Tricks or Treats – Health IT Edition – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 10/30 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic “Tricks or Treats – Health IT Edition“.

How can we have an #HITsm chat the day before Halloween and not do something related to the holiday?  I can’t.  So, let’s have some fun for this week’s #HITsm chat and talk about the various tricks and treats you’ve experienced with Health IT.  I’m sure we’ve got some stories in there worth sharing.

By a trick, I’m talking about the biggest missteps in health IT or the biggest boondoggles.  What things frustrate you about healthcare.  In other words, where do you feel like we’re getting tricked?

On the other hand, where do you see exciting things happening in health IT.  What things in health IT are a treat to watch?  Is there someone that makes you smile and is a treat to be around?  Let’s share some of the best “treats” in health IT.

Join us for this week’s HITsm chat, as we have a Halloween themed “Tricks” or “Treats” chat.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: What’s been the biggest “trick” in healthcare? What frustrates you the most? #HITsm

T2: What technology has been the biggest “trick” as far as living up to its hype and potential in healthcare? Why? #HITsm

T3: Which area of health IT has been the biggest treat in the past? Why? #HITsm

T4: Which area of health IT will be the biggest treat in the future? Why? #HITsm

T5: Who or what company is the biggest treat in healthcare? Why? #HITsm

Bonus: Are you personally more of a “trick” or a “treat” person? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule

11/6 – Healthcare Disruption
Hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday

11/13 – Precision Health
Hosted by Brian Stout (@thinkstout) from @hc1dotcom

11/20 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

11/27 – 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.