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Post-HIMSS13 Discussion — #HITsm Chat Highlights

Posted on March 16, 2013 I Written By

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

#HITsm T1: What takeaways from #HIMSS13 can we apply to the challenge of improving #patientengagement?



#HITsm T2. Best chance at driving #interoperability: A vendor initiative like CommonWell or a community initiative like TheCUREProject?



#HITsm T3: The recent eHI report notes that most advanced HIEs get revenue from a single source. How can this model be changed?



#HITsm T4: Now that #HIMSSanity is over, what’s the next major #healthIT conference on your calendar? Why?


HIMSS13 Healthcare IT Preview Video with HIMSS Execs

Posted on March 1, 2013 I Written By

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I decided to try out the new Google+ hangout option to record a video interview with a number of HIMSS Executives to talk about the upcoming HIMSS 2013 conference in New Orleans. The technology worked out pretty well and we had a really interesting discussion about HIMSS and many other healthcare IT topics. Check out the video interview embedded below.

Here’s the list of people who took part in the interview:
Rod Piechowski, HIMSS Senior Director, Health Information Systems
Mary P. Griskewicz, MS, FHIMSS, Senior Director, Health Information Systems
David Collins, Senior Director, mHIMSS

Next time I’m hoping to do the G+ Hangout live so you can participate in the event as well. In fact, I’ve already started discussions with a number of top healthcare IT people about doing more G+ hangouts. So, watch for more interviews like this in the future.

#FutureMed Highlights Innovations in Data-Driven Healthcare

Posted on February 6, 2013 I Written By

As Social Marketing Director at Billian, Jennifer Dennard is responsible for the continuing development and implementation of the company’s social media strategies for Billian’s HealthDATA and Porter Research. She is a regular contributor to a number of healthcare blogs and currently manages social marketing channels for the Health IT Leadership Summit and Technology Association of Georgia’s Health Society. You can find her on Twitter @JennDennard.

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.

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