Thursday, September 1, 2016

Summary of #HITsm Tweetchat: Acquiring, Managing & Disseminating Health IT Knowledge

On Friday, August 19th, 2016, I hosted the weekly #HITsm tweetchat. The theme of the chat was "Acquiring, Managing & Disseminating Health IT Knowledge." A total of 75 participants tweeted 561 times for 5.2M impressions. Here are the stats from @Symplur

Thanks to all who participated. And special thanks to @HealthStandards who allowed me to host. And thanks to Captain Angela - aka @HealthIsCool - who kept us on track!


What Follows?

The following is a summary of ALL of the tweets made during the chat - except for retweets, the usual 'salutations,' thank you's' and 'have a great weekend' tweets.

Topic 1: What are some of your favorite tools & methods for finding, curating, storing and sharing information?

Account
Tweet
@matt_r_fisher
Fav tools for finding info are peeps on Twitter and info from places like @HealthITNews, @MobiHealthNews, @medcitynews & more.
@sarahbennight
Twitter and THIS community, also LinkedIN
@shimcode
RSS feeds, Google Alerts, Hootsuite searches & “daily news summaries” are my primary methods.
@wareflo
My favorite tool for finding, curating, storing & sharing information is Twitter. Period. End of tweet.
@matt_r_fisher
Not sure I have a good curation strategy though. Mostly skimming articles, finding what interests me. Focus on legal aspects.
@nxtstop1
For six years now, @twitter has been my key platform for curation & personal/professional learning. The key is a tailored network.
@2healthguru
Peeps I follow on twitter, @Tweetdeck, @tweetchat, Google alerts, @HubSpot , @Storify https://t.co/V3xoNJDmWa
@healthiscool
Twitter, of course! And Twitter lists! https://t.co/jkOuqeC8Db
@resultant
My favs are Buffer and Hootsuite. Also follow #HITsm #HCLDR #HIT100 for thought leaders
@shimcode
Type of tool to use depends a lot on personal preferences, as well as your purpose, who & how many your share with.
@rmacklinrecruit
Totally agree on @hootsuite. I also use @Pocket to save articles, which you can tag by subject. Then I can read them later.
@sarahmlavoie
Finding great content - use @twitter the most - search on key words and follow you people!
@juliewmaas
Also Google Alerts for info. gathering
@glhc_hie
Hootsuite is also my "go to" for social content curation
@shimcode
I like to look at who the “top dogs” follow and can usually find good follows/info there.
@rmacklinrecruit
I also have a @hootsuite tab dedicated solely to conference hashtags to get the good info if I can't be there.
@nxtstop1
Instead of lists, I curate my followers AND handles I follow to end up with the most informative, accurate, noise free feed~
@resultant
I rely SIGNIFICANTLY on Twitter lists (and Hootsuite)
@matt_r_fisher
Have to say that since I mostly keep a constant eye on Twitter, Tweetdeck one for me. Like autostream.
@glhc_hie
I typically don't have ANY trouble finding valuable content... It's READING it all that's the challenge!
@askjoyrios
@nuzzel and @Morning_eHealth help me curate. Twitter helps me share.
@nxtstop1
Creating tailored feed: I vet every handle that wants2 follow me & every handle I follow up front. Time intensive
@juliewmaas
Basic Tweetdeck column for each frequently-searched hashtag also helpful.
@granitehead
Tailored network, yes. I started w twitter as my repository of primary references but it quickly evolved @nxtstop1 @twitter
@granitehead
Agree, usually participating in vibrant chats here is a good mechanism to find quality curators to follow @Colin_Hung
@glhc_hie
Shameless Plug Alert!: We'll be live streaming @MandiBPro's Keynote at #GLHCSummit16 on YouTube next Tuesday! https://t.co/ovkjvynwSQ
@resultant
Agree; More than 5 page articles lose me! https://t.co/UgYuRA1g6N
@sarahmlavoie
I'm a hoarder...I should start dumping! https://t.co/Y8St13CSdb 
@hitstartupscene
How #DigitalHealth #Startups Can Influence Influencershttps://t.co/S38l7MkOZF #hit100 https://t.co/eyaNVEoU4z 
@dz45tr
This is why we still use fax in #healthcare...https://t.co/nXv7qD5bGA ? #healthIT #InfoSec #HIT100 #EHR https://t.co/UWra2VR0Pn 


Topic 2: What/who are some of your favorite and ‘go to’ resources for #HealthIT information?


