ONS Celebrates National Health IT Week
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Health information technology (HIT) improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.
To mark the important role HIT plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and others across the U.S. have joined together to raise awareness of National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week , September 10-14, 2012.
“Our participation in National HIT Week highlights ONS’s commitment to ensure health information technology is integrated, interactive, interoperable, and intelligent to provide the best patient outcomes, said Elizabeth Wertz Evans, RN, BSN, MPM, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FACMPE, ONS Executive Director, Professional Practice and Programs. “By working together we can leverage the technology to promote an increased quality of care for patients with cancer.”
ONS is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.ons.org.
About National Health Information Technology Week
Now in its seventh year, National Health IT 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. Log onto www.healthitweek.org for more information.