The Role of AI Technology in Healthcare and the Changes It Will Bring – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 9/18 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Stephanie Guadian (@StephanieG_ECG) and Alexia Severson (@AlexiaS_ECG) from @ElectronicCare on the topic of “The Role of AI Technology in Healthcare and the Changes It Will Bring“.

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is becoming a bigger part of healthcare than ever before. With several AI technology platforms on the market today and many others in development, it won’t be long before AI is a prevalent part of the healthcare system.

“AI will impact healthcare by adding automated value to data,” said Dr. David Keeley, Chief Technology Officer at Electronic Caregiver®, a national health technology company. “The more value we can add in an automated fashion, the more time providers will have to actually provide care.”

AI incorporates machine learning, modern deep learning, natural language processing and more. Some of the latest AI innovations include virtual assistants, robotic assisted therapy and surgery, and telehealth. AI applications in healthcare are designed to improve diagnosis and treatment, patient engagement and adherence, patient outcomes, and assist in administrative tasks. It also has the potential to trim patient expenses and personalize healthcare plans and disease management.

While there are many benefits of AI in clinical and home settings, there are also several concerns and ethical questions surrounding its use, including limited health data, information security, and accuracy.

Join us for this week’s HITsm chat, as we discuss the role of AI in healthcare.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: How can AI technology help fill the gaps in healthcare and how does AI support improved outcomes in the home? #HITsm

T2: When and how should healthcare systems use AI? Can you name some successful examples? #HITsm

T3: How do you think AI technology will have an impact on the healthcare sector financially? #HITsm

T4: How do you think AI technology will change behavioral health treatments? #HITsm

T5: How do we open the flow of health data safely? #HITsm

BONUS: How do you feel about using AI technology in your home? Do you think AI will do more harm than good? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule

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

10/2 – The Rise of Consumer Healthcare Applications
Hosted by Brendan Keeler (@healthbjk) from @Redox

10/9 – What Do Patients Expect Now?
Hosted by Tim Dybvig (@timdybvig) from @ExperityHealth

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.