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HIMSS Orlando New Media Meetup – Sponsored by MEDecision and Ozmosis

Posted on February 2, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

A few weeks ago I announced the New Media Meetup (tweetup) at HIMSS in Orlando. The RSVP’s have been coming in really well and it looks like we’re probably going to have to cap the attendance at the event. I guess there’s too many people using social media in healthcare. That’s a great thing.

We do have a few more slots left for people to sign up to attend. I’m personally in awe at the people who have signed up to attend already. The people that have signed up are going to make it a really great event.

If you’re interested in attending, please register for the event. Here are the details:

Who: Bloggers, Tweeters, Social Media people and Others Interested in Social Media
When: Tuesday 2/22 4:30-6:00 PM
Where: Booth 2563 (MEDecision booth) on the HIMSS exhibitor floor
What:
-Socialize with Amazing People
-An array of hot and cold hors d’ouvres (Vegetable Quesadillas, coconut crusted shrimp, assorted pinwheel sandwiches just to name a few along with delicious gourmet cupcakes) (Sponsored by MEDecision)
-Free Beer/wine/sodas/water (Sponsored by MEDecision)
-Amazing Giveaways (iPad sponsored by Ozmosis, Flip video cameras sponsored by MEDecision)

REGISTER NOW!!

About Sponsors
MEDecision offers collaborative healthcare management solutions that provide a simple and smart way for payers and providers to harness the power of knowledge to enable the best clinical decisions and improve health outcomes. Designed around a patient-aware health management philosophy, MEDecision’s solutions include Alineo, Nexalign, and InFrame. You can find them at HIMSS in Booth 2563.

Ozmosis provides a social powered knowledge management solution to healthcare enterprises. It’s flagship platform, OzmosisESP, enables clinicians, administrators, staff and researchers at hospitals and health systems to collaboratively develop, manage, and share knowledge within a fully integrated and indexed repository of clinical content and user expertise.

I look forward to seeing you at the event. Also, check out the HIMSS New Media Meetup Twitter feed. It’s a great list of all the Twitter accounts of those attending the event.

HIMSS 11 Offers RFID Tracking at Annual Conference

Posted on October 21, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I got an interesting press release from HIMSS today announcing that they’ll be using RFID technology to track foot traffic to exhibitors at the HIMSS annual conference:

HIMSS and Alliance Tech have partnered to offer booth traffic reporting and analysis for HIMSS exhibitors at the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition scheduled for Feb. 20-24, 2011 in Orlando, Fla.

“Understanding the needs and preferences of attendees at our annual conference has always been a priority for HIMSS,” says H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President and CEO. “With the incorporation of RFID technology at HIMSS11, we are expanding conference benefits for both our exhibitors and attendees as they work together to find the best technology solution needed by the healthcare organization.”

It seems like an exaggeration to say that this is a benefit to attendees. I can see the value for the exhibitors. It’s going to be interesting to see how this is used. I’m not sure what I think about that tracking, but we’ll see how it’s used. I think many attendees will be less than happy about the idea.

What do you think of this?

HIMSS 11 Keynote Speakers in Orlando

Posted on September 9, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I’m not one to go to a lot of conferences. Although, I’ve been going to one all day today and tomorrow and it’s been quite interesting. Although, the best part has definitely been the in depth discussions about EHR that I’ve had with numerous attendees at the conference. More on that subject coming soon.

I’m also hoping to go to HIMSS 11 in Orlando. I had a great time at HIMSS 10 and I’d be remiss to not go to HIMSS 11. Let’s hope that I can find some sponsors for my coverage of HIMSS 11 to help offset the cost of the trip (any takers?). Here’s some links to find my coverage of HIMSS 11 on EMR and HIPAA and HIMSS 11 on EMR and EHR.

HIMSS just announced a couple of the keynote speakers for HIMSS 11. These are the 2 keynote speakers don’t necessarily specifically tie to healthcare in the traditional way:

Michael J. Fox – Popular actor and author Michael J. Fox shares his experiences as a patient and patient advocate.

Richard Boyd – Richard Boyd, expert in simulations for computer gaming, defense and film industries, will share his experiences with technologies used in the film “Avatar’ and their importance for the healthcare industry.

I must admit that I think Michael J. Fox will be a fascinating speaker. I’ll definitely be staying for that one. I don’t know Richard Boyd at all so we’ll see what happens with that one.

I’m definitely planning on approaching HIMSS in a very different way than I did last year. I had FAR too much scheduled time last year and tried to do too much. I’ll be freeing up my schedule this year to just discover new things and to have more quality time with great people than less time with more people. At least that’s the plan.

I know it’s early, but who’s planning on HIMSS 11?

HIMSS Twitter List and New Media Meetups at HIMSS

Posted on February 12, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Tonight I had a few extra minutes and decided to put together a Twitter list of people that are attending HIMSS 2010. The beautiful thing with a Twitter list is that you can follow a whole group of people that are attending HIMSS 2010 with one click. Plus, for those of you who know nothing about Twitter, you can just go to this HIMSS 2010 Twitter list page and see what all the tweeters at HIMSS are talking about.

Once the conference starts, this will be really fun to watch. Not to mention, it will be a great way to network and find out about the must see items at HIMSS. If you’re planning to tweet from HIMSS in Atlanta and you’re not on the list, leave a comment on this post and I’ll add you to the HIMSS 2010 Twitter list.

Also, in case you didn’t see it on my EMR and HIPAA site, check out the New Media Meetups planned for HIMSS. Everyone is more than welcome. Just make sure you register for the HIMSS New Media kick off event so we know how many people are coming.

Disclaimer: All of this is unofficial. We do not represent the HIMSS organization in any way.