Insights from #HealthITChicks Twitter Chat

This week’s #HealthITChicks chat was talking about making the most of networking at the HIMSS 2016 Annual conference in Las Vegas. A lot of great people were on the chat and offered insights into networking that I thought many in the Healthcare IT Today audience would enjoy. Here’s a few of the tweets that stood out to me and my own commentary:

I’m not sure I totally agree with this. However, I do agree that when you’re networking it’s extremely valuable to focus on the other person more than yourself. There will be a time to talk about what you do, but the relationship will be better if you make sure that you take a sincere interest in the other person.

I do this quite often at conferences. The little note makes all the difference when trying to remember that person.

For some context on this tweet, they’re talking about when to follow up with and connect with the people you meet at a conference. This is good advice.

Great advice. Looking around for a job is not an evil thing. People are looking to hire smart people, but they can’t recruit you if they don’t know you’re looking.

Don’t underestimate the power of LinkedIn for networking (if you’re looking for a job or if you’re not).

A lot of people think that social media creates a disconnect with people. My experience is that social media actually opens up amazing doors for in person relationships.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, 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,, 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.