This October, InfoGard Laboratories 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.”
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 Week participants —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.
As the healthcare community becomes more technologically advanced, InfoGard sees the increasing concern of protecting patient health information (PHI), especially in electronic form. As part of National Health IT Week, InfoGard will release a prerecorded webinar presenting 10 steps that detail how a covered entity can protect itself from a potential breach. Following the presentation, viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions via email which will be answered by InfoGard’s technical staff and posted on our Health IT Blog throughout the Week.
The webinar will be released here on the blog at 11am PDT on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Visit www.HealthITWeek.org for a full list of the Week’s activities.