We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/20 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by @DesignInHealth (led by Kijana-Knight Torres), Burt Rosen (@burtrosen), and the #WTFix team on the topic of “The Power of Story”.
We are within one month of What’s the Fix? happening on May 17, 2018. What’s the Fix? (#WTFix) is a movement and an event that Healthsparq started in 2017 to help the industry learn from people. Most health care conferences focus on industry insiders talking to each other. What’s the Fix? highlights real people with real stories of overcoming health care challenges and driving change to the system as a result. The conference is about being human, being empathetic, and using story telling as a way to drive change in an industry that really needs help.
For the 2018 event, we’re excited to be accredited by Patients Included and to welcome new partners the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School. You can join the conference virtually for free, and new this year, we’ll also offer workshops on May 16th. If you LOVE the topic of story and want to learn more… One of the workshops is led by Kijana-Knight Torres of the Design Institute for Health is: “Lead with the Story: How to capture hearts, change minds, and inspire action.”
So let’s talk about the power of story.
There are numerous ways to convince people of our ideas. Stories have the power to open hearts and minds. Stories move people to action. Stories can help us breathe our intention into others so that they see what we see and feel what we feel. Stories can move people from “I know” to “I understand”.
Everyone has a story – yes even you! Your experience is the key to creating movement and change. Crafting compelling stories can enable people to escape their comfort zones and share a new perspective.
Let’s talk about what makes good stories tick and how stories help make meaningful connections with others, and how stories have the power to transform healthcare – and health.
A few of our favorite references on storytelling:
- John Maeda – From Storytelling to Storylistening
- How to Talk so people listen
- How Storytelling Affects the Brain
- Humans of New York
Please join us for this week’s #HITsm chat as we discuss the following:
T1: What makes a story compelling for you? #HITsm
T2: Has a story ever changed your mind or your perspective – or your health? #HITsm
T3: What’s the most effective way to share really personal stories on social media? #HITsm
T4: What fears arise when telling your story? #HITsm
T5: How can patients share their stories in a way that providers listen? What role does HIPAA play in patient storytelling? #HITsm
Bonus: You have the ear of people who can make change, what experience would you most like to transform through the power of story? Do you have one of these stories to share? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
4/27 – Dreaming BIG for Health IT
Hosted by Erica Johansen (@thegr8chalupa)
5/4 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
5/11 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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