Year after year, the U.S. National Health IT Week celebration evolves in its mission to elevate the awareness of health information technology and its use in providing better care and sustaining better health. During the week, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks pulse with inspiring stories, policymaker activation, insight into the state of health technology and a collective unity in the understanding that technology can enrich our lives. This guide will help you master the social space and ensure you make an impact during U.S. National Health IT Week.
Know Your Hashtags
The home for everything U.S. National Health IT Week. Share photos, videos and updates on how you’re celebrating.
Tell a Story that Inspires Progress
Stories are powerful—and they matter. Technology can better enable us to care for ourselves and each other: this is a notion worth sharing. And social media is a great place to share it. Read and share personal accounts of how others just like you have been touched by health IT.
Activate & Educate Policymakers
Elected officials are instrumental in ensuring that policies are put in place to expand access to and the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through the use of IT and management systems. Together we can activate policymakers on the important issues and policy decisions that affect the efficacy of health IT. How?
Follow the National Health IT Week points of engagement when interacting with your state and federal elected officials to educate them on the value of health IT using the #NHITweek, #HITworks, and/or #IHeartHIT hashtags. Write content, share articles, resources, and/or videos to help policymakers see why health IT matters to you. You can engage and follow via the Twitter Lists below:
- U.S. Senate Twitter List
- U.S. House of Representatives Twitter List
- State Representative and Senate Social Accounts List
- U.S. Governors Twitter List
- Top 25 Most Populous U.S. Cities Mayors Twitter List
Change Your Social Profile Image
Use this #IHeartHIT social media avatar as a conversation piece to talk about the definition, impact and your role in health IT for the betterment of health and healthcare delivery.
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U.S. National Health IT Week
HIMSS’s U.S. National Health IT Week is an action week focused on supporting healthy communities through the application of information and technology. The week provides an opportunity for us to come together and take action to transform health in the U.S. and around the globe.
Originally published August 26, 2016, updated September 9, 2019