Account
Tweet
@shimcode
Well for sure most of those nominated to the #HIT100 and many in the #HIT500 are good sources of & #HealthIT info.
@matt_r_fisher
Hard to list all. As being said, divides between people and publications.
@healthstandards
Just joining #HITsm? We are on T2! The rest of the topic questions can be found here: https://t.co/EjRevR8RAT https://t.co/FGcwXxgIfq
@wareflo
Fav go-to resources? All outside #HealthIT industry in #BPM Business Process Management industry. (Sorry!) https://t.co/DRn6facbg8
@ochotex
I like the HIStalk Practice emails @JennDennard puts together.
@matt_r_fisher
Also finding podcasts helpful. Like #HITMarketer, #HITcast, @WeekinHealthLaw & @politico #PulseCheck.
@resultant
My twitter lists, @ShimCode 's blog, #HITsm / #HCLDR / #Telemedicine / #Interoperability / #EMPI / #Alzheimers / #KareoChat
@glhc_hie
The list is WAY too long to fit in 140. But suffice to say that they all fall within the #HITMC & #HITSM communities!
@shimcode
I’ll be posting a pared down version of my Browser Bookmarks in this folder after the #HITsm chat: https://t.co/12nzGRtbL4
@emranswers
I have to say @HIMSS and @HealthITNews (also HIMSS for news)
@nxtstop1
RE:Health IT> (or any topic):initial 1rst step: join tweet chats to listen & learn. Gather info, make note of insightful comments.
@colin_hung
I find the #HIMSS social media ambassador to be a great resource. Pubs like @medcitynews @HealthITNews @HealthcareScene
@rmacklinrecruit
I also enjoy podcasts! Great alternative to written content. @healthstandards #HITcast with @JennDennard @OchoTex is a good one.
@healthiscool
If you list #HealthIT or other keywords in your Twitter bio, the algorithm will suggest like-minded folks.
@shimcode
I’ve also posted my RSS feeds in a word doc so you can easily see the sources of the #HITsm info I think is good. Same folder I shared
@glhc_hie
I have been really impressed with the quality of #HIT related content that comes out of pubs like @NewYorker @Forbes & @WSJ
@shimcode
How about this? “RSS feeds of Doctor-Produced #Health and #Medical Information” https://t.co/lqRS0wYcVW
@marycray
I use hashtags for discovery. I use Hootsuite and lists for organizing and reflecting. #hcsm https://t.co/H9U9gcjNdp
@ochotex
Modern Healthcare emails alerts are always where I hear breaking stuff first.
@textrahealth
I like @HealthITNews @HarvardBiz @Forbes @WSJ to name a few...
@shimcode
Daily News Summaries are great!
@shimcode
“Educational Curriculum Approach to Finding, Creating, & Posting Great #hcsm Content” (Read this, get a PhD) https://t.co/xd4WRWr4V8
@glhc_hie
For deep thought content, I am a crazed Atul Gawande & Joseph Kvedar fan boy!
@fdb_us
@histalk is a must read, some #HIT trade pubs, Google Alerts for issues we care about, Twitter #HITsm peeps! https://t.co/knaU48exu3
@2healthguru
Big fan of Twitter, podcasts, video & blogging. Cover ALL platforms but struggle with consistency of output. https://t.co/NQ8HzPJUqP
@emranswers
Absolutely one of my go-to's for Health IT News n Views! https://t.co/fs9qZXnks1
@healthiscool
Do you guys know about the "one tab" plugin? https://t.co/Tc8R0ZfcN1
@askjoyrios
I recently started listening to @politico's new podcast Pulse Check - it's great! https://t.co/fj7iTpeifI
@nxtstop1
Depends on how tweet chat is Storified. If lightly curated > accuracy & completeness kept
@shimcode
You can use @Symplur to search on a specific hashtag and then look at who top tweets are from to find good resources
@2healthguru
Agree, though the ‘checkout our sponsors content’ gets a little spammy for me. Prefer organic insights. https://t.co/pG8L7AefbJ
@shimcode
My Hootsuite: See OPML & Word file containing & related RSS Feeds https://t.co/12nzGRtbL4 https://t.co/RB7g4zWo1n
@glhc_hie
Completely Agree! I SO miss the days of the 3 inch Sunday Paper! https://t.co/kzrnMt2GeF
@shimcode
“Finding and Evaluating Online Resources” https://t.co/aNhDHotNoZ
@2healthguru
Good catch Steve! https://t.co/1lGqyNBaA2



