Healthcare Disruption – #HealthDisruptors Video Chat – September 20, 2016

Posted on September 13, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the 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 and 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 really excited to be holding our 4th Health Disruptors video chat on September 20, 2016 at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT). We’re sorry to say that the previous Blab platform we used is now dead (#RIPBlab), but we’re going to try out the Firetalk platform for our next chat. It’s not blab, but it’s pretty close.

If you’re not familiar with the format and approach of the Health Disruptors blab, you can read more details here.
Melissa McCool (MindStile and STI Innovations) and John Lynn (Healthcare Scene) are excited to have an amazing guest host this month, Steve Sisko (@shimcode).  Steve has proposed the topic of “Addressing Social Determinants of Health via Non-medical, Community-based Resources and Tools” for this month’s chat.

While it seems that finding cures for diseases and performing specific medical procedures would make the biggest contribution to promoting health, this just isn’t the case. It’s been established that 30% of health outcomes are due to specific health/medical issues with the balance attributed to social determinants, environment influence and behavioral health challenges. Accordingly, tools that can identify, match and support local resources with specific needs play a vital role to play in meeting one’s practical healthcare needs and improving ones quality of life.
Discussion Topics:

  1. What are some of the tools and strategies that can be used to address specific social determinants of health impacting individuals?
  2. What are some of the ways in which technology can identify and match non-medical resources with the social and behavioral needs of high-risk patients?
  3. How could the different resources/players that provide medical and non-medical services communicate better between themselves and the people they serve?
  4. What are some of the methods and channels for distributing ‘assistance’ to those who can benefit the most from non-medical resources?
  5. What are some of the ways existing healthcare software vendors can enhance their product and service offerings to address social determinants of health?
  6. What are some of the ways to finance the provision of non-medical services that can directly impact the outcome of someone’s medical condition(s)?
  7. How can digital tools bridge care provided in clinical settings with community-based, non-medical resources?

Reference Materials:

Healthy People 2020 – Social Determinants of Health –

Addressing Healthcare via Non-medical, Community-based Resources and Tool –

Topics on “Addressing healthcare via non-medical, community-based resources and tools” from #HITsm tweetchat of 6/19/16 –

Curated Tweets from Recent #HITsm Tweetchat on Social Determinants of Health: Non-Medical Tools & Resources –

If you’ve never used Firetalk before, it’s really easy to use. You can watch and participate in the chat on Firetalk itself.  Just click “Get Ticket” and you can access the event live.  Yes, you read that right.  We encourage you to not just listen to the conversation, but to join in on Firetalk either in the chat or on video.

We’re planning to start off holding these monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month so put it on your calendar.

Also, feel free to use the #HealthDisruptors hashtag for things you learn or hear on the video chat as well. Thanks in advance for those who spread the word about this new endeavor. We think it could grow into a really special community.