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The NHIT Summit will bring together leaders in industry, government and technology to advance the use and impact of health technologies among minority and underserved populations.

"Health IT has the potential to democratize health and bring equity, but we have to build it with these intentions in mind," Dr. DeSalvo said.

​This year's program will focus on the use of health information exchange, virtual care and artificial intelligence as a means to support and sustain health equity, featuring an interactive "Innovative Practices" Fair. In addition to DeSalvo, featured speakers and panelists include Denise Hines, HIMSS Chief Americas Officer, Former Congresswoman Donna Christensen and leaders from Community Health Centers, CMS, VA, Microsoft, AWS and more.  

NHIT SUMMIT - HIMSS20  (Postponed)

Google Health Chief Health Officer and former National Coordinator for Health IT Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., will keynote the 6th Annual National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) Summit on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.


HIMSS has been a champion of NHIT for many years and is pleased to co-host the summit in conjunction with HIMSS20. The summit will feature four sessions: Artificial Intelligence and Social Determinants of Health; CMS Data Policies; Virtual Care; and Workforce.