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Digital Health Conference – New York eHealth Collaborative

Posted on August 24, 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.

Today I learned about a Healthcare IT conference happening in New York City on December 1-2, 2011. It’s called the Digital Health Conference and is put together by the NYeC (New York eHealth Collaborative).

Here’s the description of the event from their website:

This two-day conference will educate and bring together health information technology (HIT) stakeholders including providers of all types: the public sector, private industry, health plans, hospital administration. This showcase of the latest technologies inspires collaboration, and celebrates achievements and the advancement of healthcare innovation.

They have Todd Park and T.R. Reid listed as keynote speakers for the event. They also have the educational tracks listed as: Innovation in the Inpatient Setting, Advances in Primary Care, Chronic Care Management, and Health and Wellness.

Neil Versel on Meaningful Health IT News

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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’ve been really intrigued by a number of the articles written by the famous healthcare IT journalist, Neil Versel on his site Meaningful Health IT News (Note: I host his blog, but he creates all the content). Here’s a few of his interesting posts and my thoughts about them.

Founder of Twitter, Biz Stone to Speak at HIMSS 2012 – I think this is really exciting. I’m interested to hear what he’ll say about healthcare. I’m not sure how much he’ll mention Twitter, but he’s got a smart mind and I love listening to smart people.

I’d love for Biz to take questions from Twitter during the event too. He also helped create and launch blogger. Maybe we could convince Biz Stone to come to the 3rd Annual New Media Meetup at HIMSS 2012.

BTW, @HIMSS got Biz Stone’s Twitter handle wrong. He’s @Biz.

CPOE Cartoons – Everyone needs a good laugh. So, I enjoyed these cartoons which make light of the idea that doctors might just search Google for the answers. Of course they won’t, but that doesn’t change the fact that doctors of the future will have amazing resources online to help them treat patients better than they do now.

Neil also mentioned the passing of Bernadine Healy and Janice Simmons. My condolences go out to both their families. Janice did something similar at FierceEMR to what I do on here. It’s a stark reminder that life is short. I’ve had it on my mind lately since last week my wife and I created a Trust and last night I finally put together the information about all my websites for my wife should something happen to me. Here’s hoping that she never needs that information, but I feel much better knowing she has it.

GE Healthcare Throws iPad into Mobile EMR Mix

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Dr. West is an endocrinologist in private practice in Washington, DC. He completed fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. West opened The Washington Endocrine Clinic, PLLC in 2009. He can be contacted at doctorwestindc@gmail.com.

iPads are getting a lot of hype in the EMR and EHR press lately, so Apple is sure to benefit financially from the EMR, EHR-rush.  Entrez vous GE’s Centricity Advance-Mobile!  Apparently, DrChrono is being joined in offering an native iPad EMR app by GE, and I believe GE’s system is also certified.  The app can be previewed here and extends GE’s certified EMR, Centricity Advance, to a mobile application.  Gotta love the iPad mania!

Dr. West is an endocrinologist in private practice in Washington, DC.  He completed fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. West opened The Washington Endocrine Clinic, PLLC, as a solo practice in 2009.  He can be reached at doctorwestindc@gmail.com.