#HITsm Exposing Hospitals Weaknesses

I had a good time today at the #HITsm chat today. I only caught the tail end (seems like every Friday I show up late), but there was some interesting chatter.

My favorite comment of the event was probably this one:

I replied to @2healthguru with the following:

Indeed, I think we’d find a bunch of hospitals with “their clothes off” if we started digging.

To be honest, I actually find this as a really scary thought. Although, I think social media could be a power for good in improving the situation in healthcare. I’ve often argued for transparency and good information. I think social media can provide that transparency.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.