Health Information Technology Week

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the Alabama Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (AL HIMSS) has a diverse membership spread throughout Alabama; and
WHEREAS, AL HIMSS members represent hospitals, managed care organizations, integrated delivery systems, and non-profit healthcare organizations, as well as government agencies such as the Military Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health & Human Services; and
WHEREAS, the mission of AL HIMSS is to promote professional approaches to the development, operation, and improvement of healthcare information management systems that benefit the local healthcare community while working collaboratively with the HIMSS National; and
WHEREAS, it is important to highlight the critical importance of secure and efficient information systems to improving the delivery of healthcare in Alabama; and
WHEREAS, information technology and management systems can be used to supply quality jobs, improve health care delivery, enable coordination between providers and patients, improve patient safety, and transform health care for all Alabamians; and
WHEREAS, health information technology connects doctors and patients to more complete and accurate health records; and
WHEREAS, tools like electronic health records and electronic prescriptions help patients and providers make safer, smarter, decisions about health care; and
WHEREAS, Alabama is proud to honor the commitment and service of AL HIMSS, clinicians, information technology executives, directors and managers, who work in the state’s health care providers institutions, payer organizations, the military and other branches of government, academic centers, and supplier and consulting companies, during National Health Information Technology Week:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of October 2nd through October 6th, 2017, as
Health Information Technology Week
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 28th day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey