By Quality Forum Staff

Today marks the end of National Health IT Week 2014, and for our organization, it’s been quite an eventful week.

A few highlights:

·      - We received a proclamation from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal officially recognizing National Health IT Week in our state.

·      - We launched our brand new, user-friendly website (and we hope you’ll check it out – www.lhcqf.org).

·      - We published daily blog posts to highlight key initiatives in health IT.

·      - Our CEO, Cindy Munn, penned a health IT-focused op-ed piece that was published in several newspapers across the state. (You can follow her on Twitter at @CindyMunnCEO.)

·      - We led a week-long Twitter campaign in which we challenged our fellow health IT advocates and organizations to Tweet photos of themselves wearing their “health IT hats.” (If you haven’t already, please join in the fun by Tweeting out your health IT hats with the hashtags, #HIThat and #NHITWeek!)

·      - We attended the Consumer Health IT Summit, hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), on Monday in Washington, DC.

·      - We held an internal luncheon Wednesday for our employees to thank them for their hard work in driving health IT advancements in our state.

All in all, it’s been a lot of fun promoting health IT this week, but for us, the best part was seeing the incredible growth of the National Health IT Week crowd! This year is our third consecutive year to participate, and over the past three years, the number of people and organizations showing their support for health IT through blogs, social media and traditional media has grown exponentially.

To us, this means that we are all having great success in raising awareness about the value of health IT, and we could not allow the opportunity to pass without thanking each and every National Health IT Week partner for contributing to the positive health IT messaging.

We are so proud to have been part of the effort, and we can't wait to do it again next year!