20 Questions for Health IT

#20HITSeptember arrives next Monday, signifying for most the end of summer, which means families with children are starting to settle back into a steady schedule and routine that allows for more consistent time to focus on work, on learning, and on reaching the end of 2014 on a positive note.

Here at HL7standards.com we have always operated under the principal of “Engaging conversations on healthcare and technology.” We work to accomplish this through our blog posts that span the wide swath of healthcare technology and through social media interaction that is more conversational and collaborative as opposed to a preacher with a bullhorn.

Our collaborative approach is best illustrated through our weekly #HITsm Tweetchats, which involve thoughtful discussions on topics that seemingly cover each “silo” of healthcare technology. If we’re not learning from each other through technology then we’re not social, we’re not curious, and we’re probably not very interesting, in my opinion.

It is with this collaborative and learning spirit that I am pleased to announce a new project I’ve dubbed “20 Questions for Health IT.”

View each question on the 20 Questions page 

We hope this project, which covers the entire month of September, will take the interaction of our social media discussions one step deeper and allow more time to discuss 20 different topics currently influencing the health IT industry.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2., we will begin publishing one health IT topic per day from 20 different individuals with a deep understanding of the topic. The author of each question was generous enough to stick her or his neck out and pose a short answer to the question in the hopes it will encourage further discussion in the comments section and also on Twitter using the #20HIT tag.

So stay tuned next week as we launch into a month-long discussion that hopefully will educate and just maybe lead to a breakthrough idea that will evolve into something bigger.

20 Questions for Health IT Schedule

Special thanks to each contributor

Sept. 2. Chad Johnson
Sept. 3. Don Fluckinger
Sept. 4. Michelle Ronan Noteboom
Sept. 5. Bernadette Keefe, MD
Sept. 8. Leonard Kish
Sept. 9. Greg Meyer
Sept. 10. Nick van Terheyden, MD
Sept. 11. Hubert Zajicek, MD
Sept. 12. Angela Dunn
Sept. 15. Rob Brull
Sept. 16. Mandi Bishop
Sept. 17. David Muntz
Sept. 18. Grahame Grieve & Rasu Shrestha, MD (Two for National Health IT Week)
Sept. 19. Scott Mace
Sept. 22. Jon Mertz
Sept. 23. Jenn Dennard
Sept. 24. Steven Posnack
Sept. 25. Vince Kuraitis
Sept. 26. Brian Eastwood

Dates subject to change


Chad Johnson is managing editor of HL7Standards.com and senior marketing manager at Corepoint Health. He has worked in healthcare-related fields for more than 12 years, including working directly with physicians, nurses, radiologic technologists and health IT professionals. Chad also is co-founder of the Health 2.0 Dallas chapter.


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