We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Lenny Liebmann (@LennyLiebmann) on the topic of “IT and Affordability, Care for the Poor, Population Health in Low-income Areas.”
Technology can do a lot for healthcare delivery. But can technology—and technologists—specifically improve delivery for the economically disadvantaged and under-served? Or are the financial incentives in our industry too heavily stacked against such efforts?
Please join us this Friday, June 22 from noon to 1PM Eastern time for an interactive online discussion about the role technology can play in democratizing healthcare as costs rise and income disparity widens.
The following are the questions we’ll discuss during the hour chat:
T1: What particular interest and/or experience do you have in the topic of better healthcare for lower-income families. #HITsm
T2: Should health technologists purposefully prioritize initiatives that improve care for the poor—or is improved care an innate result of the improved efficiencies and efficacies generally enabled by IT? #HITsm
T3: Can you share any specific examples you’ve seen of technology specifically helping lower-income patients achieve better health outcomes? #HITsm
T4: Any ideas about how healthcare providers can leverage tech to improve population health in low-income neighborhoods—above and beyond better serving low-income individuals and families? #HITsm
T5: Do the economics of healthcare appropriately incentivize the use of technology to benefit the poor? Or do those economics actually disincentivize such efforts? #HITsm
Bonus: Any other thoughts about the relationship between technology innovation in healthcare and the needs of low-income citizens? #HITsm
7/6 – What’s the Future of Patient Communication?
Hosted by Lea Chatham (@LeaChatham)
7/13 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
7/20 – TBD
Hosted by Jared Jeffery (@Jk_Jeffery)
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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