The Role of Social and Digital Media in Enabling Health IT Innovation – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Michael Gaspar (@MichaelGaspar) and the #HIMSS19 Social Media Ambassadors on the topic of “The Role of Social and Digital Media in Enabling Health IT Innovation”.

The HIMSS19 Global Conference and Exhibition is just around the corner in Orlando, FL. As we head into the HIMSS conference, we’re excited to have the HIMSS social media team along with the HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors hosting this month’s #HITsm chat.

Just days before we all head to Orlando for some better weather and some great Health IT conversations, the #HITsm chat will be focused on best practices and guidance on how to leverage social and digital media to enable health IT innovation. Plus, if that’s not enough, as a prelude to this chat, be sure to check out the #HCLDR chat on Tuesday which will eplore opportunities for health ifnroamtion and technology leaders in 2019.

If you’re planning to be at HIMSS 2019, be sure to check out the Healthcare IT Today meetup schedule. Join us on the #HITsm chat on Friday and then meet many of the social media ambassadors and other social media influencers in person at the HIMSS 2019 conference in Orlando.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: What three topics or trends are you expecting to emerge from the #HIMSS19 conference & exhibition? #HITsm

T2: How can the collective health IT social media community prevent #HIMSS19 from becoming an echo chamber and bring meaning to what is learned this year? #HITsm

T3: What types and formats of content shared on social media are conducive to sustained learning and progress in health information and technology? #HITsm

T4: What platforms and mediums should thought leaders be using to best connect health information and technology audiences with the content they care about? #HITsm

T5: How is social media serving as an innovation platform itself in health and healthcare – versus merely enabling innovation that happens elsewhere? #HITsm

Bonus: What’s the most exciting thing you’re looking forward to at #HIMSS19? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
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)

3/8 – TBD
Hosted by @Intermountain

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, 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.