Healthcare Tech: Challenges in User Adoption & Implementation – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Prince (@TheTechOfficer) on the topic of “Healthcare Tech: Challenges in User Adoption & Implementation”.

Healthcare tech is not as simple as creating an app. While new technology can make an organization more productive and efficient, it will fail if there is little or no adoption. Without active users, there is no return on your investment of time, money, and effort.

Trying to implement new healthcare technology comes with massive risk. Beyond developing fees and research time, organizations must factor in switching costs. If all stakeholders do not buy into the transition, the project will fail.

Please join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we’ll dive into healthcare tech and the challenges of user adoption and implementation.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: What are factors to consider when designing new healthcare tech? #HITsm

T2: What are the most effective ways to encourage user adoption? #HITsm

T3: Which healthcare tech have you seen work really well? #HITsm

T4: Which healthcare tech have you seen just fail? #HITsm

T5: How do you keep technology from becoming obsolete? #HITsm

Bonus: Have you resisted specific technology that you now love? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
3/29 – New Healthcare Communication Paradigms
Hosted by Sarah Bennight (@SarahBennight)

4/5 – TBD
Hosted by David Harlow (@healthblawg)

4/12 – 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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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.