We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/25 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Amanda (@LALupusLady) on the topic of “How Health IT Helps and Hurts Patients (Especially Those with Chronic Conditions).”
Health IT is a powerful tool. It has changed the way patients, especially people with chronic illnesses live with and manage their care. As a woman living with multiple autoimmune illnesses for over three decades, my perspective is unique as I have seen the shift and how providers have been eager to adopt technology into their practice and recently experienced a doctor’s office where the fax machine is still the primary means of communication.
In my patient experience, I have chosen to adopt and use Health IT to assist me in managing my chronic care. Whether I am tracking my symptoms, keeping a food diary, or putting on a VR headset to help me relieve my pain, Health IT has improved my patient experience. While at the same time, the fact that with all the advances in Health IT that not every advance is a step forward for healthcare. There is frustration by patients that (in 2018) EHR developers have not yet developed a way for various platforms and institutions to connect to create one complete healthcare record for one patient.
Next week, I am proud that I will be at #HITExpo to share my patient experience at Healthcare Scene’s inaugural event in New Orleans. Understanding the value and insight that patients have can build an empathy, which I feel will directly improve the way Health IT collaborations work together.
Join me for this week’s #HITsm chat. Let’s start the conversation.
T1: How is Health IT (Apps, Devices and New Technology) helping streamline the patient experience (especially for people living with chronic conditions)? #HITsm
T2: How is Health IT hindering (hurting) the patient experience (especially for people living with chronic conditions)? #HITsm
T3: What Health IT companies/developers have made a positive impact on your life? How? If you are a patient, what Health IT has directly improved your patient experience? #HITsm
T4: How can Health IT work together with patient communities to improve outcomes and engagement? #HITsm
T5: What can you do to support Health IT “collaborations that work” with patients, especially those living with chronic conditions? #HITsm
Bonus: What are you most looking forward to at #HITExpo? #HITsm
Wishing you a Healthy and Happy Lupus Awareness Month. Can’t wait to chat together.
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
6/1 – #HITExpo Hiatus
The #HITsm chat will be on hiatus this week with the Health IT Expo happening in New Orleans. Please join in on the conversation happening on the #HITExpo conference hashtag.
6/15 – TBD
Hosted by Janice McCallum (@janicemccallum)
6/22 – IT and Affordability, Care for the Poor, Population Health in Low-income Areas
Hosted by Lenny Liebmann (@LennyLiebmann)
7/6 – TBD
Hosted by Lea Chatham (@LeaChatham)
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.
If you’re searching for the latest #HITsm chat, you can always find the latest #HITsm chat and schedule of chats here.