Winter 2017 Newsletter ♦ National HIT Week - Advocacy Committee
By Ian Slade, HIMSS CAR Vice Chair Western Region
and Shanti Wilson, HIMSS Northern California Chair of HIT Advocacy
The week of September 26, 2016 was National Health IT Week. This year’s theme celebrated precision medicine, telemedicine, women in IT and interoperability. The Northern and Southern California HIMSS Chapters presented the “Commitment to Health IT” award to the University of California, Davis Health System for their ongoing excellence in using IT to improve the health of Californians. We had the pleasure to hear from prior Davies and EMRAM Stage 7 winners Dr. Jeffrey Wadja, CMIO, John Cook, Interim CIO and Dr. Scott McDonald, EHR Medical Director. Over fifty attendees participated, and we were able to have a personal tour of their state of the art hospital. Congratulations to our UC Davis partner!