Minneapolis, MN (September 17, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today its support for National Health IT (NHIT) Week, a week-long celebration of the value of health IT taking place Sept. 16-20, 2013.
Now in its eighth year, NHIT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents — vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups — working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. With the theme One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care, NHIT Week brings together policy makers and influencers for various events throughout the week, including a press conference, technology showcase and policy summit.
"Health IT plays a crucial role in transforming the nation's healthcare system, and Wolters Kluwer Health is committed to raising awareness of that role and to delivering the integrated point of care solutions that help increase patient safety and decrease medical errors," said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "By collaborating with others in the healthcare industry through activities like NHIT Week, our goal is to advance the availability and adoption of integrated and interoperable technology which will ultimately promote positive patient outcomes."