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National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT)

The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3) status pending) launched in 2008. NHIT has led multiple initiatives in partnership with federal agencies, commercial, and community-based stakeholders to improve quality of care, increase access to care, and reduce the cost of care among underserved populations. NHIT’s projects provide national, regional, and local organizations a compelling platform to address health disparities through new and innovation health information technology (HIT) and mobile platforms for digital health. 

 

Mission: To support the involvement of underserved populations in the development and use of HIT as a means to support and sustain health equity and economic viability based on NHIT’s five pillars: workforce, innovation, policy, research, and community. 

Vision: To achieve health equity and build thriving communities by catalyzing the development and use of HIT by underserved populations. 

NHIT’s Pillars are to support the core competencies of NHIT’s vision and mission:

  1. Workforce: Advancing a responsive and inclusive HIT workforce
  2. Innovation: Addressing the needs of underserved populations in the development of HIT products and services
  3. Policy: Protecting the interests of underserved and at-risk communities to help them benefit from      HIT
  4. Research: Advancing basic and translational science for health disparities and      underserved populations
  5. Community: An overarching pillar for advancing a platform for stakeholders to conduct meaningful collaborations for HIT and underserved populations

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