One voice, one vision: National Health IT Week


The power of collaboration and the potential of technology are transforming healthcare. That’s the foundation of the eighth annual National Health IT Week, slated for Sept. 16-20. Dell, a pioneer in end-to-end technology solutions and services that enable information-driven healthcare, is a sponsor and participant in this forum, which strives to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of IT in our changing healthcare system.

Health IT: the future of care

Comprehensive, successful healthcare transformation requires system-wide adoption of health information technology. Health IT improves the quality of care delivery, boosts patient safety, helps eliminate medical errors, and strengthens the relationship between patients and healthcare providers.  With this top of mind, National Health IT Week brings thought leaders together from corporate, government and non-profit organizations to discuss the future of healthcare technology.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this important national initiative once again,” says Dell Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Litt. “Dell’s experience in and commitment to healthcare transformation is a huge part of our company story. The role technology and information can—and must—play in healthcare cannot be understated.”

The week’s highlights:

Dell will participate in several National Health IT Week events in Washington, D.C., including:

  • The 12th Annual HIMSS Policy Summit will explore how we can better engage patients through meaningful use and the road to safety regulations.
  • The Childhood Cancer Caucus will highlight federal efforts to combat childhood cancer, as part of National Childhood Cancer month.
  • An interactive policy forum sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center will look at key technologies and trends that are ushering in the era of personalized medicine.

In addition, we will highlight real-world stories of information-driven healthcare in action via @DellHealth on Twitter, and our healthcare leadership team will post a series of blogs with their thoughts on how IT has redefined healthcare over the past 10 years, and what the future holds.

What’s your vision for health IT?  And what role will you play? We hope to see you participate in National Health IT Week — you can start by looking at the complete schedule.  For more information on Dell’s solutions put to work, check out our customer success stories. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @DellHealth.


Ann Braley Smith

Ann Braley Smith

Dell Contributor at Tech Page One
Ann Braley Smith works for Dell, and she writes about healthcare, the relationship of IT to government, and other topics.
Ann Braley Smith
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