September 15, 2014 - 12:30 pm
By P. Michele Ellison | Chair, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force and Deputy General Counsel

At the FCC this week, the Connect2HeatlhFCC Task Force is joining public and private stakeholders in celebrating National Health IT Week, September 15-19:  http://www.healthit.gov/healthitweek/.  Two big events of note:

  • On Tuesday, September 16, Commissioner Clyburn will present at the First Annual National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved Conference: “Connecting for Health Empowerment Using Health Information Technology to Transform Care in Multicultural Communities.”  This conference will present "cutting edge" strategies that use health information technology tools to advance health and eliminate disparities: http://www.nhitunderserved.org/index.html

We’re pleased to contribute to the effort to raise awareness of Health Information Technology’s power to improve the health and health care of consumers across the nation.  And, we salute the health care providers, communications carriers, technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and many others who are using Health IT to transform how care is delivered, health information shared, quality measured, and consumers engaged in their own health and health care. 

We believe that the transformative power of broadband in health will be realized when everyone, everywhere is connected to the providers, information, supports and services they need to get or stay healthy. 

To learn more about FCC's healthcare initiatives, please visit www.fcc.gov/health.

 

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