Health Information Technology and Informatics

Thanks to innovations in medicine and technology, people are living longer in the United States. In fact, one in five Americans will be 65 years or older in 2020. This means that the development, implementation, and interoperability of health information systems that improve healthcare delivery is more important than ever. Informatics — the applied science of information and computer information systems — streamlines healthcare systems to enable clearer communication between providers, expand access to and ensure continuity in care across the lifespan, and improve the public's health.

NACCHO has a number of initiatives aimed at helping local health departments advance the use of informatics at their agency. Please contact phinformatics@naccho.org with any questions.

NACCHO is proud to be a collaborator for the 2020 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, March 9-13, 2020 in Orlando, FL. HIMSS20 is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year. Join nearly 45,000 changemakers from 90+ countries for the education, innovation and collaboration you need to reimagine health and wellness for everyone, everywhere. Experience 300+ education sessions, innovative products and services from 1,300+ exhibiting companies, hundreds of specialty education programs and endless networking opportunities with global colleagues. Be part of it all and be the change. Register now at www.himssconference.org.

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The inaugural Local Health IT (LHIT) virtual conference was an online meeting for those involved in local health department technology to learn about best practices and to discuss trending issues. You can find a recording of this conference at NACCHO University.

    NACCHO is currently hosting regular meetings for local health IT professionals. For more information about how to get involved in this growing Community of Practice, email amcpherson [at] naccho [dot] org.

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