#HealthITChicks Take on 2016

#HealthITChicks tweetchats definitely picked up steam last year in terms of attendees and rapid-fire discussion of some very compelling topics. Here is a look back at the top tweetchats and Spotlight Interviews of 2016. Look for a tentative list of 2017 guest hosts at the end of the post. Happy New Year!

The #HealthITChicks Spotlight Shined On …

Job-Seeker Prep for #HIMSS16


Healthcare IT recruiting firm Greythorn (now known as Pivot Point Consulting) offered networking and job-seeking advice for those heading to HIMSS. The company has been a big supporter of the #healthITchicks community over the last year. Look for details about the #healthITchicks / Pivot Point Consulting #HIMSS17 T-shirt design and giveaway contest coming soon, as well as details about the company’s show-floor networking hour for #healthITchicks on February 20 in Orlando.

Sukanya Soderland (@ssoderland)


Oliver Wyman Health & Life Sciences Partner Sukanya Soderland believes there is more we can do to develop female C-suite talent. “One of the best ways is through one-on-one interactions where senior women can get to know more junior women,” she explains. “These relationships can provide benefits to both. It can be gratifying and fulfilling to see the blood, sweat, and tears that you put in make a difference for someone else’s opportunities.”

Make the Most of #HIMSS16 Networking


The team at HealthITJobs.com offered advice on networking etiquette, follow-up actions, email, and the best way to transition from networking meetings on the show floor to legitimate offers in the run up to HIMSS.

Melanie Hilliard (@melanieHL7)


Health Level 7 International Director of Marketing Melanie Hilliard isn’t sold on the idea that women in health IT are where we need to be when it comes to mentoring and encouraging our female colleagues. “I still hear women say they don’t want to work for other women,” Melanie says. “Sometimes I want to shout, ‘I am my sister’s keeper!’ We are all our sister’s keeper (that includes you male allies!), who should always have time to help lift up co-workers and colleagues.”

Tweetchats took on …

Our annual meetup at HIMSS


Record-setting attendance drove high-volume tweets thanks to great commentary from panelists ONC CNO Rebecca Freeman, RN Encore Health CEO Dana Sellers, and CIO Sue Schade.

Networking and Job-Seeking at #HIMSS16


The Greythorn/Pivot Point Consulting team expounded upon their time in the “Spotlight” with a chat focused on strategic job-seeking at the industry’s biggest conference.

Theranos, Blockchain, and Project Management Apps


Envision Care Managing Director Shereese Maynard (@ShereesePubHlth) drove a great discussion around Theranos over-hype, the future of blockchain, and making it happen in the world of project management.

Professional Development


Caradigm Director of Program Management, Analytics Corinne Stroum led chatters through discussion topics dedicated to favorite resources, education/training experiences, and personal pursuits and hobbies, among others.

Save the dates for #healthITchicks tweetchats in 2017:

Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 1pm ET – hosted by American Well VP of Behavioral Health Zereana Jess-Huff (@DrZVO)

Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 1pm ET – hosted by the Pivot Point Consulting team (@pivotpc)

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11am ET – coinciding with the annual #healthITchicks meetup at #HIMSS17, featuring a panel of “Women Making Waves in Mental Health Tech.”

Wednesday, March 15 at 1pm ET – hosted by Silverlink Communications VP of Engagement Sciences Kathleen Ellmore (@Kellmore1)

Wednesday, April 19 at 1pm ET – hosted by Carex Consulting Group President and CEO Rachel Neill

Wednesday, May 17 at 1pm ET

Wednesday, June 14 at 1pm ET

Wednesday, July 19 at 1pm ET

Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 1pm ET

Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1pm ET

Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 1pm ET

Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1pm ET

Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 1pm ET

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