Topic 3: What are your preferred media, channels and formats for consuming and conveying #HealthIT info?

Account
Tweet
@wareflo
My preferred social media? Besides Twitter? #Blab boohoo blubber weep (but #Blab2 is coming I believe!) 
@elinsilveous
Digital #HITsm
@shimcode
An RSS reader is my primary “dashboard” for reviewing and reading articles and information
@matt_r_fisher
Agree with @ElinSilveous on digital. Also like in-person conferences. Face to face interax awesome.
@shimcode
I prefer information that’s formatted in a manner that allows me to easily categorize/index, store it & retrieve it.
@elinsilveous
So true, Matt! Person-to-Person not to be overlooked.
@shimcode
I like ‘bite-sized’ pieces of info “Get Big Impact from Bite-Sized Content” Info here: https://t.co/aSNi8OwVfh
@glhc_hie
There's no question that Twitter is my preferred medium... I need to do a better job of incorporating other channels.
@resultant
Twitter lists viewed in Hootsuite and RSS Feeds in Buffer are my primary sources. See this: https://t.co/ZNSIQpuPLZ
@emranswers
Preferred media would be text or video on phone...though #CDA 4 interop.
@colin_hung
Agree. Being succinct forces you to distill info. I prefer short posts for general info. Long form good for research 
@colin_hung
LOL. Truth is that with chats like #HITsm #hcldr #hcsm you only get full value when you read transcript after @Matt_R_Fisher
@emranswers
"A little information is a dangerous tool" applies. Vet the info- reliability = timeliness & source


Topic 4: What are some considerations u make when assessing the validity, reliability, usefulness of information?

Account
Tweet
@wareflo
How I assess info? 1 Nature of author 2 Quality of argument 3 Contribution to community goals #ethics  Image here:  https://t.co/qXAF1ZeAuc
@shimcode
The old adage: “Consider the source” is an ‘adage’ for a reason.
@matt_r_fisher
Agree with @ShimCode & @wareFLO on considering source. Also vet against my own understanding.
@nxtstop1
As physician, want to make sure items that I share are from a reputable source, containing relevant info, & hopefully open access
@matt_r_fisher
Not always possible to filter out something bad, so if later find it, will correct and flag.
@janicemccallum
I always consider the source, known biases, and sponsor of content when assessing validity. (Hi all!)
@colin_hung
Reputation of the site 1st & foremost. Then author, then relevance of content. So many new authors it's hard to tell good from bad
@shimcode
“Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine.” Info here:  https://t.co/8AKtQVym1j
@shimcode
Good info here: “Evaluating Internet Resources” https://t.co/7iKslBdr0T
@nxtstop1
This is why curating one's network up front is invaluable. Weed out inaccurate, biased, spam sources upfront...block ~ 50% handles
@textrahealth
If our #HITsm #HCLDR Healthcare community shares, quotes, pays attention to the info being presented
@glhc_hie
Don't know if you've noticed, but I share. A LOT! I read EVERYTHING first and toss a lot of spam. You gotta kiss some frogs!
@resultant
What site it's on, Who wrote it, Whether facts are substantiated, Does it read "Salesy"
@shimcode
And here: “Criteria for Assessing Accuracy/Validity of a Website” (See addtl resources in this document:  https://t.co/qooWRPjnuh)
@ochotex
In #healthIT, in addition to the quality of the content, the layout and design is important. Can't turn me off.
@granitehead
Often I re: email or something where I know I will "touch it" again, easily filed=easily forgotten in my world


Topic 5: What are some of the ways you organize and store the #HealthIT info you obtain?

