CCHIT on Twitter

Posted on March 7, 2009 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 got an email notifying me that there a CCHIT twitter account added me. Is CCHIT on twitter? So far they have an account created and are following 68 people and 64 people are following them. The odd thing is that the CCHIT twitter account hasn’t posted a single tweet. There is a link on the CCHIT twitter profile to the CCHIT website. At first I thought this might be a fake CCHIT twitter account (could be kind of fun), but I really think it’s the official CCHIT that created it. Too bad they don’t understand how to use Twitter, or maybe that’s a good thing. I’ll leave that open for interpretation.

I’m on Twitter as well using the name Techguy and have a ton of HIT and EMR people following me. I often break into EMR and HIT discussions, but I also use that Twitter account for local things, technology in general, and anything I feel like posting. So, if you’re expecting to just read about EMR and HIPAA, then don’t follow my Twitter acount. However, if you don’t mind a little bit of everything, I’d love to have more people in the EMR and HIT industry following me. I’ll follow you back.

For those of you who aren’t on Twitter or have never heard of Twitter, I’ll just say “Try it, you’ll like it.” I’ve found you either get Twitter or you don’t. Someone can’t really explain Twitter to you.