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“What’s the Fix?” (WTF) Patient Conference is Back in 2018

Posted on February 2, 2018 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.

When I first heard about the What’s the Fix? (or WTF if you prefer) conference, I knew that WTFix would be the most patient-centered conference ever. In its first-year HealthSparq and their team achieved this vision of a patient-focused conference in excellent fashion. So, I was excited to hear the recent announcement of What’s the Fix? 2018.

For those not familiar with WTFix, watch this video to get a feel for what went down at the first event:

I love that this year HealthSparq has partnered up with the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School to host the conference. No doubt this year will be more connected, empathetic, and vulnerable than ever. Plus, if you can’t make it to Austin, WTFix will be facilitating virtual attendance at the conference. This is great for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals that aren’t able to travel to attend the event but want to hear these amazing stories.

I’m sure many patients are wondering if they can afford to attend the event. Don’t worry about that. WTFix is Free to register! In fact, I know the organizers worked really hard to ensure their conference was Patients Included accredited. Seems appropriate for a conference that’s so focused on patients.

I really appreciate HealthSparq for bringing all of these patient stories to the forefront to remind us all of the important work we have to do. Check out the WTFix video section and the #WTFix hashtag on Twitter to get a feel for the community that’s forming. You won’t find a more passionate, caring, empathetic community than WTFix.

Blind Woman Enjoys 3D Printed Ultrasound of Her Baby

Posted on May 14, 2015 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.

Since I’ve been focusing on patient stories this week, I thought that I’d share this viral video that I’m sure many of you have seen. If you haven’t seen it, this is the video of a lady who is blind as she gets to touch and feel a 3D printed ultrasound of the shape of her baby. It’s a pretty amazing video and the ladies reaction to it is quite extraordinary.

I love this video because he provided me a new understanding of the challenges people with disabilities can have in their patient experience. However, as a tech junkie, I also totally love how all these technologies could come together in such a tremendously beautiful way. This is why I’m so optimistic about the next 10 years of healthcare. We’re just getting started when it comes to technology improving healthcare.