#NHITWeek Tweet Chat presented by Surescripts: ​Connected Care and the Patient Experience

October 8, 2015
3:00 – 3:30 ET

On September 21st, Surescripts released our Connected Care and the Patient Experience survey where we found that while millions of people across the country are open to using technology for a variety of key healthcare needs, the system is not yet living up to their expectations. As part of National Health IT Week, Surescripts will be hosting a Tweet Chat on Thursday, October 8th at 3:00 PM EDT to discuss patient perspectives on digital health.

#NHITWeek Tweet Chat presented by Surescripts
Connected Care and the Patient Experience
October 8, 2015 | 3:00 – 3:30 ET

Co-hosted by:
David Chou, Chief Information Officer, Top 100 Social CIO
@dchou1107 on Twitter

Dr. Nick van Terheyden, CMO, Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences
@drnic1 on Twitter

Discussion topics will include:

  • Patients’ digital expectations are growing. We’re hearing more and more from patients themselves that technology needs to be an integral part in the care delivery process. So much so that nearly half of Americans would opt for online capabilities vs. handling over the phone, such as getting lab test results (48%), filling out paperwork ahead of a doctor’s appointment (48%), accessing their medical records (47%), and filling prescriptions (47%). Given the increasing desire for a tech-driven care experience, how can patients help spur technology adoption across the healthcare ecosystem?

  • As the population ages, technology adoption and information exchange within the long-term and post-acute care settings will become increasingly more important. How can LTPAC facilitates overcome challenges of limited resources (financial and workforce) to bring patient care delivery into the 21st century?

  • Americans who take prescription medications for chronic conditions are also feeling the pain from a lack of tech-adoption, where a majority of Surescripts’ survey respondents noted that their doctors typically don’t offer them access to online condition management tools (84%) or make themselves available online or via email for questions (79%). What needs to happen to break down these barriers?

  • E-prescribing is often referenced as a case study of success for interoperability and information exchange. What lessons can be drawn from e-prescribing adoption and applied to more holistic industry interoperability?

The tweet chat is being co-hosted by David Chou, Chief Information Officer, Top 100 Social CIO, (@dchou1107) and Dr. Nick van Terheyden, CMO, Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences (@drnic1). Please join us for this engaging discussion as part of our participation in National HealthIT Week. Follow Surescripts on Twitter @Surescripts and use the hash tag #connectedpatient to participate in the chat.