September 16, 2013

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine’s Regional Extension Center Celebrates National Health IT Week,  
September 16-20, 2013

Orlando, FL — Health information technology improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, The UCF Regional Extension Center and others across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week, September 16-20, 2013.

With the NHIT Week theme: One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care, The UCF REC will be educating physicians and patients across Central Florida about the critical changes taking place through Health Information Technology and benefits of joining the movement.

“Our participation in National Health IT Week highlights our organization’s commitment to ensure health information technology is integrated, interactive, interoperable, and intelligent to provide the best patient outcomes, said Josue Rodas, executive director of UCF REC.

The UCF REC is partnering with Pegasus Health, a local multi-specialty clinic, to promote NHIT week and educate patients in the community about Health IT through informational handouts.

For additional information about National Health IT Week, visit

 About the UCF REC

The UCF College of Medicine’s Regional Extension Center (UCF REC) is one of 62 organizations established across the country to facilitate the adoption, implementation and Meaningful Use of electronic health record (EHR) systems. The UCF REC employs proven strategies and established best practices in its work with both primary care and specialist providers across Central Florida, including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties.

About National Health Information Technology Week

Now in its eighth year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. Log onto for more information.


Contact: Suhtling Wong,, 407-309-4787