Please join us in social virtual reality to discuss National Health IT Week (Oct. 8-12, #NHITweek on Twitter) themes and upcoming events! If you have a VR headset, great! If not, Oculus Go ($199 on Amazon) is an inexpensive way to join the healthcare virtual reality revolution. Just wanna dip your toes? Download a free Mac or PC client.

Here are the NHIT Week themes. In each case, think about how virtual reality (and social VR) might be useful!

*Supporting Healthcare Transformation: The many ways in which health IT is driving transformation in healthcare delivery including improvements in quality and safety, interoperability, advances in innovation, and patient and consumer activation and engagement.

*Expanding Access to High Quality Healthcare: Use of innovative technologies including telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve healthcare access, coordination and outcomes.

*Increasing Economic Opportunity: Highlighting the importance of a robust, diverse health IT workforce and health IT’s role in supporting economic growth.

*Making Communities Healthier: The fundamental role health IT plays in supporting population and public health.

Here is a link to NHIT Week events later in the week. Some events are face-to-face local events, but many are virtual events: webinars, tweet chats, etc. You may bump into some of the same folks again and again!

We're looking forward to seeing you!

PS Checkout some of the other upcoming Health Systems Chat in Social VR events!

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