COVID-19 and Health IT – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/20 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by the CHIME Liaisons on the topic of “COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Health IT”.

Probably comes as no surprise that this week’s chat is about COVID-19. No doubt it’s deeply embedded in everyone’s lives now and we’re all learning to live and adapt to this new world. We’ve been covering a lot of the developments of COVID-19 on Healthcare IT Today and we are excited to learn what the #HITsm community is seeing and doing to deal with the challenges we face.

I don’t think we need much more intro to this topic. However, I will say that health IT is going to play an important role as we battle against this virus. We look forward to getting together as an #HITsm community to share the things we’ve learned, spread innovations that you see working, and help each other deal with the changes we’re all dealing with. With that in mind, you’ll see that half of the chat is around practical COVID-19 resources and ideas. The 2nd half is around connecting and supporting each other as a community.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we’ll discuss COVID-19 and Health IT.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: What are the best solutions, workflows, processes, etc you’re seeing implemented by healthcare organizations to manage all the changes COVID-19 has brought?

T2: Which communications solutions are you seeing as most valuable to make sure that teams are communicating effectively and for communication with patients?

T3: What visualizations and data are you watching to track COVID-19 trends?

T4: How are you staying up to date with what’s happening with COVID-19? What sources have you found most valuable?

T5: What techniques are you using to manage the stress and anxiety associated with the pandemic?

Bonus: Share your favorite COVID-19 cartoon or your favorite gif, meme, cat pic, etc that brings a smile to your face.

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
3/27 – COVID-19 Information Overload & Resource Scarcity
Hosted by Mackenzie Boli (@mackenzieboli) from @RS21smarter

4/3 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

4/10 – Emerging Strategies for Measuring and Managing Provider Burnout
Hosted by Jeffrey Becker (@BeckerJMB)

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 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.


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