by Caleb Graves, TN HIMSS Advocacy Committee Chair

National Health IT (NHIT) Week is a nationwide awareness week focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology. Founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy in 2006, the week-long celebration is comprised of partner-driven activities and events led by the efforts of national health stakeholders. Participants range from the Administration, congressional, federal and state agencies, providers, non-profit organizations and more. Virtually, in Washington DC and beyond, National Health IT Week stakeholders collaborate towards actionable outcomes which demonstrate the power information and technology has to transform health in the U.S., and its wide-reaching global impact.

Points of Engagement for the week include:
  • Supporting Healthcare Transformation
  • Expanding Access to Quality Healthcare
  • Increasing Economic Opportunity
  • Making Communities Healthier
To learn how to get involved feel free to contact Caleb Graves at and visit
Also as part of NHIT Week, join us tomorrow, October 9th, for a TN HIMSS event titled Innovation and Design Thinking in Healthcare. This is the second in a series on the topic of innovation in healthcare and features an all-star panel! You can register here.