Praesidio Healthcare Consulting joins in recognizing the Annual National Health IT Week that is being held October 2-6, 2017. National Health IT Week is an awareness week offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare. “The Value of Health IT.”
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.
Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative.
The Week consists of events across the country, including National Health IT Week participants working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.
As Chair of the Nebraska HIMSS Program Committee, what a privilege it was to be part of Nebraska’s official proclamation of October 2-6, 2017 as Health Information Technology week in Nebraska. Along with other Nebraska HIMSS board and chapter members, at today’s event we received the proclamation from Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley. The proclamation had been signed by Governor Pete Ricketts and Secretary of State John Gale.
So proud to be part of Nebraska HIMSS and Praesidio’s efforts to improve patient care and safety through the effective use of Health Information Technology!