Sunday, April 27, 2008

2008 Health IT Week Coming

From June 9-13, National Health IT Week 2008 will take place in Washington D.C. Recognized by Senate Resolutions in 2006 and 2007, the National Health IT Week is the leading forum for developing common ground to advance the adoption of HIT to transform health and care in the U.S. Public and private sector organizations with diverse perspectives on health and care will gather to work together under one banner. The goal is to improve healthcare efficiency, quality, cost-effectiveness, and patient safety through HIT.

Health IT week is geared towards partner organizations and key healthcare constituents including information technology and interconnectivity vendors, hospital and provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry and professional associations, and consumer protection groups.

National Health IT Week 2008 will have several partner events:

  • The HIMSS Summit will be held on June 9-10, 2008 to focus on health IT leadership. Register Now
  • HIMSS Advocacy Day will be held on June 10-11, 2008 to provide training so that more than 300 individuals will be able to visit hundreds of members of Congress on June 11, 2008. Register Now
  • National Health IT Week Advocacy Day Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held in the evening on June 11 at the Capitol Hill Club
  • The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics Technology Showcase will be held on June 12, 2008. An exhibition of health IT solutions and innovations will be presented
  • A Capitol Hill Press Conference to be held on June 12, 2008 will be the cornerstone of National Health IT Week 2008 media events
  • The Center for Information Therapy Seventh Annual Conference will be held on June 12-13, 2008 at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

For more details and to register, visit for event updates and details. For other questions or information, contact Alyssa Willard at (919) 791-0012, extension 112, or email