Accelerating Healthcare Innovation with DevOps – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/1 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Nichole Gunderson (@nicholeg514) and Ed Keen (@EdKeen5) from @burwoodgroup on the topic “Accelerating Healthcare Innovation with DevOps”.

The concept of DevOps is simple: eliminate the traditional barrier between your development and operations teams to create a single streamlined process for building, testing, and operating applications. In traditionally siloed teams, you might encounter vast differences between the way an application was built vs. expectations for maintaining it. DevOps eliminates this friction with unification.

DevOps is a fast-growing discipline across multiple industries – but what about healthcare? Agile methodology, automated testing, and ongoing improvement are foundational principles in DevOps. This type of process improvement could have great impact in the healthcare organization. Use cases like patient-facing application usage and leveraging data in patient care would benefit greatly from continual evaluation and improvement.

Join us for a discussion about accelerating healthcare innovation with DevOps. Is there potential? What are the challenges? And what use cases stand out? Let’s chat this Friday, November 1 at 12:00 PM ET!

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: Do you think DevOps is an important part of HIT strategy today? If yes, what benefits have you seen? #HITsm

T2: What types of custom software development projects are you seeing in healthcare delivery organizations? #HITsm

T3: How do you think DevOps can help with patient-facing applications? #HITsm

T4: How often do you release new software and features today? #HITsm

T5: Do you think DevOps faces adoption challenges in healthcare organizations? Why/why not? #HITsm

Bonus: Where do you think DevOps can make the maximum impact: virtual care, big data, or patient-facing mobile? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
11/8 – Government and SDoH
Hosted by Susan Houck Clark (@SusanHouckClark)

11/15 – Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation?
Hosted by Richard Corder (@RichardCorder) from @t1healthcare

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

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

12/6 – Seniors and Technology
Hosted by Jay LaBine, Chief Medical Officer at @naviHealthPAC

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, 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.