Helping Consumers/Patients Learn More About Healthcare IT – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/26 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Lisa Davis Budzinski (@lisadbudzinski) and Becky Brandt, RN (@bbhomebody) on the topic “Helping Consumers/Patients Learn More About Healthcare IT”.

Healthcare IT systems in 2019 are far more in depth than most patients, caregivers and the general public realize. Healthcare IT plays a huge role in every aspect of a patient’s visit or hospital stay. But it’s rarely really seen or known about by healthcare users.

Today we would like to help educate in a participatory manner of what the HIT crew actually does and how it helps patients.

Please let us know through this HITsm chat what you would like patients, caregivers and others to know about HIT. The following are the topics that will serve as the framework for this week’s discussion and sharing.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: Please explain how your work in Health IT helps patients before &/or after their healthcare visits, hospital stays, and outpatient healthcare maintenance. #HITsm

T2: What is the biggest misconception patients have about Health IT? What would you say to clarify the misconception? #HITsm

T3: In the span of your career, (over many years or just a few), what is the biggest improvement or advancement you’ve seen in Health IT? #HITsm

T4: Share your favorite patient story/stories where Health IT helped them in their patient journey. #HITsm

T5: What tools, resources, websites apps, etc do you think more patients should know about? #HITsm

Bonus: What other suggestions do you have to help patients in understanding Health IT? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
8/2 – Check out the #EXPOhealth Hashtag – Since many in the #HITsm community will be at the conference, we won’t have an official Twitter chat, but be sure to check the #EXPOhealth hashtag for a lot of great health IT discussion.

8/9 – 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.

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.