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If you haven't already, please check out our Wiki page on the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. We want your input on how we can achieve interoperability. This is one way you can weigh in on the path forward. Meanwhile, our big week is coming up in just four short weeks so be sure to sign up or follow along on the Web (read on)!

National Health IT Week is Coming

To kick off National Health IT Week on Monday, September 15th from 9-5pm EDT, we will be hosting our 4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit here in Washington, D.C.This day-long event will highlight public and private sector efforts to advance patient engagement by empowering people with their digital health data and technology. To learn more and register, visit Please note that there is no cost to participate but due to space limitations, participation is on a first-come, first serve basis.

Then, on Friday, September 19th, we will be hosting a Health IT Safety Webinar at 1pm EDT. Register now to learn more about the progress we are making to improve health-care quality and safety with health IT.

Webinar: How Immunization Information Systems Can Help Pediatric Offices

Hear from ONC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) experts about the ways that Immunization Information Systems can help pediatric offices achieve meaningful use and about the collaborations between ONC and CDC around consumer access to immunization data and cross jurisdictional exchange of immunization data. The webinar will be held Wednesday, August 27th at 2pm EDT. Register today.

Using Health IT to Control Hypertension

Some of us at ONC, CDC, and Million Hearts can't wait to see what you are going to submit for the EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge! In case you missed it, you can now view the recording of the August 5 webinar (and read the transcript) in which we described the purpose behind the challenge, requirements for submission, and answered questions from the audience. Phase 1 entries are due October 6, so you have about 45 days left to show us how your blood pressure protocols have improved hypertension among your patients and how these can be spread to other providers. Read the Health IT Buzz blog post to learn more, and visit the challenge website to submit your solution!

Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of August 25

The Health IT Policy Committee's Governance Subgroup meets Tuesday at 10:30am (all times Eastern). Watch this link for the agenda, meeting materials, and dial-in information.
Thursday The Health IT Standards Committee's NwHIN Power Team meets Thursday at 3:30pm. The agenda and meeting slides will be posted prior to the meeting, so stay tuned.

Federal Health Architecture Newsletter

Interested in learning more about what federal agencies are doing to enhance health IT and promote better healthcare? Subscribe to the Federal Health Architecture's The Pulse, a bi-monthly newsletter focusing on FHA federal partner activities in the area of health IT. 

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