Account
Tweet
@colin_hung
I print them and store them in my file-o-fax
@juliewmaas
Bookmarks. Folders of sub-folders of bookmarks.
@shimcode
IMO, there are 3 main options: Spreadsheet/Word doc, Trello/Kanban board, or Content Mgmt System. I use the first two.
@wareflo
How do I organize info? Twitter, Twitter & Twitter. It is my external brain. https://t.co/hpRBR0rkPt 
@healthiscool
Guess I should have mentioned the @OneTab plugin here! https://t.co/7YUmJFqiK9
@resultant
I'm terrible at this... Can't wait to see how others do it!
@elinsilveous
Why, in plastic bins, of course. 
@nxtstop1
As with all references, if I'm truly interested >have a research type blog on going & will add REFs there for future writing ~
@textrahealth
Organization is a process- Research is organically chaotic to yield the best results 
@shimcode
One of my multiple Trello boards. Example here: https://t.co/4evBAhWN4d
@wareflo
Though, to be consistent w/my workflow "brand" here is my daily Twitter workflow :) https://t.co/IoInFqoDq9
@2healthguru
Haven’t been able to get value from @evernote or @msonenote
@shimcode
Of course a well- organized directory structure – preferably in the cloud – is a basic need.
@rmacklinrecruit
Totally agree on @Trello. Great especially for visual people.
@healthiscool
I love and appreciate the way @nxtstop1 curates our #HITsm transcripts. Keepers!
@shimcode
I often summarize Tweetchats into a blog post. And I’ll do that for this chat too. Check back at my blog w/in a week.
@leonjeru
Lots of content in @Dropbox and bookmarks. Been writing #python scripts and #NLP tools to make sense and extract relevant content
@askjoyrios
Late response. I have a master Google Spreadsheet with all my needed & most-useful #HIT resources
@shimcode
Here’s how I (try to) manage a tweetchat using @Tweetdeck. Image here: https://t.co/NhBskfNnlZ

Miscellaneous Topics

Account
Tweet
@shimcode
“How to engage your patients on social media – without violating HIPAA!” https://t.co/p406QxOh1x
@wareflo
A bunch of social video services will likely try 2 pivot into #Blab s space, prob is N2N video very expensive 
@colin_hung
Isn't it sad that so few people have had the pleasure of newsprint ink on their fingers? 
@colin_hung
There is something classic about turning real pages. Hopefully books follow path of vinyl records - cool again @ebukstel @ShimCode
@wareflo
Weird thing is, I've become somewhat allergic to newsprint > #Itchy, used to read 4-5 newspapers a morning...  
@2healthguru
Am visualizing your closet Steve. All suits organized by style and color?
@shimcode
Close: All t-shirts, shorts & ball caps organized by size, L, XL, & XXL. Hope to get back into the XL and L one day!
@shimcode
Another good list: “Top 100 List of Health Websites You Can Trust” See here: https://t.co/NOrkZLJxVs
@shimcode
This from @wareflo earlier today: https://t.co/r5QcFGeq0O
@shimcode
“Communication and Dissemination Strategies To Facilitate the Use of Health and Health Care Evidence” https://t.co/6rqVrnv5C4
@matt_r_fisher
Yes, like content, not pitch for a service. Tell me about an issue, not what you can do. 

That's All Folks!

I think that all of the above tweets provide great info and ideas for those looking to acquire, manage, and disseminate health IT knowledge - whether beginner or expert. I suggest that if you like something one or more of the tweeps above have shared, that you follow them and/or reach out to them and engage them for more of their insight.

In the meantime, if you're interested in healthcare data, technology and services, consider following me on Twitter where I use the above referenced techniques on a near daily basis.

Thanks again to all those who participated in this #HITsm tweetchat in any way, shape or form. 

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