Telehealth Platforms and Features – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/24 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from Healthcare Scene on the topic of “Telehealth Platforms and Features“.

We don’t really need to highlight that Telehealth and Telemedicine are seeing massive growth thanks to COVID-19 and the stay-at-home social distancing orders that have happened.  It’s more than fair to say that telehealth is now seeing its inflection point in a kind of unfortunate way.  That said, it definitely seems like telehealth is here to stay.

Given the rapid adoption of telehealth, we wanted to do a series of #HITsm Twitter chats that looks at many of the nuances related to telehealth so that we can start to better understand what telehealth platforms are standing out and what features help to improve a telehealth implementation.  That will be the discussion for this week.

In future chats we want to talk about how telehealth has impacted patient marketing efforts.  We also want to look at best practices for implementing a telehealth solution and for making the most of the visit.  We’ll dive into the crazy and quickly changing world of telehealth reimbursement.  We have to talk about the privacy and security implications of telehealth.  Not to mention the changing regulations related to telehealth.

Side Note: If you’d like to lead the discussion on one of these other topics, just let us know on our contact us page.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we’ll be discussing the various telehealth platforms and features.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: How do you look at the telehealth market? (video, text, asynchronous, live, EHR integrated, standalone, ambulatory, hospital, consumer, etc) And more importantly, how will this market play out? #HITsm

T2: Who are the telehealth companies you see that are standing out in the market? Why? #HITsm

T3: Which companies are doing the best at integrating telehealth with the EHR? Why? And how are they integrating? #HITsm

T4: What are the telehealth features that make the telehealth solution a standout solution? What telehealth features would you like to see that you haven’t seen in a telehealth platform yet? #HITsm

T5: Have you had a telehealth visit yet? What was your experience like? #HITsm

Bonus: What percentage of visits do you think will be telehealth post #covid19? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
5/1 – Telehealth and Marketing
Hosted by Sarah Bennight (@sarahbennight) from Stericycle Communication Solutions

5/8 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

5/15 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

5/22 – The Role of Specialty Specific Telehealth
Hosted by TBD

5/29 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

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, 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.