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National Health IT Week (Sept 11–17)

President Obama declared this week National Health Information Technology Week. Here’s the text of an email I received from the Office of the National Coordinator:

White House Proclaims National Health Information Technology Week

President Barack Obama has declared the week of September 11–17, 2011, National Health Information Technology Week.

National Health Information Technology Week is a time to highlight the importance of efficient information systems that protect the privacy and security of personal health information while improving the delivery of health care in the United States.

We encourage you to help promote National Health Information Technology Week by posting one of ONC’s new web graphics on your website, in a blog post, or tweet. Visit HealthIT.gov for instructions on how to use the new web graphics.

This White House proclamation underscores the importance of using technology to transform the nation’s health care system and improve the privacy and security of personal health information.

Here is the link to the formal declaration by the President.

What do you think about National Health IT Week?

This post is the personal opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP does not endorse a specific EHR brand or product and ACP makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein.

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