Foodie Chat – Lessons Healthcare Can Learn from Food – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/11 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) on the topic of “Foodie Chat – Lessons Healthcare Can Learn from Food”.

One thing we learned in 2018 was that many people take part in the #HITsm chat to create new relationships with those in the community as much as they come to the chat to learn about healthcare and health IT.

With that idea in mind, we’ve been trying out some Twitter chats that are about a topic that most people enjoy discussing but may only tangentially relate to healthcare. The first time we did this was when we talked about video games. This week we’re going to try it again with a chat about food. Yes, a topic that everyone is familiar with and can share their perspectives. Plus, it’s really nice that there are no right or wrong answers (although, I’m sure some will disagree).

Along with talking about our own food preferences which will help us get to know others in the community, we’ll also talk about the impact food has on our health and the healthcare system. So, we’ll mix in a little healthcare for the purists out there. Plus, the reality is that food influences are health more than most of us like to admit.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we have a little fun talking about food and healthcare.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: What is your favorite place to eat and why? #HITsm

T2: What’s the relationship between food and healthcare? #HITsm

T3: How can healthcare organizations use food in the work they do? #HITsm

T4: Analogies are always fun. Compare a health IT company, a healthcare organization, or a part of the healthcare system to a food. #HITsm

T5: If you could have a meal with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? #HITsm

Bonus: If you were allowed one last meal before you died, what would it be? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
1/18 – Using Digital Health Technology to Improve Care for All of Us
Hosted by the NIH’s All of Us Research Program (@AllofUsResearch)

1/25 – Disruptive Influences in Healthcare
Hosted by Kate McCarthy (@healthcare_kate)

2/1 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

2/8 – TBD
Hosted by (Michael Gaspar (@MichaelGaspar)

2/15 – No Chat due to #HIMSS19 Conference

2/22 – HealthIT Hype
Hosted by Tom Castles (@theTomCastles) and Jack Murtha(@jackmurtha)

3/1 – TBD
Hosted by Brittany Partridge (@bspartridgecis)

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.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, 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.