Off Topic: Coronavirus Community Connection and Relaxation – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/21 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic of “Off Topic: Coronavirus Community Connection and Relaxation“.

Life is hard.

Coronavirus and lots of other things in the world have turned everything upside down and it can be overwhelming and frustrating.

For this week’s #HITsm chat, we’re going to take a bit of a break from our regularly scheduled discussions of health IT and take a chance to connect as a community.  Join us as we discuss how COVID-19 and the coronavirus are impacting you.  It’s a time to share what you’re feeling and vent a little to a caring community if needed.  Plus, we’ll look at some of the places of optimism we see as well and recognize some of the amazing people in the community that have made these challenging times a little bit easier.

If you enjoy a nice off topic chance to connect with others in the health IT community, then you’ll enjoy this chat.  Come and share what you’re experiencing and connect with others as they share as well.  Plus, I’m sure you’re going to discover new people that will help make your life better as well.

Join us for this week’s HITsm chat, as we connect as a community.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: How are you doing amidst the chaos? What can the community do to help? #VulnerabilityIsNotWeakness #HITsm

T2: Who is one person you discovered since COVID-19 that’s made an impact on your life? Or someone you knew that has stepped up in a new way? How did they impact you? #FollowFriday #HITsm

T3: What’s one thing that’s really bothering you that you just need to get off your chest? #NoJudgement #HITsm

T4: What’s the most exciting development you’ve seen during the coronavirus and why? #HITsm

T5: What’s been your various approaches to coping with everything that’s going on in the world? How effective has it been? #HITsm

Bonus: Who’s on your list of people you’re moste excited to see once we can meet in person again? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule

8/28 – Health Equity: The Missing Aim
Hosted by Corinne Stroum (@healthcora)

9/4 – TBD
Hosted by Mich Parker, CISO (@mitchparkerciso)

9/11 – TBD
Hosted by Sarah Bennight (@SarahBennight) from @StericycleComms

9/18 – TBD
Hosted by Stephanie Guadian (@StephanieG_ECG) and Alexia Severson (@AlexiaS_ECG) from @ElectronicCare

9/25 – Telehealth and Post Acute Care
Hosted by Dr. Jay LaBine (@labinejay) and Dr. Kris Smith from @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.

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.