FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2011
Ivy Tech to host Health Information Technology event
BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Health Information Technology (HIT) program is hosting an information-sharing event on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from Noon to 1 p.m. in Ivy Tech’s Lamkin Hall on the main campus. Students and the public are invited to attend.
The event is being hosted in coordination with the American Health Information Management Association’s 22nd Annual HIT Week during Nov. 6-12. The national theme is “Accurate Health Information for Care You Trust.”
The local HIT event at Ivy Tech will cover creating electronic health records for yourself or your loved ones, protecting confidentiality and sharing information between doctors. Free pizza will be served.
The focus of Health Information and Technology Week is to raise awareness and celebrate the evolution of Health Information Management and HIT professionals, and the benefits of their profession working collectively to deliver quality healthcare through quality information.
Ivy Tech Bloomington’s main campus is located at 200 Daniels Way, on the west side of Bloomington.
For information about the Health Information Technology degree program at Ivy Tech, log on www.ivytech.edu/bloomington and click on Academics, then Degree Programs, or call 1(888) IVY-LINE.
Representing more than 61,000 specially educated Health Information Management professionals in the United States and around the world, the American Health Information Management Association (www.ahima.org) is committed to promoting and advocating for high quality research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contribute to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.