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“What’s the Fix?” Healthcare Conference

Posted on March 27, 2017 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.


I recently learned about an exciting new conference called What’s the Fix? that’s been created by the good people at HEALTHSPARQ. I’ve never seen a conference that’s so focused on the patient voice. Plus, if you know Burt Rosen and his team, you know that they really care about helping to fix many of the issues that make healthcare suck.

This is a first year event, but I think the concept is really great and they have some great speakers lined up for it. Worth noting is that all of them but one are women (as of the writing of this post). More important is that each one has their own patient experience and healthcare story to share.

While the conference is happening June 14th in Portland, the main audience is going to be the online video streaming audience which is being made available to everyone for free. All you have to do is register for the event. In fact, the entire conference is free which is great since we all know that most patients can’t afford to pay to attend a conference. Along with the live stream, I’m sure there will be a lot of back channel conversation on the #WTFix conference hashtag. I should also note that the play on WTF with the name of the conference is well done.

The people organizing the What’s the Fix? conference put together this video about the reasons why they’re looking forward to the event:

I also love these little vignettes from the speakers:

Enough talk, lets #GSD (Get Stuff Done) – #HITsm Chat Topic

Posted on February 14, 2017 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/17 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Hosted by Burt Rosen (@burtrosen) from @healthsparq. We’ll be discussing the topic “Enough talk, lets #GSD (Get Stuff Done)“.

One of the big challenges I’ve had with tweet chats in the past is that we engage in some really interesting conversation, but it’s not clear how that conversation translates into action. I know that many #HITsm chats have benefited my work, but I think we could still take the #HITsm community to a new level if we could get more stuff done.

Given this week’s topic, it seems like Burt Rosen agrees with me. This week’s #HITsm chat is designed to move beyond talk and has you make a personal commitment to doing something. Plus, we’re going to have Burt back to host a future chat to follow up and see how everyone is doing.

The Topics
Here are the topics to help flesh out the theme of ‘Enough talk, lets #GSD (Get Stuff Done).’

Introductions: If you could have any super power to change health care, what would it be? #HITsm

T1: How are you using that super power right now to make a real, measurable difference in health care? #HITsm

T2: What’s your kryptonite? What obstacles are you facing? #HITsm

T3: Does your work depend on other people? How are you connecting them/connecting with them to keep things moving forward? #HITsm

T4: Any advice to help each other out? #HITsm

T5: A year from now, will you have changed health care in a way you’re proud of? #HITsm

Bonus: Now that you’ve all committed to being health care heroes – what are you going to call yourself when you wear your cape? #HITsm

#HIMSS17 Meetup with #HITsm and #hcldr
If you’ll be at HIMSS, we’re doing a physical #HITsm meetup combined with the #hcldr community on Tuesday, 2/21 from 10:00-10:45 AM ET at the Orlando Convention Center Lobby Hall D. There will be many people participating in the meetup virtually using the #HITsm and #hcldr hashtags as well. So, if you aren’t at #HIMSS17, then you can still join anyway. Here’s a link to find more details on this meetup and other Healthcare Scene meetups at HIMSS17.

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
2/24 – HIMSSanity Recovery Chat
With #HIMSS17 happening the week of this chat, we’ll take the week off from a formal chat. However, we encourage people that attended HIMSS or watched HIMSS remotely to share a “Tweetstorm” that tells a #HIMSS17 story, shares insights about a topic, rants on a topic of interest, or shows gratitude. Plus, it will be fun to test out a new form of tweetstorm Twitter chat. We’ll post more details as we get closer.

3/3 – “Is it ground hog day with population health?
Hosted by @dchou1107 and @cschealth

3/10 – TBD

We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always let us know if you have ideas for how to make #HITsm better.

If you’re searching for the latest #HITsm chat, you can always find the latest #HITsm chat and schedule of chats here.

#WhatTheHealthcare – Brilliant, but Sad

Posted on December 27, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

If you’re on social media, you’ve probably seen the #WhatTheHealthcare hashtag that was started by HealthSparq. Along with the social media posts, they’ve also created a #WhatTheHealthcare! site that aggregates the frustrating healthcare stories that are out there.

Here’s a sample of the type of #WhatTheHealthcare stories they’re sharing:

As the title of this post says, it’s brilliant, but also very sad. There are so many #WhatTheHealthcare moments out there and we need to do better.

If you have a #WhatTheHealthcare moment, share it with us in the comments or on Twitter with the #WhatTheHealthcare hashtag. I have a feeling these stories are just getting started. The only way we can fix these problems is if we’re not afraid to share them. The next step that might be interesting is pairing these #WhatTheHealthcare moments with solutions.

So far most of the #WhatTheHealthcare stories have been from the patient perspective. It would be interesting to hear all the #WhatTheHealthcare stories from the doctors, nurse, front desk, HIM, etc perspectives as well.