The American Osteopathic Association of Medical Informatics (AOAMI) is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week

This October 5-9, AOAMI—as a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare—is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week. National Health IT Week is the premier event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare. "One Voice, One Vision."

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.

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 healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative.

The Week consists of events in Washington DC and across the country, including National Health IT Weekparticipants—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.

Visit for a full list of partners and updates on the Week's activities. Working together with our growing coalition of stakeholders, AOAMI is helping to transform healthcare for all.

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eHealth Resources Available on CMS Website

Last week CMS launched its eHealth initiative at the 13th annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans. To help providers and vendors learn more about the initiative, CMS developed new resources about eHealth and how it will improve health care delivery.
Visit the new CMS eHealth website to view the resources, including:

  • eHealth Fact Sheet – Explains the goal of eHealth, and how the initiative will affect the future of health care.
  • eHealth Roadmap – Provides a visual overview of how eHealth will improve quality of care, create better health outcomes, and reduce costs.

CMS also encourages you to read the blog posts about eHealth on the CMS blog, where you can find updates on eHealth and important program milestones.

Media Resources
Also available to health care publications is an eHealth drop-in article, which allows editors to print and post the content of the document in their publications and websites.

Join the Twitter Conversation!
CMS is tweeting about the EHR Incentive Programs and other eHealth initiatives. Join the conversation by using #CMSeHealth and following the @CMSGov Twitter handle.

Note: Make sure to add to your approved senders list so that eHealth listserv messages do not get caught in your spam folder.

Want to find out more about eHealth?
Visit the CMS eHealth website for the latest news and updates on CMS' eHealth initiatives.

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