Utah Governor Herbert declares Healthcare Information Technology Day

Jan. 31, 2014

By an official Gubernatorial Declaration, Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) declared February 25, 2014 as Healthcare Information Technology Day in Utah. The official document declares:

Whereas, healthcare information technology allows hospitals, medical clinics, doctor’s offices, insurance carriers, and other providers to capture, monitor, interpret, and share patient health information and data in order to enhance and coordinate delivery of services, so patients may receive the best possible care;

Whereas, healthcare information technology helps not only improve the overall quality, safety, and efficiency of the healthcare delivery system but also reduce costs and expand access to affordable care as well; and

Whereas, Utah Healthcare Information Management Systems Society leads efforts to educate healthcare providers, insurance carriers, and the general public about the importance and benefits of using healthcare information technology while at the same time ensuring databases and computer network systems are protected and secure.”

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