Healthcare Leadership – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 12/7 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Michelle Currie (@mshlcurrie) on the topic of “Healthcare Leadership”.

An important truism in healthcare today is that change is the only constant. Indeed, it seems as if the entire world is changing at warp speed. The external and internal environment seems to be populated with a whole new set of rules, regulations, devices, diseases, and demands.

Consider the following set of terms added to the healthcare landscape: MACRA, Population Health management, accountable care, retail medicine, value-based purchasing, bronze/silver/gold/platinum health plans, Zika, personalized medicine, consumerism, bit data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented reality. To quote the late Dr. Ken Cohn, the tectonic plates (of healthcare) are shifting.

Whether by incremental movement or in large, unexpected jolts, the environmental forces confronting healthcare leaders today are creating conditions that pose significant challenges to even the most experienced executives.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we talk about healthcare leadership.

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Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: How do you define effective leadership in today’s healthcare environment? #HITsm

T2: What are the specific challenges facing healthcare leadership in today’s environment? #HITsm

T3: What are some necessary competencies for today’s healthcare leaders that may not have been as important a decade ago? #HITsm

T4: What positive and negative effects will the changing healthcare workforce demographics pose going forward? #HITsm

T5: Are certain leadership styles better than others for the current healthcare environment? #HITsm

Bonus: What skill have you added in the past 24 months that has catipulted your leadership effectiveness? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
12/14 – TBD
Hosted by Claire Pfarr (@clairepfarr) from @OneViewHC and the @Savvy_Coop Community

12/21 – Holiday Break

12/28 – Holiday Break

1/4 – 2019 New Years Predictions
Hosted by John Lynn (@techguy)

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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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.