#HealthIT Replacement Trends – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/7 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Taylor Madsen (@MTaylorMadsen) on the topic of “#HealthIT Replacement Trends”.

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said “The only thing that is constant is change.” Well, when it comes to healthcare, we’ve got change in spades. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a spate of provider consolidation and healthcare technology company consolidation. Provider organizations know better than anyone that consolidation is just one of many forces pushing provider orgs to spend or even re-spend on their technology solutions.

There are a lot of pressures driving these changes in healthcare. At this week’s #HITsm chat, we’ll discuss what’s pushing these technology changes, when it’s appropriate to replace your old technologies, and look at the future of technology replacement in healthcare.

We hope you’ll join us as we discuss health IT technology replacements.

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Here is the list of questions for the chat.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: Why is technology replacement occurring in healthcare? #HITsm

T2: Which technologies make the most sense for healthcare providers to take a serious look at replacing? #HITsm

T3: When does it make sense for a healthcare organization to replace a given technology? #HITsm

T4: While technology advances are a good thing, are there too many “gimmick” technologies in healthcare right now? #HITsm

T5: Are there too many, too few, or the right amount of #HealthIT vendors per some of the main technologies? #HITsm

Bonus: Why does consolidation among #HealthIT vendors and providers seem to be the new norm? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
6/14 – Challenges to Physician & Patient Buy-in & How You Can Get from a No to a Yes
Hosted by Shereeese Maynard (@ShereesePubHlth)

6/21 – TBD
Hosted by @FormFast

6/28 – The State of Behavioral Healthcare
Hosted by Dr. Reena Pande (@reena_pande)

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.