2021 Health IT Predictions – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 1/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcittoday on the topic “2021 Health IT Predictions“.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hard to believe that 2021 has arrived, but here we are and carry on we will.  While I think we’re all grateful to be through with 2020, I think we all know that 2021 is going to be extremely challenging and transformative for healthcare as well.  How will telehealth play out?  Will we go back to in person work or continue remote work?  Will we continue to use technologies that keep some physical separation between clinicians and patients?  What’s going to happen with healthcare interoperability post-pandemic?  Will new relationships with competitors lead to new opportunities?

Plus, beyond those things that were brought on us by the pandemic, we’re also seeing the explosion of really great technology that can help make healthcare better.  Leading this charge is all the various AI solutions.  Whether it’s ambient clinical voice technology which is designed to do your clinical documentation for you or if it’s a chat bot that’s helping a patient navigate their care experience, AI is upon us in so many different ways.

We’re also seeing an interesting confluence of different technologies and data.  Whether that’s communication infrastructure, SDoH Data, wearables data, and much more, all of these various efforts are coming together at the same time to present some fascinating opportunities for healthcare organizations.

Those are a few ideas to get you started, but I’m sure you have more. I hope you’ll join the chat to share what you’re seeing and what you predict for 2021 in health IT.

This week’s #HITSM Twitter chat we’ll be making predictions for 2021 and debating the predictions shared.

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:

T1: What did we learn from 2020 that will apply well in 2021? #HITsm

T2: What package of healthcare technology (and services) is going to surprise us in 2021? What will it accomplish? #HITsm

T3: Which companies are going to surprise healthcare in 2021 and why? #HITsm

T4: Which government regulation is going to impact healthcare the most in 2021? How and why? #HITsm

T5: What do you predict as the future of events and conferences in 2021? #HITsm #HITMC

Bonus: When do you think you’ll travel to your next conference? When will you be ready to travel? When will your company allow you to travel? Will you travel for work or personal first? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule

1/15 – Transformation in Healthcare Revenue Cycle as a Result of COVID
Hosted by Kristen Jacobsen from @RevSpringInc

1/22 – TBD
Hosted by Janae Sharp (@CoherenceMed) from @SharpIndex

1/29 – Bioprinting
Hosted by Chuck Webster, MD (@wareflo)

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 HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.

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