How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care? – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome) on the topic “How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care?”.

Half of Medicare beneficiaries who could be in an ACO are now in an ACO. Over 80% of physician offices have an EHR. Every ACO has a population health IT solution in addition to their EHR. We have lots of technology, we have lots of people in accountable care. In this week’s chat, we’ll explore how that technology can improve health and lower costs.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat as we dive into how health IT can enable accountable care.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: ACOs have more data than anyone else in the health care system, what skills are needed to collect and manage all this data? #HITsm

T2: How different is the user base of accountable care versus the EHR user base? #HITsm

T3: As accountable care creates new workflows, how best does HealthIT enable those workflows and integrate with clinical workflows? #HITsm

T4: How does an organization prioritize the three needs of an ACO: understanding the needs of a population, providing actionable data in a workflow and reporting on progress of the population? #HITsm

T5: How do we keep our focus on meeting needs that lower costs versus whichever one happened to capture our attention today? #HITsm

Bonus: Can all the separate population health tools and EHRs continue to co-exist or will they eventually merge? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
11/29 – Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday – No Chat

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

12/13 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

12/20 – Christmas Break – No Chat

12/27 – Christmas Break – 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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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.