US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

We want to thank the presenters on today’s webinar titled COVID-19: How AI and Health IT can help fight the pandemic? for doing a phenomenal job!

  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., Director, NIMHD, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Fatima Paruk, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft
  • Tom Lawry, National Director for Artificial Intelligence, Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft​

We are also grateful for the over 200 attendees who joined us. Even though we could not get to all the questions, we will be working to answer all of you questions and make them available on our website.

The webinar recording is now available on the NHIT – Community Transformation Forum web page. Please help us by sharing the Forum page and upcoming webinars with your colleagues and networks.


Upcoming Webinars

Topic:  COVID-19 and Telehealth

​Date:  April 9, 2020 at 4pm

Formal Presenter: Kathy Hsu Wibberly, PhD, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center


Topic:  Culturally Dexterous Care and the Digital Divide During COVID-19 Pandemic

Date:  April 16, 2020 at 1pm

Opening Remarks: Donna Christensen, MD, Former Congresswoman, U.S Virgin Islands, Health Public Advisor, U.S Virgin Islands DoH

Formal Presenters: Gezzer Ortega, MD, MPH, Lead Faculty for Research & Innovation for Equitable Surgical Care, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jorge A. Rodriguez, MD, Hospitalist-Investigator, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


NHIT – Community Transformation Forum Overview

For over a decade NHIT®, has been the nation’s leading voice advocating for the equitable delivery of Health IT across all populations in society. In addition to advocacy, NHIT is launching an ongoing national effort to equip leaders with novel approaches and insights about transforming underserved communities through emerging Health IT and Digital Health tools, methods and innovations. NHIT will offer executive webinars highlighting cutting edge topics, expert insights and new innovations for underserved populations and those who are working to transform these communities.

NHIT invites interested organizations to become “Transformation Partners” to help make sure this series is a success and sustainable. Please contact Luis Belen at if you would like to support or present in a future Community Transformation Forum webinar.



NHIT® was established in 2008 with a mission to engage underserved populations in the development and use of health information technology (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.