AI & Tech vs Man Power in EHR Implementations – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 10/4 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Greg Goodale (@gjgoodale) and Dalton Patterson (@MrDollyPat) from @TrustHCS on the topic “AI & Tech vs Man Power in EHR Implementations”.

The healthcare industry has seen a massive amount of change since the hard push for EHR that began in 2004. For 15 years we’ve seen the advancement of HIT and the reduction and, in some cases, disappearance of certain roles in healthcare. Combined with a growing focus on AI, we all want to know, “How will the AI/Tech vs. Man Power matchup end when related to EHR implementation?”

From the work needed in post go-live, the transition steps completed during go-live, and the on-going system management and adjustments in post go-live; both technology and people have their roles. We want to know what great minds in the industry think those roles will be! During this week’s tweet chat we want to engage to explore – What personnel is underrated in an implementation? Where is human involvement prioritized, shifting, or diminishing? Where is human involvement always going to be required? Where is AI going to change the EHR implementation the most?

Having been the professional muscle often needed to support revenue cycle through EHR transitions, TrustHCS wants to hear from you on how far technology can be expected to go when it comes to streamlining major technology changes in healthcare.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: Where will EHR implementation always require people? #HITsm

T2: Where should we be making investments in AI regarding EHR implementations? #HITsm

T3: Where can healthcare IT benefit from pushing into more human involvement? #HITsm

T4: Who are the most underrated members of a tech implementation and why? #HITsm

T5: Pre-Go Live, Go-Live, or Post Go-Live… Where would AI be most beneficial in EHR Implementation? #HITsm

Bonus: What roles in healthcare have you seen change the most due to EHR implementations? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
10/11 – Social Virtual Reality: Health, Healthcare, and Health IT!
Hosted by Chuck Webster (@wareFLO)

10/18 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

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

11/1 – Accelerating Healthcare Innovation with DevOps
Hosted by Nichole Gunderson and Ed Keen from @burwoodgroup

11/8 – Government and SDoH
Hosted by Susan Houck Clark (@SusanHouckClark)

11/15 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

11/22 – How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care?
Hosted by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome)

11/29 – Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday – No Chat

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 the, 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.