On September 12, 2011 President Barack Obama signed a presidential proclamation designating September 11-17, 2011 as National Health Information Technology Week and urged all Americans to learn more about the benefits of Health IT by visiting HealthIT.gov, take action to increase adoption and meaningful use of Health IT, and utilize the information Health IT provides to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of health care in the United States.

The full text of the Presidential Proclamation is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/12/presidential-proclamation-national-health-information-technology-week.