We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Irma Rastegayeva (@IrmaRaste) on the topic of “What Does It Mean to Be an ePatient?”.
If you are reading this, you likely already know about ePatients. From the famous @ePatientDave to #pinksocks movement to recent conversations about patient-centered healthcare on conference stages and in the media. Several organizations and communities including Society for Participatory Medicine, Savvy Coop, Inspire and #HCLDR champion the importance of patients as full partners in health.
Recently, I participated in an online discussion Partnering with Patients and Caregivers to Drive Health Care Innovation, hosted by the American Medical Association. It was a week-long engaging conversation focused on ensuring patient voices are represented in design and development of digital health tools.
This week on the #HITsm Twitter chat, we want to focus on the personal stories and reflections of what being an ePatient means to each of us, considering our unique perspectives and experiences. We will ask you to share your tips and tricks, the “tools of the trade” that you use in being successful when it comes to your health & wellbeing. Or as a care provider, how do you work with ePatients, and how can they effectively partner up with you to ensure the best outcomes.
Having been an ePatient and Patient Advocate myself for more than two decades, I am looking forward to a robust conversation and a vibrant exchange of ideas!
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: What does being an ePatient means to YOU? Please speak from your perspective as a patient, family/loved one, caregiver, nurse, physician or wherever else you are on the continuum of care. #HITsm
T2: What are the most useful skill(s) ePatients rely on? #HITsm
T3: What helpful tips, tricks, tools and technologies can you share? #HITsm
T4: What has your experience been as an ePatient or working with ePatients? Stories are welcome. #HITsm
T5: What role does Social Media play for ePatients? #HITsm
BONUS: Name the “e” words that “e” in ePatient can stand for. We know the original 4 – equipped, enabled, empowered and engaged, but there are so many more possibilities… go! #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
3/22 – Healthcare tech: Challenges in User Adoption & Implementation
Hosted by John Prince (@TheTechOfficer)
3/29 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
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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