As a premiere, respected, and innovative nexus of trans-disciplinary partners, our charge is to inform and increase the knowledge base of the benefits of HIT among underserved populations, with an emphasis on communities of color and those who care for them. Our goal is to ensure that no community is left behind.

Here you will find a collection of relevant news articles, press releases, announcements, and updates on data and research releases that target our populations of focus and highlight the benefits of HIT in eliminating health disparities. You can also easily search and find this information in the NHIT Resource Library.

A call for all innovators inspired to build digital health tools that connect underserved populations to the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI)....
Added: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Press Release | Media Article
NHIT Collaborative Wall Street Summit focused on reducing disparities in health and healthcare for underserved communities...
Added: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Press Release | Media Article
The CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by The MITRE Corporation, has announced a new partnership with The National Health ...
Added: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 | Press Release | Media Article
Join NHIT Collaborative at the recently launched HIMSS Connected Health Conference, an all-inclusive conference featuring three innovative events �� the mHealth Summit, now in its 7th year, and th...
Added: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | Events | Media Article
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 ...
Added: Thursday, October 08, 2015 | Press Release | About NHIT
Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine & Health IT Innovation....
Added: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | Events | Media Article
Only 48% of those making less than $25,000 have broadband service at home. Lifeline must evolve to efficiently and effectively help low-income consumers afford access to essential communications serv...
Added: Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Press Release | Media Article
NHIT Collaborative convened thought-leaders across the spectrum of private/public and community leaders at its Spring Summit...
Added: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Current News |
Innovating for Underserved Business Plan Challenge...
Added: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Current News |
30 years after the Heckler Report, the NHIT Collaborative brings together public/private and community stakeholders to move the needle on reducing health disparities...
Added: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Current News |
On December 3, 2014, the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), in collaboration with the HHS IDEA Lab, convened a meeting in the Financial District of New York Cit...
Added: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Current News | Blog
The NHIT Collaborative is looking forward to working with Dr. DeSalvo in her new role, where she will undoubtedly explore the use health IT as a key lever to controlling and managing outbreaks such as...
Added: Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Press Release | Media Article
On September 16th, 2014 at the first annual conference for the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), Dr. DeSalvo spoke candidly about the challenge of reaching mu...
Added: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Press Release | Reports
The HELEN initiative is excited to bring on the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved to help ensure that health policy issues impacting HIT and health disparities are appropriately add...
Added: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Press Release | Media Article
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 ...
Added: Thursday, October 09, 2014 | Press Release | Reports
At the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Spring Health Braintrust, the National REACH Coalition(NRC), in collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine, and the National Collaborative for ...
Added: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Press Release | Vision
Today, the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved released a good news report. The report describes exciting opportunities to jump start use of health information technology (HIT) in co...
Added: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Press Release | Reports
Washington, DC. Today Ruth Perot, Co-Founder of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), announced the appointment of Luis Belen, as Chief Executive Officer of th...
Added: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Press Release | About NHIT
HIT for Consumers in Communities of Color: Strategies to "Leapfrog" Disparities in Access, Adoption and Use...
Added: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | Events | Presentations
Tom Kauley, a founding member of NHIT's National Advisory Council, made his unexpected transition in mid-September 2013, leaving a legacy of service and commitment that few can equal. ...
Added: Friday, September 20, 2013 | Press Release |
President Barack Obama proclaimed September 11-17, 2013 as National Health Information Technology Week....
Added: Monday, September 16, 2013 | Current News | Media Article
This webinar is the second in a series, sponsored by the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT), that highlights the impact of HIT on the underserved and health disparities. NHIT ...
Added: Friday, August 23, 2013 | Events | Presentations
This webinar will highlight the impact of HIT on the underserved and health disparities, with a focus on ONC's recent report. (Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and thos...
Added: Saturday, June 15, 2013 | Events | Presentations
On June 3, Joyce Hunter, a founding member who has led NHIT�s Rapid Response Team since 2009, became Deputy Chief Information Officer of Policy and Planning at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Co...
Added: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Current News |
With some healthcare providers now into their second year of meaningful use reporting, Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments were estimated at $12.3 billion paid to a total of 219,00...
Added: Monday, March 18, 2013 | Current News | Media Article
There is no limit on the amount of Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments that will be distributed to health care providers who meet meaningful use requirements, according to National Coordinator for...
Added: Friday, September 14, 2012 | Current News | Media Article
The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) unveiled its new leadership team today. NHIT also announced the departure of NHIT�s former Chief Operating Officer, Marcia Thomas-Brow...
Added: Monday, September 10, 2012 | Press Release | About NHIT
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and HHS' Office of Minority Health recently announced the launch of a contest for a mobile health application to help women fight and prevent cance...
Added: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | Current News | Media Article
Health IT Initiative Aimed at Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color reflects key provisions of Tri-Caucus Health Equity and Accountability Act...
Added: Friday, August 24, 2012 | Press Release | Fact sheets
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Changes to the Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program for Calendar Year 2011....
Added: Friday, September 30, 2011 | Press Release | Fact sheets
WASHINGTON - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will widen its efforts in mid-September to bring consumers into its orbit of tools and outreach with a campaign to get the public more...
Added: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | Current News | Journal Article
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health and Quest Diagnostics, based in Madison, N.J., today announced a program through which Quest Diagnostics will donate e...
