The Friday Five – #NHITWeek Round Up
This past week thought leaders from around the nation came together both virtually and in person to raise awareness during National Health IT Week. Thousands took to social media to share their #IHeartHIT and #HITworks stories to show how health IT transforms lives, while others participated in various Tweet Chats and a Firetalk to voice their opinions and learn more about the latest in health IT. This week’s Friday Five takes a look at these and other notable moments from NHIT Week 2017.
Inspiring Progress with #IHeartHIT Stories
Throughout the week people shared their personal #IHeartHIT stories to show policymakers the impact HIT is having and that supporting innovation in health technology is the right thing to do. From young to old, everyone can benefit from HIT. You can read a collection of these stories on the National Health IT website. We highlighted stories from former Healthcare De Jure guests Dr. Nick The Incrementalist and Tamara StClaire and also a story by Janet Hohmann about her #WhatIRun campaign.
Make Telemedicine accessible to everyone #nhitweek #IHeartHIT https://t.co/aL8meBZ7NH
— Nick van Terheyden (@drnic1) October 3, 2017
#IHeartHIT because we’re building a connected system with patients at the center. #NHITweek @HIMSShttps://t.co/KzIs8h09PH
— Tamara StClaire (@drstclaire) October 6, 2015
#NHITWeek: Expanding the Opportunity – it’s personal https://t.co/1yZ6sQuWGf
— HITECH Answers (@HITECHAnswers) October 5, 2017
New Student Challenge
Last year HIMSS held the National Health IT Student Challenge which invited students from related academic programs across the country to devise and implement innovative advocacy activities focused on advancing public health IT awareness in their state or region. This year HIMSS is switching thing up and the new challenge is the Student Case Competition. “Inter-disciplinary teams comprised of undergraduate, graduate, residents, or Fellows are encouraged to analyze a HIMSS-supplied case study. From this analysis, teams should apply recommendations that support current health information technology practices that involve transformative care while coupling recommendations with advocacy outreach at the Federal and State level.” Winners will receive and all expenses paid trip to attend HIMSS18 and present their analysis. Registration is now open and will close November 20, 2017.
3rd Annual #NHITweek #Firetalk – #3Dprinting in Healthcare!
In this 3rd annual #NHITWeek Firetalk, Charles Webster, MD (@wareFLO) spoke with Lars Brouwers, MD (@Brouwers_3D), about 3D-printing in healthcare. Viewers learned about 3D printing in healthcare and what steps to take to begin their own 3D printing projects. In case you missed this Firetalk, you can check it out in its entirety on Chuck Webster’s Blog.
Replay this AM’s 3rd Annual #NHITweek #Firetalk: #3Dprinting in Healthcare! w/@Brouwers_3D & @wareFLO! https://t.co/S1yRAqK4PB #Health2Con pic.twitter.com/mAZXKer6YR
— Chuck Webster MDMSMS (@wareFLO) October 3, 2017
Call to Action
Once again HIMSS is using the National Health IT Week Platform to encourage members to make their voices heard by reaching out to their representatives via the Virtual March on the States. HIMSS makes it easy for participants by offering their HIMSS 2017 Congressional Asks form letter which can be used as is or modified. Most of the hard work is done for you so why not take a few minutes to make sure Capital Hill hears what you have to say about important heath IT policy issues.
- National Health IT Week Twitter Chat: #AskONC
A popular and important Twitter Chat this week was #AskONC. ONC invited its Twitter followers to join in an online conversation looking at the current and future state of health IT, nationwide interoperability, suggestions to reducing clinician burden, and much more.
- #HITworks Twitter Chat: National Health IT Week + The Value of Health IT
Another important Twitter Chat, #HITWorks, was hosted by HIMSS, Co-founder of National Health IT Week, to unpack the value of health IT. Moderator Michael Gaspar (@MichaelGaspar), along with guests, Rod Piechowski (@RodP_HealthIT) and Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia), joined health IT’s Twitter community in a lively conversation focused around HIMSS Four Points of Engagement. Michael ended the chat hoping to keep the conversation going all year long. To hear more from Michael and Lygeia be sure to listen to their interviews on HCdeJure with Matt Fisher.
- National Health IT Week Twitter Chat: #AskONC
Keep the health IT value conversation going year-round by following and sharing to #HITworks! #NHITweek https://t.co/QPMMb6rwcC pic.twitter.com/M5AYVNbCx2
— Michael A. Gaspar (@MichaelGaspar) October 5, 2017
- Possibly one of the most passionate coversations was the #PTexpHIT Chat moderated by two more former Healthcare De Jure guests, Dr. Geeta Nayyar (@gnayyar) and Nick Adkins (@nickisnpdx). If there was one message that seemed to be repeated throughout the discussion it would be, “Patients should always be the main focus and should be considered an equal member of the care team.”
It’s on! #NHITWeek is here. We’re celebrating at @TopLineMD by furthering the #PTexp convo. Join us & @nickisnpdx 4 the #PTexpHIT tweet chat pic.twitter.com/eySRiepS3m
— Geeta Nayyar, MD MBA (@gnayyar) October 2, 2017
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