Organization Structure: Should We Break Up the Traditional Pyramid? – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/4 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by David Chou (@dchou1107) on the topic of “Organization Structure: Should We Break Up the Traditional Pyramid?”

One of the big challenges in healthcare is the organizational structure. As many people have been sharing recently, the organization of healthcare is producing exactly the results it was designed to produce. Does this mean it’s time for a change?

Join us for this month’s chat as we discuss healthcare’s organizational structure. We’ll look at the good and the bad parts. We’ll discuss integrated healthcare and the traditional pyramid model. Plus, we’ll discuss what things could be changed to the structure to improve healthcare.

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

T1: Do you believe in the traditional pyramid model for healthcare? #HITsm

T2: We talk a lot about integrated care delivery but our structure is not set up in an integrated care fashion? Thoughts? #HITsm

T3: Are you seeing any unique organization model that’s different in the market currently? #HITsm

T4: If we are thinking about a different operating model who do you believe should lead this? #HITsm

T5: What type of structure would you like to see? #HITsm

Bonus: Share your worst organizational structure experience? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
5/11 – Using Technology to Coordinate Care and Improve Outcomes in Behavioral Health
Hosted by Bryan Wempen (@bryanwempen) from Netsmart

5/18 – Practical Applications of EMR Optimization Through Clinical Decision Support
Hosted by Justin Campbell (@tjustincampbell) from @GalenHealthcare

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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.