Added: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | Press Release | Reports
The Impact of Federal and State Health IT Investments in Underserved and Communities of Color: Successes, Challenges, Next Steps....
Added: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | Events |
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing a series of national provider calls addressing the specifics of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs for hospitals and indiv...
Added: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 | Events |
Commentary on patient-doctor relationship, communication, and exchange of health information. ...
Added: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 | Current News |
An opportunity for all health IT stakeholders, especially those working to help healthcare providers meet the requirements of the new Meaningful Use rule, to learn how Health Center Controlled Network...
Added: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | Events |
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) together with The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) invite you to join us for an Audio Training on the Final...
Added: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | Events |
The eHealth Initiative's National Forum on Health Information Exchange will convene health IT coordinators and health information exchanges from dozens of states to discuss the challenges and strategi...
Added: Thursday, May 06, 2010 | Events |
The conference will inform participants about the opportunities, benefits and challenges of adopting and utilizing electronic health records (EHRs) that comply with meaningful use regulations under co...
Added: Thursday, May 06, 2010 | Events |
A managed care health insurer wants to help regional health IT extension centers with their support of small physician practices that treat low income and underserved patients....
Added: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | Current News |
An evaluation in the April Health Affairs suggests how to make the most of this new approach: Routinely ask patients how they like it and what they want. ...
Added: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 | Current News |
Pressure from global recession and relentlessly rising costs of chronic disease will force healthcare systems across the world to become more patient-focused, a report on the industry said on Tuesday....
Added: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 | Current News |
Patient engagement should be a critical piece of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, public comment on a draft framework indicates....
Added: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 | Current News |
Webinar on ONC's efforts to create a comprehensive infrastructure for secure health information exchange....
Added: Monday, April 05, 2010 | Events |
Academia and the Research Community will support health providers by delivering more than 50,000 new health IT professionals to the workforce and addressing current and future barriers to achieving me...
Added: Friday, April 02, 2010 | Current News |
Please join the National eHealth Collaborative Board of Directors as it hosts a series of interactive discussions with experts and stakeholders on important and timely issues in health information tec...
Added: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | Events |
Consumer Consent Options for Electronic Health Information Exchange ...
Added: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | Current News |
Two years after Barack Obama's presidential campaign pledge to vastly increase usage of electronic health records (EHRs), the White House is following through....
Added: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | Current News |
The new Healthcare Reform law puts an even greater emphasis on electronic medical records and payment systems....
Added: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | Current News |
Ingenix and the American Medical Association (AMA) are working together to help physicians use health IT systems to enhance patient care, simplify administration and improve clinical efficiency....
Added: Friday, March 19, 2010 | Current News |
Article on healthcare workforce shortage in US....
Added: Thursday, March 18, 2010 | Current News |
Wireless broadband is transforming education, health care, energy conservation, social services, civic involvement and entertainment; and bring abundant benefits to consumers and businesses alike....
Added: Thursday, March 18, 2010 | Current News |
A study to understand national minority broadband adoption trends, and examine broadband adoption and use between and within minority groups....
Added: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | Current News |
The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings will host a national conference, "Charting a Course for Health Care Quality Improvement: Data-Driven Strategies for Eliminating Health Disparit...
Added: Monday, March 15, 2010 | Events |
Using iris identification to match patients to their medical records in underserved and uninsured communities....
Added: Monday, March 15, 2010 | Current News |
Mobile phones may be a key weapon in the war against HIV and AIDS in Africa...
Added: Monday, March 08, 2010 | Current News |
Comments from Dr. Blumenthal (ONC) on the issue of HIT implementation....
Added: Monday, March 08, 2010 | Current News |
A year after Congress agreed to spend billions of dollars to encourage a national switch to electronic health records, many doctors and hospitals have grown skeptical of the pace and details of the pl...
Added: Monday, March 08, 2010 | Current News |
The Disparities Solutions Center Web Seminar Series Addressing Disparities through HIT: Current Efforts and a Look towards the Future...
Added: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 | Events |
Today the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) launches their new website....
Added: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 | Press Release | About NHIT
Press Release announcing NHIT as new Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) Ambassadors...
Added: Monday, March 01, 2010 | Current News | About NHIT
Medicaid patients in the Alabama's more remote locations will have a new option for receiving specialty care close to home due to new telemedicine service....
Added: Friday, February 26, 2010 | Current News |
he National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Wednesday continued its rolling award of broadband stimulus grants, doling out $63 million for four broadband grants in Massachusetts, ...
Added: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Current News |
President Barack Obama is making nearly $600 million in stimulus funds available to help community health centers nationwide adopt health information technology and develop new construction and renova...
Added: Thursday, December 10, 2009 | Current News |
Students with limited access to computers struggle to keep up in the digital age....
Added: Sunday, December 06, 2009 | Current News |
About a third of Americans have gone online using a cell phone or other hand-held device. And an increasing number of people are using the devices for activities such as texting, sending e-mails, play...
Added: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 | Current News |
On October 29, 2009, the Summit Health Institute for Research and Education (SHIRE) and the California Endowment sponsored the Health Information Technology Resource Teach-In: Building skills and prov...
Added: Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Events |
From e-visits to tracking prescriptions, the medical industry™s shift to digital records could have the greatest impact on poor and minority communities. At a recent ethnic physicians™ s...
Added: Thursday, October 01, 2009 | Current News |
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