Using Digital Health Technology to Improve Care for All of Us – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/18 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by the All of Us Research Program  (@AllofUsResearch). Joined by experts Chris Lunt, All of Us Chief Technology Officer, Kelly Gebo (@kgebo), All of Us Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Evan Muse (@EvanMuse), a physician researcher at Scripps Research Translational Institute, and Praduman Jain, CEO of Vibrent Health (@VibrentHealth), we’ll discuss the topic of digital health technology and its role in the future of health research.


It’s a new year and a time when people often feel inspired to make a change in their lives. These changes are sometimes reflected in how people approach their overall health and lifestyles, making improved modifications to how they eat, sleep, and exercise. What might not be as widely understood or seen is that these are also changes in an individual’s personal health data, which with today’s technology—our smartphones, wearable devices, and health apps—are data points that can be studied.

The All of Us Research Program, a large research program from the National Institutes of Health, is asking one million people to share this type of health information—along with survey responses, electronic medical record information, physical measurements, and blood and urine samples—so researchers may be able to better understand health and disease. Digital health is an important part of the All of Us vision for health data collection. With plans for integrating digital health technology projects into its program in this coming year, All of Us aims to learn more about collecting, curating, and scaling this information for research.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we talk about the intersection between digital health technology and precision medicine.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: Tell us your view on the role of technology + the future of precision medicine @AllofUsResearch #HITsm #JoinAllofUs

T2: How do you feel about sharing your health info with the @AllofUsResearch Program? What types of health information would you be willing to share? And not share? #HITsm #JoinAllofUs

T3: How should digital health technology be integrated into the @AllofUsResearch Program? #HITsm #JoinAllofUs

T4: What would you like the @AllofUsResearch Program to learn from the data of 1M people? What areas should they focus on? #HITsm #JoinAllofUs

T5: How can the @AllofUsResearch Program keep participant data safe? What would be your expectations of the program in regards to privacy and security? #HITsm #JoinAllofUs

Bonus: What are some reasons you use mobile apps and devices to track your health? #HITsm #JoinAllofUs

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
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 HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.

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