Healthcare Disruption – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/6 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic “Healthcare Disruption“.

A lot of people love to talk about disrupting healthcare.  This makes a lot of sense when you look at all the charts showing the growth in healthcare costs.  It’s literally bankrupting our country and individuals.  Thus, many people want to see some healthcare disruption.

What’s interesting is that for all the talk of disruption in healthcare, healthcare continues to move at a snail’s pace in so many ways.  It’s a hard industry to disrupt.  In fact, COVID-19 might have been the biggest disruption to healthcare we’ve seen in a long time.  It disrupted many healthcare organizations in massive ways and opened up the world of telehealth in a way that would have been hard to see happening otherwise despite many efforts to do so.

Plus, technology has offered new opportunities to healthcare consumers.  They can get access to information in a way that wasn’t possible before.  Plus, they’re sharing their experiences with others which will force healthcare to respond in different ways.  Not to mention efforts at healthcare price transparency and access to health data.

We also see massive companies like Walmart and Amazon getting into healthcare and Apple and Google on the tech side.  Will this lead to a disruption in healthcare?  That’s the topic of this week’s #HITsm chat.  Should be a lively conversation about where you see disruption in healthcare happening and also what’s holding disruption back.

Join us for this week’s HITsm chat, as we talk about disruption in healthcare.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: Does healthcare ever really get disrupted? If so, what examples? If not, why not? #HITsm

T2: What forces in healthcare are you watching for most to impact healthcare in the future? #HITsm

T3: Which areas of healthcare would you like to be disrupted? #HITsm

T4: Will healthcare disruption come from government, startups, or large companies? Why and how? #HITsm

T5: Who do you think is the most disruptive person in healthcare? Why? #HITsm

Bonus: As a patient, what part of healthcare disruption would benefit you most? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule

11/13 – How Can Precision Health Enable the Delivery of Personalized, Precise Care Without Further Driving Up Healthcare Costs?
Hosted by Brian Stout (@thinkstout) from @hc1dotcom

11/20 – TBD
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11/27 – No Chat – Happy Thanksgiving!

12/4 – TBD
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12/11 – TBD
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12/18 – No Chat – Happy Holidays

12/25 – No Chat – Happy Holidays

1/1 – No Chat – Happy Holidays

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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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.