Below are the details for an upcoming NHIT Event:

Bridging the Digital Divide - Connecting Patients and Providers

Start Date: March 9th, 2011
End Date: March 9th, 2011


NHIT and its partner, National eHealth Collaborative, would like to thank those who participated in the webinar. For those who weren’t able to join us we’ve made the Powerpoint slides and Webinar Audio available for download.


Bridging the Digital Divide
Connecting Patients and Providers to Eliminate Health Disparities

Join National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) as we partner with the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) for the first joint Stakeholder Forum. This will be an interactive discussion with leading experts on leveraging health IT to improve the health of underserved populations.

Despite continued advances in medical care and delivery, health disparities still exist across underserved populations in the US. From access to continuity and coordination of care, minority and low-income populations can trail their white and high-income counterparts by up to 20 percent.

With the advent of health IT, solutions to overcoming health disparities have begun to emerge. The rise of the internet and proliferation of mobile wireless internet access have given providers and patients new ways to connect and stay connected.

Attend "Bridging the Digital Divide" with NeHC and NHIT to continue this conversation with experts who are on the front lines in the fight to eliminate health disparities through the use of health IT.

Expert Participants

[Moderator] David Hunt, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Garth Graham, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ernest Carter, MD, PhD, Founder/Director
Howard University TeleHealth Sciences and Advanced Technology Center
and Senior Physician Informaticist, Westat

Diane Lee, Professor of Information Systems and Director
Center for Emerging and Advanced Information Technologies
St. Louis Community College

Silas Buchanan, Director of E-Health Initiatives
The Cave Institute

Stakeholder Forum