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.

Current News

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
President Barack Obama proclaimed September 11-17, 2013 as National Health Information Technology Week....
Added: Monday, September 16, 2013 | Current News | Media Article
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 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
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
Commentary on patient-doctor relationship, communication, and exchange of health information. ...
Added: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 | Current News |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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