Year: 2014

#HITSMIND Tweetchat on 19th Oct 2014: #HIMS Solutions for Hospitals

There has been a great amount of buzz around HealthIT, i.e., EHRs, EMRs, mHealth, Telemedicine, Teleradiology etc. 

Implementing a HealthIT solution in a hospital provides some unique insights into what goes into the selection of a system for the hospital and what are the benefits that a hospital derives from installing and implementing such a solution.

So lets take a few steps back and consider the various aspects of a Healthcare Information Management System (HIMS) in a hospital. After all, for our #DigitalIndia initiative, the hospitals that treat the patients need to enable the capturing of patient records in an EHR system as a first step.

  1. Introductions
  2. T1: Why should a hospital in India go in for a HIMS System?
  3. T2: What are the benefits of installing a HIMS System? Experiences: Good and Bad.
  4. T3: Does a HIMS differ for a Clinic, General Hospital to a specialty hospital? How does a hospital select the right system for their need?
  5. T4: When choosing a HIMS System, What are the factors that should be considered by a single location hospital and multi-location hospital, while choosing a HIMS system?
  6. T5: What initiatives should be taken to enable the clinical data recording to help generate and maintain the electronic medical records for the patient? Billing Vs EMR?
  7. T6: What are the various ways to build a partnership with your HIMS Vendor?
  8. Closing Remarks and suggestions
  9. Call for moderators for upcoming chats. Please inbox us via @HCITExpert twitter account. Or you can email us at:

We are sure there will be more discussions around this topic in the future. Based on these discussions and feedback from various quarters, we propose to generate a report that brings out the list of Features and Functionality of an HIMS, for various types of hospitals.

#HITSMIND: October 12th, 2014

The past Sunday we had a great start to our #HITSMIND weekly TweetChat / TweetUp

The Symplur Analytics showed about 300+ tweets with about 40 people participating in the conversation.

Thanks again to all the participants and hope you are able to get the message out to your friends and colleagues and request them to join us for the upcoming weeks.

Today we are going to discuss about how the hospitals can make use of the social media to engage with the patients. And what are the type of engagements that can be enabled by the hospitals to engage with their clients.

T1: How can the hospitals enable engagement with their patients?

T2: What are the current engagement channels used by the Indian hospitals?

T3: How should the social media engagement be used to assist patients?

T4: What are the innovative use cases you have come across in the use of social media for treatment/ wellness  related information?

T5: Closing thoughts.

Thanks for joining us today. 

First Ever #HITSMIND Chat!!

Welcome for the first ever #HITSMIND TweetChat

The agenda for today’s #HITSMIND Tweetchat are defined below. We will be taking up each of the following topics for discussion.


1. Greetings and Introductions

2. All about Tweets, RTs, Hashtagging, MTs

2. T1: What are the benefits of a TweetChat. Share Your experiences

3. T2: What are the tools you use to follow a TweetChat

4. T3: Live Tweeting at Conferences: Best Practices

5. T4: Live Tweeting your speech

6. T5: Closing remarks on TweetChats

Look forward to seeing you at the #HITSMIND TweetChat

Team @HCITExpert

#HITSMIND Tweet Chat – Every Sunday 6pm – 7pm IST

Hello from Team HCITExpert !

We are announcing a Tweet Chat that will happen every Sunday 6pm – 7pm IST. 

We have seen a great trend happening across the Twitterspace – the tweet chats. They are engaging, provide a perspective of the experts from across the world and provide an insight into what will be the future of Healthcare IT (that is our focus area) not only in India, but the trends that are being observed from across the world. 

The purpose of this tweet chat is to bring together Healthcare IT Experts from across India to provide an insight to the need for implementing IT systems in the delivery of Healthcare Services.

To join the tweet chat you would need the following: 

1. Sign up for a Twitter account.

2. Read the blog post published at The HCITExpert Blog to get to know about the topics of discussion.

3. Tweetiquette for the Chat: 
a. Tweet with the hashtag : #HITSMIND
b. At times there will be topics listed in the Blog Page for that week’s list of topics. Each topic will     be identified by T1, T2….etc. If you replying against a specific topic, start your tweet with that Topic identifier(i.e., T1, T2….etc). It will help bring a context to the tweet post. At the same time ensure you end your tweet with the tweet chat hashtag #HITSMIND
c. The tweet chat will last for an hour, i.e., from 6pm to 7pm Every Sunday IST.
d. Connect with your fellow twitterati post this conversation, it is a great place to connect.

As is the case with all good things, we hope you will share this with your collegues and friends who are working in 
Healthcare – as they will provide us with a perspective of what is their requirements for IT; 
Healthcare IT – as they will be able to provide insights into what is possible with Technology; 
Policy Makers, Nursing professionals, Radiologists, Pharmacists, Pathologists, Allied Medical Professionals.

Please send us your mails and thoughts at with your suggestions and recommendations for the topics to be discussed.

Welcome to the Twitterverse!! Lets Chat!

The HCITExpert Blog

Source of Big Data in Healthcare

Today the source of the information in healthcare is the Patient. The Data created for the Patient is stored in the Electronic Health Records of the various healthcare facilities that a patient goes to. An infographic provided courtsey NetApp on the Body as a source of Healthcare Data.

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