Health Equity: The Missing Aim – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/28 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Corinne Stroum (@healthcora) on the topic of “Health Equity: The Missing Aim“.

As #COVID19 spread throughout the US, significant disparity in spread and outcomes became apparent across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. #HealthEquity, which the IHI calls the Forgotten Aim, has been thrust into the forefront of public health. We hope you’ll join us to discuss how to tackle the challenges of #healthcare diagnostic and treatment disparity and what we can all do to improve the situation with #HITsm this week.


Join us for this week’s HITsm chat, as we discuss health equity.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: What does health equity mean to you? #HITsm

T2: How is data helping or harming health equity? #HITsm

T3: What is the relationship between interoperability and health equity? #HITsm

T4: In August 2020, many states have declared racism as a ‘public health crisis’. What could this mean for those of us in the healthcare and healthIT community? #HITsm

T5: What resources have helped you to improve your knowledge and skills regarding issues of health equity? #HITsm

Bonus: What practical steps can you take to help improve health equity? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule

9/4 – Rethinking Healthcare Security as a Cost Center
Hosted by Mich Parker, CISO (@mitchparkerciso)

9/11 – Losing Connection with Patients During COVID-19
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.

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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.