2nd CMIO Tweetchat

by Luis Saldana, MD

luis saldana headshotOur inaugural #CMIOchat was a great success, and thoroughly engaging with the skillful facilitation of Dr. Nick van Terhyden aka @DrNic1.  I have the distinct pleasure of facilitating the next #CMIOchat this Thursday October 22nd at 7 PM Eastern Time.


So, the ICD-10 ‘GoLive’ date has come and gone without much ruckus, and the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Final Rules were released with a bit more fanfare, and certainly more to come.  So, how do these events impact the journey to the holy grail destination of interoperability.

I think we have all experienced the challenges associated with the current state of interoperability, or lack thereof, of various systems that support our health system.  We want to delve bit in our next #CMIOchat into this and related topics.  We would love to hear all perspectives on this topic and welcome anyone with interest in exploring and discussing this.

So here are the topics for Thursday evening’s Tweetchat.  I look forward to seeing you there,

Luis @lsaldanamd

T1. What are the challenges we encounter as patients and informaticists in the road to interoperability?  Are you optimistic that we will get to true interoperability?

T2. What would a truly inter-operable, unified patient medical record look like from a functionality, user interface and operational perspective?

T3.  How would such a unified medical record support patient engagement or activation, or facilitate self management of one’s own health?

T4.  How would physicians and other clinicians engage with the data from such a record to enable both personalized medicine and population health?


CMIOchat Thursday September 24th 2015

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

We’ve been baking this idea for a while, and at long last here it is!

CMIOchatThe inaugural chat is moderated by social media savvy and clinical informatics thought leader Nick van Terheyden, MD Dell Health and Life Sciences (@DellHealth) Chief Medical Officer aka @DrNic1 on twitter.

For a list of founder members of CMIOchat, click here, and the ‘why’ question is answered here. For context on the chat, checkout ‘Process matters as much as technology, especially when treading new ground‘ proffered by @DrNic1.

The hashtag is #CMIOchat and you have several ways of participating Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific Time.

Simply find your way to our home page here, or check out the TweetChat room here, or the Twubs page here (enter #CMIOchat). In the later two instances, you need be logged into your twitter account to access the ‘rooms’.

The value of Tweetchat or Twubs participation is you can pause and resume the #CMIOchat tweetstream.

Of course you can also follow on your smart phone, tablet or even Tweetdeck via the hashtag.

The theme is ‘Emerging Technologies’ and the topics to be parsed to the community are as follows:

T1: What technology is critical for near-term and future clinical and financial success? (Analytics? Telehealth? Mobile Apps? Social media listening?)

T2: What factors to consider in prioritizing tech adoption: Impact? Cost? Effectiveness? Ease of adoption? Current tech platform?

T3: How do you ensure that the IT department prepares for future technology?

T4: What ancillary factors should be considered when adopting technology? (Training, support, physician leadership, integration of data, etc.)

The process will begin with a round of introductions, followed by each topic and it’s discussion.

We’ll run for 60 minutes and hopefully engage the health data and clinical informatics community is key issues many of us are  grappling with on a daily basis.