By Jamie Martin, Marketing & Communications ManagerFor several years, the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum has joined in national efforts to raise awareness of the value of health IT. We’ve partnered with organizations at community, state and national levels across the country to drive health IT adoption among health care professionals and to promote the use of health IT tools and resources among health care consumers both here in our beautiful state and across the U.S. And once again, we are proudly participating in National Health IT Week, observed this year Sept. 26-30.For those unfamiliar with NHIT Week, it’s a partner-driven, weeklong opportunity to raise health IT awareness and to drive improvements in health care delivery through the advancement of information technology. It’s an exciting, nationwide effort, and we invite you to join us.Becoming an NHIT Week partner is simple. It doesn’t matter if you are representing a non-profit, a corporate entity or an organization; partnership opportunities are available at multiple levels, and it doesn’t cost a thing. Your participation lends your voice to a national effort to advance health IT across the spectrum of health care, and it provides you with the opportunity to inspire others by sharing your own story…like this one from Afton Wagner and this great video by Mandi Bishop.Together, we can make a difference. We can drive improvements in the health care we receive as consumers and the care we deliver as providers. We can lead the charge to have better communication with our providers and greater connectivity among all members of our health care team.We heart health IT.You should, too.