National Health IT (NHIT) Week 2016

This is the first year that the state of Alabama officially recognizes National Health IT Week!  On September 28th, Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation of celebration for our state.


Who:  Initiated by HIMSS in 2006, National Health IT Week partners include providers, state organizations, colleges and universities, non-profits, state/local HIMSS chapters, and corporate healthcare and IT organizations.

What:  It is a collaborative forum where public and private healthcare constituents work in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the U.S. healthcare system.  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. “The Value of Health IT.”

Where:  Events are held across the country — by 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.

When :  September 26-30, 2016


AL HIMSS members at the NHIT Week proclamation signing ceremony in Montgomery yesterday with Governor Bentley were (from L to R):

Mark Kilborn, CIO at Springhill Medical Center;  Allen Daniels, Systems Admin at Huntsville Hospital;  Steve Anderson, Director of Revenue Cycle & Ancillary Systems at St. Vincent's Health System;  John West, CTO at Brookwood Baptist Health;  Dr. Chris Davis, CIO/CMIO at Brookwood Baptist Health;  Tiffani Collins, Sr Business Analyst at PointClear Solutions;  Jeremiah Bonde, AL HIMSS Chapter President and Sr Account Executive at The SSI Group, Inc;  Mark Lauteren, CIO at the University of South Alabama Health System;  Dr. Jorge Alsip, CMIO at UAB Health System.