We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/3 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Erica Johansen (@thegr8chalupa) on the topic of “Qualitative Value in a Quantitative World: The Future of Healthcare and Wellbeing”.
How do we arrange our day-to-day activities? What do we do for work? What role does technology play in helping us organize our day? How do we feel valued, as individuals, in a society increasingly inspired and motivated by technology?
The implications of these questions are true for us as individuals (and patients) as well as healthcare professionals, in any capacity. Technology, in its current state, has thrived on delivering value in quantitative, or 1s and 0s, circumstances resulting in quantitative technology being an instrumental tool to measure productivity and efficiency.
As an example:
- How many patients were seen in x amount of time?
- How efficient is the care team delivering a service?
- How much relevant information can be available to a physician while delivering care?
As technology continues to evolve and change the landscape of our daily lives alongside the healthcare delivery experience, we must not lose sight of the practice of care for human wellbeing and the value of qualitative information. After all, quality is not synonymous with efficiency and productivity, although those things do play an important part.
This week’s #HITsm chat will delve into some big questions about how the future of healthcare experience (as a professional and a patient) can respond to value in different forms – both quantitative as well as qualitative. Discussion questions will include the following:
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: How can technology authentically capture qualitative value? #HITsm
T2: How can health IT professionals incorporate qualitative value into existing IT initiatives? #HITsm
T3: How might future care models incorporate qualitative outcomes? #HITsm
T4: In what ways can qualitative value be measured for individuals? And for communities? #HITsm
T5: How can healthcare professionals successfully advocate the value of qualitative data to leadership? #HITsm
BONUS: Are you more of a qualitative or a quantitative person? Why do you think so? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
5/10 – Five-Star Healthcare Ratings Programs
Hosted by Tom Martin (@CarePortHealth)
5/17 – Awareness and Social Media Fundamentals for Patient Communities
Hosted by Amanda (@LALupusLady)
5/24 – TBD
Hosted by Sean Erreger, LCSW (@StuckonSW)
5/31 – Real-Time Messaging and Collaboration Tools Inside a Care Setting
Hosted by Greg Meyer (@Greg_Meyer93)
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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