National Health IT Week 2016 - September 26-30
Health IT to be incorporated into upcoming Wellness Fair September 28
Students enrolled in USI’s Epidemiology and Health Informatics courses will be conducting health assessments using fully digitized technology during the annual Student and Employee Wellness Fair, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, in Carter Hall.
This is the third year in a row that Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson will use this learning experience with her Health Informatics students. She is partnering once again with fellow Health Services faculty member, Dr. Erin Reynolds, to use technology, conduct and collect information first hand and understand how the collected information relates to their coursework and real life work situations.
Participation in the Wellness Fair will kick-off the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ participation in National Health IT Week 2016, which will be observed during the week of September 26. In 2014, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring this week, described as “a collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology.”
At USI, the College of Nursing and Health Professions has a global influence in healthcare education and prepares the next generation of Health IT leaders through a Health Informatics Specialty within the Master of Health Administration Program, undergraduate Health Informatics courses and an online Certificate Program in Health Informatics. USI also provides an annual Health Informatics Tri-State Summit in partnership with Indiana Chapter of HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society). More information about National Health IT Week 2016 is at http://www.healthitweek.org
The Wellness Fair, coordinated by Human Resources and the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center, is free of charge and open to all USI students, faculty, and staff with a valid Eagle Access Card.
This annual event offers an opportunity to learn about different resources available at USI and in the community to support overall health and wellness. Campus and community organizations will be on hand to share information, provide health screenings, answer questions and give away door prizes.
Cholesterol tests, blood pressure checks, and health assessments are among the services that will be available to students and employees. In addition, the Student Health Center will offer flu vaccinations for a fee to be determined (cash or check).