Celebrating National Health IT Week
The first week of October is National Health IT Week (NHIT). WISHIN believes this is the perfect opportunity to th
ank its WISHIN Pulse participants for helping create one of the most robust health information exchanges in the nation.
Health IT improves quality of care and patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interactions between patients and health care providers. WISHIN continues to grow and innovate every month and looks forward to helping shape the future of health IT in Wisconsin as the state's designated entity for electronic health information exchange.
Here is a snapshot of WISHIN's numbers as of August 2017:
HIMSS and the Institute for eHealth Policy established National Health IT Week in 2006. For one week each year, the Administration, Congress, corporations, providers, and non-profit organizations around the country join together to recognize the importance of health IT and shine a spotlight on the value it brings to health care in the United States. For more information on NHIT Week, or how your organization can get involved, visit http://www.healthitweek.org/.
In the spirit of the week, WISHIN would like to turn the spotlight on its partners at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) eHealth Program, which administers the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. DHS recently published a set of updates to its eHealth website.
The updated site includes additional resources for health care consumers and health care professionals on how to reap the benefits of health IT.