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File #: Res 1890-2013    Version: * Name: September 16th to September 20, 2013 as Health Information Technology Week in NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 8/22/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution designating the week of September 16th to September 20, 2013 as “Health Information Technology Week” in New York City.
Sponsors: Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mathieu Eugene, Sara M. Gonzalez, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Ruben Wills, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2013*Maria Del Carmen Arroyo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1890
 
Resolution designating the week of September 16th to September 20, 2013 as "Health Information Technology Week" in New York City.
 
 
By Council Members Arroyo, Comrie, Eugene, Gonzalez, Jackson, James, Koo, Koslowitz, Mendez, Palma, Rose, Wills and Rodriguez
Whereas, National Health Information Technology Week is organized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and is supported by corporate and non-profit partners from around the country; and
Whereas, Last year, over 250 healthcare related organizations participated in National Health Information Technology Week 2012; and
Whereas, Comprehensive health care reform is not possible without the system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between  patients and healthcare providers; and
Whereas, The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for the "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology to improve patient care; and
Whereas, New York's eligible providers and hospitals have received a significant amount of resources from the EHR Incentive Program; and
Whereas, It is necessary to recognize the many accomplishments that have already been attained with the implementation of health information technology, and to increase public awareness about the benefits of this technology to improve the quality and cost efficiency of the healthcare system; and
Whereas, The New York State Legislature passed a joint resolution on June 12, 2013, declaring September 16-20, 2013 as Health Information Technology Week in the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York designates the week of September 16th to September 20, 2013 as "Health Information Technology Week"  in New York City.
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