For the first time, hospital Information Services (IS) and Research Information Solutions and Innovation (RISI) at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital celebrated National Health IT Week, with a variety of events to highlight the successes of health IT at our hospital. IT employees behind-the-scenes are helping to transform our hospital, which is one of America’s largest pediatric health care and research centers, delivering care for more than one million patient visits each year.
To kick off inaugural celebrations of National Health IT Week and recognize employee accomplishments over the past year, IS organized the Rooster’s truck to serve lunch to hospital and research IT staff on Tuesday, October 7th.
Technology showcase and open house for employees, patients and families
On Thursday, October 8th, a technology showcase and open house was held for employees, patients and families to attend and learn more about the collaborative work of Research IT. These projects ranged from an interactive bike game for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and a virtual reality game for hemophilia patients, to Research IT’s work with the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, big data and Hadoop, and 3D printing capabilities for research and patient care.
Virtual reality goggles used for the interactive game created by developers at Nationwide Children's (left) and a user trying out the virtual reality goggles (right)
National Health IT week is the one week of the year when we can acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of those who work in health IT at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Together, we can create the future of pediatric health care for children everywhere.
Written by Tiasha Letostak, PhD
For more information on National Health IT Week, please visit www.healthitweek.org.