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Fall Health IT Conference Schedule

Posted on September 29, 2016 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.

As usual, Healthcare Scene has a really full fall schedule of Healthcare IT Conferences (We’re doing local healthcare marketing meetups at most of them too). The sad thing is that there’s pretty much a conference every week which we’d like to attend and we have to say no to so many. That said, we’re extremely excited by all the events we’ll be attending this Fall. We can’t wait to mix and mingle with some of the smartest people in healthcare IT.

I’m particularly excited by the return of the Digital Health Conference in New York City December 2016. We’ve been working with NYeC, who organizes the conference, since the very beginning to help promote the event. It’s a great event that always brings out the New York healthcare community and others from around the country to talk about digital health and where it’s headed. They always have great keynote speakers and amazing innovations on stage. For example, I saw my first ever live streamed surgery on Google Glass at this conference.

This year they have keynotes from Robert Watcher, MD which many will know for his book “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age” and Steven Johnson who wrote “How We Got to Now” and “Where Good Ideas Come From.” I think both speakers will provide some interesting insights into healthcare. I’m particularly excited to hear Steven Johnson talk about innovations and where they come from. We can use more of that in healthcare. It will be interesting to think about how healthcare is suppressing those good ideas.

There’s a lot more that gets me excited about the event. They have a session focused on SHIN-NY (The Statewide Health Information Network for New York). You might remember my previous post about the SHIN-NY getting funded as a kind of “public utility” funding model. I’m interested in learning how that’s progressed. I also noticed sessions on 3D printing and the Cancer Moonshot which should be interesting. You can check out the full conference program here.

Since Healthcare Scene is a partner with the conference, we’ve gotten them to offer our readers a 15% discount to attend the Digital Health Conference. All you need to do is use the promo code HCS to get a 15% discount off your registration. The early bird pricing for the event ends October 14, 2016, so be sure to take advantage of the lower price now.

We hope to see a lot of readers at the NYC event or at one of the other EHR and Health IT conferences we’ll be attending. There are few things we enjoy more than meeting readers in person. So, don’t be shy. Let us know if you’ll be there so we can say hi in person.

Motivating Factors for Doctors and Hospitals to Participate in HIE

Posted on November 26, 2012 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.

While attending the Digital Health Conference in New York, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Paul Wilder, Director of Product Marketing and Adoption for the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). I was really impressed by Paul’s understanding of the benefits and challenges of an HIE. He knows them first hand with NYeC’s SHIN-NY project which is connecting all of the various HIE’s and RHIO’s in New York.

I pulled out my camera and asked Paul to talk about the motivating factors for doctors and hospitals to participate in an HIE. I think you’ll enjoy Paul’s answer in the video below. He brings up some ideas related to HIE that I hadn’t heard articulated that way before.