calendar.

National Health IT Week | October 8-12

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

During National Health IT Week, champions from across the industry are uniting to share their voices on how health IT is catalyzing change in U.S. healthcare. The following posts from National Health IT Week Partners are some of the many perspectives of how information and technology is transforming health in America.

Why #IHeartHIT as an Executive and a Mom

Bedless Hospitals: Tracking the Healthcare Industry's Shift Toward Outpatient Care

A Shared System of Health for Soldiers, Their Families and Veterans

Leveraging Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Accountable Care Delivery and Gain a Complete Picture of Patients’ Needs

An Interwoven Problem: The Pain and Opioid Crises

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