Chronic Care Management – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/16 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Brian Eastwood (@Brian_Eastwood) on the topic “Chronic Care Management”.

We know the numbers: Americans with chronic health conditions account for the majority of the nation’s $3.5 trillion in health costs. While some of these costs are unavoidable, many can be avoided through a combination of earlier diagnosis, improved treatment, better support outside the clinical setting, or prevention (when possible).

Technology stakeholders across health care approach the challenges of improving chronic care management from several angles. These range from individualized tech-enabled programs to large-scale research efforts focused on providing more effective care to millions of Americans with the same condition. Some approaches are in their early stages, while others are beginning to mature. What holds the most potential – and where do challenges remain?

Join us at this week’s #HITsm chat where we’ll discuss the challenge of chronic care management in healthcare.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: What is the biggest roadblock to improved chronic care management in today’s health care ecosystem – and what needs to happen in order to solve the problem? #HITsm

T2: What will it take for initiatives like precision medicine and digital therapeutics to deliver on the promise to provide more targeted treatment options? Which conditions are poised to see the biggest impact? #HITsm

T3: Many employers and health plans have embraced so-called disaggregator platforms for consumer-led chronic care management. What will convince health systems to do the same, and when will it happen? #HITsm

T4: Which non-clinical services represent the biggest unmet needs for those who require chronic care management, and how can technology be applied to meet these needs? #HITsm

T5: How can technology stakeholders ensure that they best meet the needs of patients and their caregivers through the complex process of chronic care management? #HITsm

Bonus: Who is the one person who has taught you the most about what it means to improve chronic care management and delivery, and why? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
8/23 – Applying AI, Machine Learning and Automation to Reduce Redundancies in Healthcare
Hosted by Linda Stotsky (@EMRAnswers) from @Bossoft

8/30 – Ongoing Training and Physician Burnout
Hosted by Larry Kaiser (@LarryKaiser) and Danielle Preizler (@ddowns916) from @OptimumHIT

9/6 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

9/13 – TBD
Hosted by Kate Huvane Gamble (@khgamble)

9/20 – TBD
Hosted by Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer)

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.