Serving our nation’s EMS practitioners

Top News

All News

It's National Health IT Week!

Sep 10, 2012

National Health IT Week 2012 takes place September 10-14, with the theme, "One Voice, One Vision: Entering the 7th Year of Transforming Health and Care." NAEMT is a partner in the event. 

Last year, 200 organizations participated in National Health IT Week, which also was recognized by President Obama — who issued an official proclamation of National Health IT Week — and by the U.S. Senate, which passed a resolution declaring National Health IT Week.

The week celebrates public and private healthcare constituents working 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.

See activities and an agenda for the week here.