I admit it. I started monitoring the #HIMSS13 tweet stream around Christmastime, hoping to get a leg up on vendor announcements and networking opportunities. I should know by now, however, that sometimes the best events, don’t release details on Twitter until the last minute (ahem, New Media Meetup).John’s Note: The New Media Meetup will be from 6-8 on Tues. 3/5. More details and registration page coming soon.
I try to remember not to focus too much on the #HIMSS13 hoopla to the detriment of other interesting healthcare hashtags that might be circulating. I came across many intriguing tweets related to the #FutureMed conference, which kicked off recently in California. Billed by sponsor/host Singularity University as a “specialized interactive conference for physicians, healthcare executives, innovators and investors interested in exploring the impact and opportunities presented by rapidly developing technologies in the fields of health and medicine,” the six-day event wraps up February 9th.
I’ve already noticed a bit of crossover between the #FutureMed and #HITsm audiences – @annelizhannan and @2healthguru, to name just two. Much of the stream seems devoted to the power data holds, and will continue to hold, over healthcare, especially when it comes to personalized medicine and the quantified self movement. I’ve picked a few of my favorite tweets below to share with y’all. Hopefully they’ll give you some insight into the conversations going on at this event. Perhaps they’ll help you kickstart networking chitchat at HIMSS in a few weeks.