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National Health IT Week

National Health IT Week

September 26-30, 2016


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A Message from President Obama Commemorating National Health IT Week


“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.”

President Barack Obama, commemorating National Health IT Week

For the full message see:

Here are some of the events. View daily for updates

  • New resources: Health IT Playbook, EHR Contract Guide
  • Blockchain white papers posted
  •  Newest survey on hospitals using certified EHRs
  • Dr. Vindell Washington will be available on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00 am ET using #AskVindell for Twitter Chat
  • Twitter Chat on Model Privacy Notice on Thursday, September 29th at 2:00 pm ET using #MPNchat
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Introduction to the Health IT Playbook



The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed this 1st edition of the Health IT Playbook (Release 1.0) to address many of the questions that providers ask during implementation and use of health IT. Created from compilation of multiple research, previously developed as well as newly created tools, this playbook provides content that addresses these questions and more:

  • How do I choose, implement, or upgrade an electronic health record (EHR) system?
  • How do I redesign workflows to improve and optimize practice efficiency and effectiveness?
  • How can I connect and share information with other providers and public health officials?
  • How can I activate and engage patients and their families?
  • How do I learn more about improving patient outcomes and prepare for new quality payment programs?
  • How do I protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal health information in my EHR system?

Will include Electronic Health Records, Certified Health IT, Health Information Exchange, Patient Engagement, Value-Based Care, Privacy and Security, Quality & Patient Safety, Care Settings, Population and Public Health, and Specialists.

For the complete playbook visit: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology HEALTH IT PLAYBOOK: