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#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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FutureMed from Singularity University Live Stream

Posted on February 5, 2013 I Written By

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For those who love to think about some of the future of medicine, check out the live stream of the FutureMed event (embedded below).

Live broadcast by Ustream

Here’s the agenda:
8:30am PST Morning Session: Introduction to Exponential Technologies
Peter Diamandis MD (Chairman, Xprize, Co-founder of Singularity University)
Dan Barry MD PhD (3 time NASA Astronaut) on Robotics & 3D Printing
Neil Jacobstein (Singularity University) on Artificial Intelligence
Brad Templeton on Information Technology
Salim Ismail on Implications of Exponential Technology

1:15pm PST Afternoon Session: Data Driven Healthcare
Larry Smarr (UCSD, CalIT2)
John Mattison MD (CMIO of Kaiser Permanente)
Christopher Longhurst MD (CMIO Packard Children’s Hospital @Stanford)
Dan Riskin MD (Health Fidelity, Stanford Medical School)
Julia Hu (CEO, Lark)

5pm PST Artificial Intelligence & New Paradigms for Health & Medicine
Marty Kohn MD (IBM Watson)
Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)

8pm PST Future of Oncology
Jack Andraka (Winner of the 2012 Intel International Science Fair)
Ron Levy MD (Professor Stanford Medical School, Former Chair of Oncology)