We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 10/26 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by @bigdatadavid13 on the topic of “The Health IT Education Landscape”.
As the marriage of IT and healthcare continues to evolve, the workforce has to evolve with it. Today’s health IT professional has to be able to bridge technical knowledge with clinical application, care environments and boardrooms where numbers are crunched and technological solutions are scrutinized.
As that workforce evolves, educators are working on the front end to increase the size of the talent pool and develop professionals that can handle the challenges health IT faces. But measuring their success is easier said than done.
Many of you work in settings where new graduates of health IT programs, both undergraduate and graduate, are taking on roles within your organization. In this #HITsm chat, David Rice, a writer and editor working on behalf of the University of South Florida’s graduate informatics and healthcare analytics programs will lead a discussion that looks at where educators fall short and what they should be doing to create a workforce capable of handling health IT’s biggest challenges.
Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we’ll discuss the topics below.
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: What areas are new workers in health IT lacking skills? i.e. understanding of tools or processes, misconceptions of regulatory landscape, etc. #HITsm
T2: Are universities positioned better for developing the health IT professional than professional associations or trade schools? Or vice versa? #HITsm
T3: Have you or anyone you work with received certification from professional association or certificate provider? Was the experience worth the investment in your opinion? #HITsm
T4: Is there an area of health IT that you think educators need to focus more when developing their students? i.e. operations, workflow, real world application, regulatory and compliance, etc. #HITsm
T5: In your opinion, do educators do a good enough job of helping people transition into health IT careers from other fields such as traditional IT, cybersecurity, project management, etc? #HITsm
Bonus: What’s a lesson you’ve learned in your work that no amount of education could have taught you? #HITsm
11/9 – AI in Healthcare
Hosted by Jon White @technursejon
11/16 – Value Based Care: Successes, Challenges, and Changes
Hosted by Matt Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher)
11/23 – No Chat – Thanksgiving Break
11/30 – The Global Impact of Health IT
Hosted by Vanessa Carter (@_FaceSA)
12/7 – TBD
Hosted by Michelle Currie (@mshlcurrie)
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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