September 23-27, the Harmony Healthcare IT team will take some time to recognize U.S. National Health IT (NHIT) Week – a nationwide action week focused on supporting healthy communities across the U.S. through the application of information and technology. Participants from across the country – including market suppliers, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— all work together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT. We believe that comprehensive healthcare reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology (HIT). HIT improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. As stewards of the ever-growing volumes of health data that must be kept accessible for up to 25 years or more, health IT teams are faced with many issues, including the best practices for retaining and protecting legacy data throughout its entire lifecycle. The continuous sunsetting and replacement of EHR systems has led to the need for smooth and accurate data migrations, expertly decommissioned legacy systems and secure archives that provide access to historical records from multiple former data sources. At Harmony Healthcare IT, we take pride in our contribution to advancing heath IT through the work we do to preserve access to historical patient and business records through HealthData Archiver™. The innovations around HIM workflow management and legal eDiscovery built into this lightweight, browser-based application are just a couple of ways we continuously celebrate the mission of healthcare IT and support healthy communities. Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), NHIT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve U.S. healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative. View the full list of partners and updates on NHIT week events. Working together with a growing coalition of stakeholders, our team is committed to helping to transform healthcare for all.