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  • In households with annual incomes less than $20,000, 35% have broadband connectivity compared with 85% of households with annual incomes greater than $75,000.
  • 74% of U.S. nurses recommend health-related Web sites to their patients.
  • As of March 31, 2009, there are 6,080 Primary Care HPSAs with 65 million people living in them. It would take 16,585 practitioners to meet their need for primary care providers (a population to practitioner ratio of 2,000:1).
  • Under the terms of the HITECH Act, CMS will offer incentives to medical practices that use digital medical records technology. Starting 2011, physicians will get $44,000 - $64,000 over 5 years for implementing and using a certified electronic system.
  • 77% of people in a national survey said they would like to get reminders via e-mail from their doctors when they are due for a visit; 75 percent want the ability to schedule a doctor's visit via the Internet; 74 percent would like to use e-mail to communicate directly with their doctor.
  • 65% of physicians in the country work in clinics of four doctors or fewer. Of these, only 20% has gone paperless.
  • $39 Billion in federal dollars has been designated to help the nation convert to Health IT.
  • Low-income Americans and people of color continue to experience disproportionately higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options and less access to health care.
  • 67 percent of people in a national survey would like to receive the results of diagnostic tests via e-mail; 64 percent want access to an electronic medical record to capture information; and 57 percent would like to use a home monitoring device that allows them to e-mail blood pressure readings to their doctor's office.


NHIT Conference


The NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved brought together diverse stakeholders to capitalize on President’s Precision Medicine Initiative to advance health equity and spur innovation America during it's "Second Annual NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved Conference: Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine & Health IT Innovation."

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The National Health IT Collaborative brought together public/private and community stakeholders for their Spring Summit, Health Disparities and The Heckler Report: 30 Years in Focus- Game Changing HIT Solutions.
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White House Briefing: Advancing Health Equity through Health IT Innovation and Collaboration
On April 22nd, 2015 the White House hosted the "Advancing Health Equity through Health IT Innovation and Collaboration" briefing on behalf of the NHIT Collaborative. The event focused on how health information technology (HIT), through innovation and public/private collaboration contributes to health equity and the elimination of disparities in multicultural and other underserved communities.

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On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) hosted the first in a series of annual conferences to present cutting-edge strategies that use health IT (HIT) tools to advance healthcare and ultimately improve health in underserved populations. Action plans based on conference recommendations will be unveiled in April, 2015 during National Minority Health Month.
Read Press Release for more details.

 


PMI Challenge


Precision Medicine for the Underserved
NHIT Collaborative and Partners Announce “Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine Tools” Challenge at HIMSS Connected Health Conference. With funding from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and partnerships with The Global City Teams Challenge, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners Healthcare, The ICE Alliance, Howard University College of Medicine, TracFone, HIMSS and the Intel Corporation to inspire entrepreneurs to build digital health tools to connect underserved to President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).

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NHIT Collaborative to Appear at HIMSS16

February 29 – March 4
Sands Expo and Convention Center | Las Vegas

Las Vegas welcomes the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, February 29 – March 4, 2016, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. More than 40,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health IT issues and view innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.

NHIT Collaborative is proud to support this annual event that helps health IT professionals find the right solutions for their organizations.

 
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NHIT Collaborative Hosts a Panel of Experts and Congressman G.K. Butterfield to Discuss the Intersection between Lifeline Reform and Health IT for Underserved
On September 10th, 2015, the NHIT Collaborative will convene a roundtable discussion entitled, “Lifeline and Healthcare: Leveraging Mobile Health to Address Health Disparities in All Communities.” The event will bring together key voices to discuss the important role the LifeLine program plays in eliminating disparities in healthcare quality and availability, as well as the challenges & opportunities for poor, multicultural and other underserved populations.

 

 



Please join the NHIT Collaborative in congratulating and supporting our National Advisory Board member, Daniel E. Dawes, on his new book 150 Years of ObamaCare. This book debunks contemporary understandings of health reform and illuminates the law like never before. This book “…will be a game-changer in highlighting the critical juncture we will face this year and beyond, as we strive to move toward a more equitable, accessible and patient-centered health system.” 

Please visit his website and order your copy of the book through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

 

Karen-DeSalvo

Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
US Department of Health and Human Services 
 

On September 16th, 2014 Dr. Karen DeSalvo spoke candidly about the challenge of reaching multicultural underserved populations at the first NHIT annual conference“I want to assure you that I wake up every day thinking of how we can best serve everyone in this country. Everyone.  With a focus on those who need it the most and particularly those who often don’t have a voice.” Read “Dr. Karen DeSalvo touts collaboration to achieve health IT goals” article for more details. 

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On December 3, 2014, the NHIT Collaborative in collaboration with the HHS IDEA Lab, convened the Wall Street Roundtable. The meeting was the first of its kind where we brought together key representatives of private foundations, technology firms, non-profit organizations and financial institutions to discuss investments in health IT solutions geared towards helping underserved populations. The roundtable was the catalyst for the “Innovating for the Underserved Business Plan Challenge, which we secured funding for, and announced in April at our Spring Summit.  We are proud to have led and brought this initiative to fruition! Read blog for more details.

 

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