HIMSS Healthcare IT Awareness Week Activities and Agendas

September 12, 2011
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The Sixth Annual National Health IT Week kicked off today with a Capital Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics Technology Showcase. The annual collaborative forum where public and private healthcare constituents will work in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system. There is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness!

The Sixth Annual National Health IT Week kicked off today with a Capital Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics Technology Showcase. The annual collaborative forum where public and private healthcare constituents will work in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system. There is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness!
Comprehensive health care reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.
With Meaningful Use now providing the way forward, eligible providers across the country increasingly understand the benefits for themselves and their patients, and are adopting Meaningful Use compliant electronic health records.

The following is a list of the agenda and activities for the week. Opportunities to attend virtually are available for certain events.
 


 

Partner
Event
Description
Institute for eHealth Policy and CHIME
Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics’ Technology Showcase
Date: September 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Kennedy Caucus Room, SR-325, Russell Senate Office Building
For more information, www.e-healthpolicy.org
or Arnol Simmons asimmons@himss.org

Open to the public. REGISTER NOW

Webcast of the launch of a Consumer Health IT Program
Date: September 12, 2011 from
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), invites you to attend a live webcast of the launch of a Consumer Health IT Program to support greater consumer engagement in health and health care via information technology. This is an important event in which representatives from leading private sector organizations and government agencies are highlighting their support for consumers’ access to and use of their electronic health information.
This event will highlight consumers, providers, and private sector leaders’ best practices, and federal efforts to empower consumers to access and use their own health information to become partners in their health.

Webcast:  To attend a live webcast of the event, visit:www.hhs.gov/live

HIMSS
HIMSS Virtual Forum
Date: Tuesday, September 13th
Achieving Quality and Efficiencies in Health IT: Perspectives from Accountable Care Organizations
NHIT Week 2011 Partners
National Health IT Week Capitol Hill Press Conference
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 11:00 am – 11:45am
Location: House Triangle
(on the Capitol side of Independence Avenue across from the Rayburn building)
For more information contact Sheri Singer atsheri.singer@verizon.net or 703-346-7111.

Open to the public

CHLI
Join the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)
In Collaboration with HIMSS Latino Community
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 4:30:00 PM-6:30:00 PM
Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515
Cost: Complimentary

Moderator: Luis Belen, Co-Chair of HIMSS Latino Community
Featured Panelists Include:

  • Dr. Warwick Charlton, CMO, Intuit Health
  • CMDR. David Deitz, Office of Minority Health, Office of the Secretary
  • Dr. Joxel Garcia, Dean Ponce School of Medicine
Contact Name: Helena Ramirez
Please RSVP WWW.CHLI.ORG
National eHealth Collaborative
NeHC University HIT Orientation
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time: 1pm ET 
Speaker: Gwenn Darlinger, Project Manager – Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Description: HIT Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to health information technology (HIT). Presented by Gwenn Darlinger, Project Manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the HIT Orientation program will provide attendees with an introduction to HITECH, ONC initiatives and a high-level view of the current HIT landscape in the U.S.
This class is designed for stakeholders who are new to the HIT field, new to NeHC University, or just need a refresher on some of the HIT basics.
Webinar
Access Code: 663 866 965
For more information on this event, stakeholders can visitwww.nationalehealth.org or email university@nationalehealth.org. Stakeholders can register to attend the class at the webinar addresses listed. Classes is free of charge.
National Health IT Collaborative for the UnderservedNational Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved Roundtable on “Vulnerable Populations and HIT”
Date: Wednesday, Sept 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Reserve Officers Association Bldg, One Constitution Ave. NE
National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved Roundtable on “Vulnerable Populations and HIT” (includes participation from HIMSS Latino Community and HIMSS Diversity Business Roundtable)






 

HIMSSCongressional Nursing Informatics Panel DiscussionDate: Wednesday, Sept 14
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1310. 
HIMSSHIMSS Diversity Business Roundtable
Date: Wednesday, Sept 14, 2011
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location:  Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW – Yellowstone/Everglades Room
HIMSS Diversity Business Roundtable open meeting featuring thought leader Willie H. Davis, President of Davis Executive Associates, Member of the Board of the National Capital Area Minority Business Opportunity Center and “Entrepreneur of the Year” in Washington, D.C. and in Palm Springs, California. 
HIMSS
HIMSS 10th Annual Policy Summit
Date: September 14-15, 2011
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington DC
The HIMSS 10th Annual Policy Summit highlights keynote speeches and roundtable discussions from key decision-makers with their finger on the pulse of Capitol Hill and the White House. Learn more at www.himss.org/policysummit
Registration required
HIMSS
Health IT Policy 101 Seminar
Date: Wednesday, Sept 14, 2011
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW
NHIT Week 2011 Partners
NHIT Week 2011 Awards & Networking Reception
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC
Join us—and invite your legislators—for the National Health IT Week Networking Reception
The following Awards will be presented:
Modern Healthcare CEO IT Achievement Awards
CHIME State Advocacy Award for CIO Leadership
HIMSS Federal Leadership Award
HIMSS State Leadership Award

Please RSVP

Open to the public
HIMSS
Policy Summit Hill Visits
Date: Thursday, Sept 15, 2011
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
HIMSS Policy Summit Hill Visits, Location:  Capitol Hill.  HIMSS Staff will be contacting Members of Congress’ offices for appointments as your constituents register for the Policy Summit.
National eHealth Collaborative
Industry Leader Briefing: Engaging Consumer with HIT
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: 12pm ET
Industry Leader: Lygeia Ricciardi, Senior Policy Advisor on Consumer eHealth – Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Description: Goal IV of the ONC Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan is to “Empower Individuals with Health IT to Improve their Health and the Health Care System.” In pursuit of that goal, Lygeia Ricciardi is spearheading the ONC effort to reach consumers and engage them around the tools and resources available to them through HIT. Lygeia will discuss ONC’s consumer engagement campaign as well as her work with the Consumer Consortium on eHealth and how it will impact and accelerate the use of HIT throughout the U.S.
Webinar
Access Code: 663 866 965
For more information on this event, stakeholders can visitwww.nationalehealth.org or email university@nationalehealth.org. Stakeholders can register to attend the class at the webinar addresses listed. Classes is free of charge.