#HITsm celebrates #NHITWeek – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 9/20 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer) on the topic “#HITsm celebrates #NHITWeek”.

Next week, Sept. 23 – 27, 2019, is U.S. National Health IT Week (#NHITWeek) — a weeklong celebration of the power of information and technology to reform healthcare. Participants include administration, providers, vendors, non-profit organizations, and more, and comprises both in-person and virtual activities throughout the month.

#IHeartHIT and I know you do too, or you likely wouldn’t be here.

During my time in health IT, I’ve really come to love the industry and our #HITsm community. The power of information and technology takes many forms, just as our careers do, and I’m enamored by the different paths people have taken to get to where they are today (chatting about trends in healthcare IT on a Friday afternoon on Twitter).

Christina Noel has a background in music, Janae Sharp was a German immersion teacher and baby blanket entrepreneur, David Chou lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, and Stacy Goebel was a Store Manager at Starbuck —who’d’ve thought?

I myself went to college for retail marketing & management. I graduated at the end of the recession in 2011, lived in the smallest state in the country with few “fashion” jobs, and knew I didn’t want to work retail hours. So I took a job working at an EHR vendor in the client service division and before I knew it I found myself reading healthcare IT news in my spare time.

What brought you to health IT? What keeps you going? These stories are personal and authentic and a great way for us to continue to cement our relationships. By getting to know each other better, we can begin to think outside-the-box to find ways to partner and continue forging the way to improving healthcare.


Join us for a delightful discussion at this week’s #HITsm chat as we discuss the following questions.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: What’s your origin story in 280 characters or less? #HITsm

T2: What motivates you about health IT in 2019? #HITsm

T3: What shocks you about health IT in 2019? #HITsm

T4: If you could choose one song to describe the current state of healthcare – what would it be, and why? #HITsm

T5: Share a picture that captures one of your favorite moments in health IT. #HITsm #IHeartHIT

Bonus: What #NHITWeek events are you attending? #HITsm

And remember, as John Lynn often says, “vulnerability is not weakness.”

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
9/27 – Missed Opportunities in Healthcare – People
Hosted by Michelle Currie (@mshlcurrie)

10/4 – TBD
Hosted by Greg Goodale (@gjgoodale) and Dalton Patterson (@MrDollyPat) from @TrustHCS

10/11 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

10/18 – Missed Opportunities in Healthcare – Processes
Hosted by Michelle Currie (@mshlcurrie)

10/25 – TBD
Hosted by Gail Zahtz (@GailZahtz)

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 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.