Identifying, Engaging, and Learning from Health IT Influencers, Leaders & Organizations – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/20 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Juliana Ruiz from Bryte Box Consulting (@BryteBox) on the topic of “Identifying, Engaging, and Learning from Health IT Influencers, Leaders & Organizations“.

The ability to create, curate and disseminate information is getting easier and easier every day. In addition to running a blog and participating in things like tweetchats, the average Joe or Josephine can now publish their own podcast, broadcast their own video and reach people in ways that were just not economically or technically feasible not too long ago.

Because of the rapid and explosive expansion of information, it’s more important than ever to be able to identify and vet the information flooding our senses via the channels we observe each day. This chat will explore some ideas and approaches regarding Identifying, Engaging, and Learning from Health IT Influencers, Leaders & Organizations.

Join us as we discuss the following questions for this week’s #HITsm chat:

T1: What are key attributes you look for in a thought leader – whether an individual or an organization? #HITsm

T2: How do you prefer to interact w/ IT thought leaders? (ex. email, webinars, group discussion, FTF, etc.) #HITsm

T3: What are some ways you prefer to learn about products/services offered by a vendor? What are key attributes of vendor-supplied info? #HITsm

T4: What is your preferred media/approach for learning about something in depth? i.e. a complex topic #HITsm

T5: What is a 3-5 word phrase that can be used to describe a “good” Healthcare Thought Leader? #HITsm

Bonus: Who are some of your favorite influencers and thought leaders in the healthcare space? #HITsm

Here’s a look at the upcoming #HITsm chat schedule:

1/27 – Key Components of Health IT Strategy and Disaster Recovery
Hosted by Bill Esslinger (@billesslinger) from @FogoDataCenters

2/3 – Healthcare Robots!
Hosted by Mr RIMP (@MrRimp, Robot-In-My-Pocket), mascot of the first ever #HIMSS17 Innovation Makerspace! (Booth 7785) (with assistance from @wareflo)

2/10 – Maximizing Your HIMSS17 Experience – Whether Attending Physically or Virtually
Hosted by Steve Sisko (@HITConfGuy and @shimcode)

2/17 – Enough talk, lets #GSD (Get Stuff Done)
Hosted by Burt Rosen (@burtrosen) from @healthsparq

2/24 – HIMSSanity Recovery Chat
With #HIMSS17 happening the week of this chat, we’ll take the week off from a formal chat. However, we encourage people that attended HIMSS or watched HIMSS remotely to share a “Tweetstorm” that tells a #HIMSS17 story, shares insights about a topic, rants on a topic of interest, or shows gratitude. Plus, it will be fun to test out a new form of tweetstorm Twitter chat. We’ll post more details as we get closer.

We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always let us know if you have ideas for how to make #HITsm better.

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About the author

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.