#HITsm Chat

Final 2014 #HITsm TweetChat
Dec. 19, 2014

Mandi Bishop

Mandi Bishop

Moderated by Mandi Bishop

Topic: 2014 Year in Review

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…As 2014 comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on a year of tremendous growth and change in our industry. We health IT professionals started the year with an October 2014 ICD-10 implementation deadline, early EHR adopters moving from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, semantic-layer interoperability merely the gleam in ONC Chief Science Officer’s Dr. Doug Fridsma’s eye, a brand-new National Coordinator with seasoned staff, and FHIR just a Keith Boone @motorcycle_guy epithet.

Heading into 2015, we have a highly-controversial new October 2015 ICD-10 deadline, the Flex-IT Act of Congress on the table to further modify Meaningful Use Stage 2 reporting and Direct transfer mandate, a mass exodus of ONC leadership, and the Argonaut Project lighting a FHIR under interoperability laggards.With all that’s happened over the past 12 months, 2015’s shaping up to be wild and wooly, and full of opportunity! I can’t wait to be a part of what happens next. What were YOUR favorite, and not-so-fabulous, moments?


  1. What profound #healthIT moment MOST surprised you in 2014, and why?
  2. Given #FlexITAct, departures @ #ONC, & CEHRT challenges, do you think 2015 holds imminent, sweeping #MeaningfulUse change?
  3. #Wearabletech got tremendous coverage in 2014. Think momentum will continue in 2015, or will they remain “hipster pet rocks”?
  4. #Apple & #Epic, #ArgonautProject, #Gingerio & research orgs: #innovation via #collaboration rules. What’s promising? Doomed?
  5. What do you hope will be the #healthIT watershed moment of 2015? And how do we MAKE it HAPPEN?

For those not familiar with #HITsm TweetChats, #HITsm is an acronym for “healthcare IT social media” and we focus on current topics that are influencing healthcare technology, health IT, and the use of social media in healthcare.

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