Disruptive Influences in Healthcare – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/25 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Kate McCarthy (@healthcare_kate) on the topic of “Disruptive Influences in Healthcare”.

As industries like retail and banking have transformed into digital businesses, healthcare has lagged behind with siloed technologies and analog processes to engage their patients and customers. As a result, cost and quality outcomes, as well as customer and employee satisfaction have suffered. Our physicians are facing all-time high burnout rates, many citing the poor user experience of electronic health records and technology in general as a primary contributor. The industry sits at a tipping point where it must transform to survive with digital transformation representing a $300 Billion opportunity in cost savings and quality improvements.

Disruption is inevitable, and everyone wants a piece of the $3 Trillion healthcare pie. Tech giants like Amazon, Google and Apple recognize this opportunity and have made strong plays to invest in the healthcare industry with advancements in AI and health records for consumers, cloud infrastructure, digital applications and engagement methods, retail pharmacy and more. Their investment in healthcare will continue to disrupt and redefine the status quo. As organizations prepare for their future, they need to keep their eyes open to a myriad of disruptive influences, not just the threat of the Amazon effect. Investments in cloud and AI are must-dos for today’s healthcare leaders.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we’ll have a lively discussion of the following questions.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: To date, what has been most disruptive to healthcare organization that has resulted in changed culture, processes or business model? #HITsm

T2: Who are healthcare organizations competitors today, and who do you worry about competing with in 24 months? #HITsm

T3: What change, if any, do you think the tech giants (Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce) will bring to healthcare? #HITsm

T4: Does the role of the patient change and become a disruptive force for payers, providers and medical device/life sciences? #HITsm

T5: With all the changing technologies, the threat of competition from tech giants like Amazon seems bigger every day, what are you most concerned about at your organization? #HITsm

Bonus: Do evolving regulatory, privacy and security standards get easier or more difficult to respond to as we adopt technologies like AI/ML and connect to consumer devices? Why? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
2/1 – The Future of LTPAC-Hospital Collaboration
Hosted by Cory Fosco, Director of Business Development, Post-Acute Insights at PointClickCare (@PointClickCare)

2/8 – The Role of Social and Digital Media in Enabling Health IT Innovation
Hosted by (Michael Gaspar (@MichaelGaspar) and the #HIMSS19 Social Media Ambassadors

2/15 – No Chat due to the #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.

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of 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.