National Health IT Week

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is a proud partner of National Health IT Week, an awareness week offering all health care stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. health care.

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Comprehensive health care reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of health care delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and health care 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 health care as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative.

The Week consists of events across the country, including National Health IT Week participants —vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.

You can join the conversation on Twitter by using the #NHITWeek hashtag, and you can support this week by completing Harnessing Health Information Technology to Assist Individuals and Teams: Practical Insights from the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, PBRN issue, April-June 2014 (1.25 CEs) and Best Practices for Measuring Practice Transformation to Implement the Triple Aim (1.25 CEs) on the AANP CE Center. Both sessions are available until October 31, 2017.

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