Join us February 26 at 2:00PM EST for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on what to expect in the world of healthcare/medicine in the US in 2019. Points to be discussed are subject to change but will likely include:

  • The prediction that physician-led accountable care organizations will grow rapidly this year.
  • Whether or not doctors will become less dissatisfied with medicine in 2019.
  • Whether or not EHR system interoperability will become more widespread this year.
  • Whether or not telemedicine will take off in 2019 & whether or not the environment is right for this to occur.
  • The prediction that next generation pharmacy supply ecosystem efforts will gain real traction in 2019, what this mean for patients & HCPs, and whether or not this will occur.
  • Whether or not there will be any substantial healthcare reform under the Trump administration this year.
  • The prediction that AI, big data analytics, mobile health, and wearables will be game changers this year and what can realistically be expected from each.
  • Whether or not HIPAA-compliant voice & chatbot apps from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft & others will gain prominence throughout 2019.
  • The prediction that 5-10% of health insurance plans will be linked to lifestyle and health data-driven interactive policies in some form by the end of 2019.
  • Whether or not COs focused on social determinants of health & how to integrate mechanisms for providers to play a bigger role in triage, data-driven care, continuity of care & personalized action plans will find more receptive environment in 2019.
  • More…

How to Join the Chat

  1. Log into your Twitter account. Don’t have an account? Where have you been?! Just kidding, we don’t judge, but you should get one! It’s easy to create, and free. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. A couple minutes before the chat, Search Twitter (top right of every Twitter page) for #PWChat.
  3. On the search results page, click Latest at the top left. This will show you all the latest tweets using the #PWChat hashtag. The page will automatically update every couple minutes, letting you know how many new tweets there are using the #PWChat hashtag.
  4. Answer questions, reply to other’s comments, or make a comment of your own as much and as often as you like. Just make sure to leave room in include #PWChat to make sure what you tweet is included in the chat. Otherwise, it won’t be seen.
  5. While you’re at it, be sure to follow @physicianswkly and @DrLindaMD!

About Dr. Girgis

Dr. Linda Girgis MD, FAAFP is a family physician who treats patients in South River, New Jersey and its surrounding communities. She holds board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine and is affiliated with both St. Peter’s University Hospital and Raritan Bay Hospital. Dr. Girgis also collaborates closely with several universities and medical schools where she teaches medical students and residents.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Girgis attended the St. George’s University School of Medicine and successfully her medical degree. She went on to complete her internship and residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, a program affiliated with Temple University. During this time, she was recognized as intern of the year by the faculty. Over the course of her practice, Dr. Girgis has continued to earn awards and recognition from her peers and a variety of industry bodies, including:

• Top Innovator in Healthcare award by Quality Insights, 2006
• Patients’ Choice Award, 2011-2012
• Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011-2012
• Bridges to Excellence Recognition 2012-2015
• NCQA Physician Practice Connections – Patient Centered Medical Home, 2012-2015

She is an Advisory Board member for Sermo. Additionally, she is a blogger for Physician’s Weekly and MedicalPractice Insider as well as a guest columnist for Medcity News and Health IT Outcomes. She published articles in several other media outlets. Recently, she has authored the books, “Inside Our Broken Healthcare System” and “The War on Doctors”. She has been interviewed in US News, on NBC Nightly News, and many other media outlets. Dr. Girgis’ primary goal as a physician remains ensuring that each of her patients receives the highest available standard of medical care.