Price Transparency, ROI of Health IT, Technology Training, and Social Media Acceptance – #HITsm Chat Highlights

Posted on August 18, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

Every week, HL7 Standards, hosts a #HITsm Tweet Chat and poses four questions “on current topics that are influencing healthcare technology, health IT, and the use of social media in healthcare.” It’s always a great discussion and also a great chance to meet a wide variety of people that are passionate about healthcare IT.

In case you missed it, or are curious about what went on this week, we’ve put together the list of topics with some of the best responses for each topic. There were some interesting topics this week, as well as some great responses. If you have any opinions on any of these topics, feel free to continue the discussion in the comments. This chats take place every Friday at 11AM CST. You’ll find members of Healthcare Scene regularly participating in the chat under some of the following Twitter accounts: @techguy@ehrandhit@hospitalEHR, and @smyrnagirl.

Topic One: Considering costs with mobile technology: How can mobile technology apps and crowdsourcing approaches be used to enable price transparency?

 

 

 

 

Topic Two: ROI of health IT: How will moving away from a fee-for-service model in healthcare affect the substantial price tag of health IT?

 

 

 

Topic Three: How can technology be used to train future caregivers to consider costs before ordering tests and treatments?

 

 

 

 

Topic Four: Can social media acceptance and use among younger caregivers lead to lower patient costs?

 

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