Highlights from National Health IT Week 2014

US healthcare industry concludes yet another fantastic episode of National Health IT Week (#NHITWeek), assuring better health care in the coming days. NHIT Week as always has been a superbly collaborative forum where this year too healthcare stakeholders worked together and shared their perspective towards “Value of Health IT”.

 

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The healthcare industry is undertaking a huge change with focus on improving the quality of care at reduced cost that demands open and engaging discussion from different healthcare IT stakeholders. We have celebrated #NHITWeek by participating in various activities ranging from Press Release, Blog Carnival, Social Media interaction and many more. Throughout the event ewe had been busy keeping our eye on multiple discussion on the trending topics of the event like patient engagement and empowerment, Interoperability, mHealth and generating live tweets to show our commitment towards National Health IT Week.

Few of the event highlights were –

DeSalvo touts interoperability, Blue Button at Consumer Health IT Summit

#NHITWeek Kicked off with 2014 Annual Consumer Health IT Summit. National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo talked about the advancements in the industry, such as Blue Button, which allows patients to secure online access to their electronic records, and the commitment to interoperability.

Infographic 25 Years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey

HIMSS released a report that includes the findings of 25 years of their annual Health IT Leadership survey. The report includes responses from over 12,700 hospital and health system leaders from 1990-2014.

New patient engagement chief at ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division.

ONC, Health IT industry argue over interoperability

Lawmakers respond to industry outcry with Flex-IT Bill — ONC, #HIT people argue over interoperability.

10 Ways to Make ICD-10 Relatable to ANYONE during #NHITweek

HiMSS released 10 ways to make ICD-10 relatable which is useful to anyone.

Share your favorite moment during #NHITWeek.

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