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New Media Meetup at #HIMSS11 Pictures and Video

Posted on February 28, 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.


I couldn’t agree more with @MattA_PCMH. I’m obviously biased since I organized the event, but the good part is that it far exceeded my expectations. You never know what’s going to happen when the people attending the event essentially came from two blog posts and a bunch of tweets and retweets. As I mentioned at the meetup, It’s also an amazing illustration of the power of social media.

I was highly impressed with the quality of the people that attended. Besides the fact that it’s fun to meet people IRL (in real life) that you feel like you know because you follow them on Twitter and/or their blog, it’s also neat to meet people from across the spectrum of healthcare IT that’s represented at HIMSS. Despite the various differences and backgrounds, we all had one collective bond: interest in New Media (Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc). I think that’s what makes this meetup unique, interesting and a lot of fun!

A really big thanks to our main sponsor MEDecision for the food, drinks, venue and Flip video camera giveaways. Thanks also to Ozmosis for sponsoring the iPad giveaway. I think MEDecision must have seen my flip video camera envy, because at the end of the event they were incredibly kind and hooked me up with my own flip video camera. Very classy organization and I can’t wait to see what we can put together for the 3rd Annual New Media Meetup at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas. I told MEDecision we were going to have to go Big since I call Las Vegas home. I’m sure they’ll deliver like they have the past two meetups.

Someone on Twitter also brought up the idea of a Young Professionals meetup at HIMSS. I think I might have to explore this idea a bit more for next year since it would be an interesting compliment to the New Media Meetup. I’ll just have to set the age high enough that I’m considered a young professional.

Now for a few pictures from the New Media Meetup at HIMSS 2011 (click on the pictures twice to see the full picture):

And this video at the tail end of the meetup after most of the people had cleared out, but some familiar faces were still hanging around:

About Sponsors
MEDecision offers collaborative healthcare management solutions that provide a simple and smart way for payers and providers to harness the power of knowledge to enable the best clinical decisions and improve health outcomes. Designed around a patient-aware health management philosophy, MEDecision’s solutions include Alineo, Nexalign, and InFrame.

Ozmosis provides a social powered knowledge management solution to healthcare enterprises. It’s flagship platform, OzmosisESP, enables clinicians, administrators, staff and researchers at hospitals and health systems to collaboratively develop, manage, and share knowledge within a fully integrated and indexed repository of clinical content and user expertise.

HIMSS 11 New Media Meetup – Sponsored by MEDecision

Posted on January 18, 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.

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I’m really excited to announce the second annual New Media Meetup at HIMSS 2011. Last year’s event was pretty amazing in Atlanta and I expect this year’s will be just as good and with a whole bunch of interesting new and old faces. It’s one of the most interesting networking events that I did at HIMSS.

Everyone is welcome at the event. Maybe you participate in New Media (Blogger, Tweeter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc) or maybe you just enjoy consuming other people’s media (like this blog) or maybe you’re interested in using New Media for yourself or your company. Everyone is welcome to attend and network with others interested in New Media.

If that isn’t enough reason to attend, I’m really happy to have teamed up with MEDecision again this year to sponsor the New Media Meetup at HIMSS Orlando. They’ll be fully catering the event (Translation: Free FOOD) which if it’s anything like last year, you won’t be disappointed at ALL! Not to mention, they’ll be providing an enclosed area in their swanky booth on the main aisle of the exhibition floor for the event.

Ok, now to the gory details. The event will be on Tuesday 2/22 4:30-6:00 PM in Booth 2563 (MEDecision booth). It’s right at the end of the day on Tuesday before you head out to all the other night parties. Grab a bite to eat and meet some really great people.

UPDATE: Thanks to the good people at Ozmosis, we’ll be giving away an iPad at the event. Plus, along with providing all the food and drink, MEDecision has offered up a bunch of FLIP video cameras to giveaway.

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Please register for the event so we know how many to expect. At some point we may have to close registrations since their booth can only hold so many, so register now and come join the fun.

Be sure to tell all your Blogger, Twitter and other new media friends about the event. The more people you invite, the better the event will become. I look forward to meeting you all!

About Sponsors
MEDecision offers collaborative healthcare management solutions that provide a simple and smart way for payers and providers to harness the power of knowledge to enable the best clinical decisions and improve health outcomes. Designed around a patient-aware health management philosophy, MEDecision’s solutions include Alineo, Nexalign, and InFrame. You can find them at HIMSS in Booth 2563.

Ozmosis provides a social powered knowledge management solution to healthcare enterprises. It’s flagship platform, OzmosisESP, enables clinicians, administrators, staff and researchers at hospitals and health systems to collaboratively develop, manage, and share knowledge within a fully integrated and indexed repository of clinical content and user expertise.

We’re still looking for additional sponsors who would like to provide some other Giveaways at the HIMSS 2011 New Media Meetup. Drop us a line on our Contact Us page if you’re interested.

HIMSS 10 Day 2

Posted on March 1, 2010 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.

I’ve survived my second day of HIMSS. This is my first time to HIMSS and so I must admit that I’m a bit overwhelmed. Plus, it’s the first time I’ve been to a conference as “media.” I must admit that it’s really nice to be media at HIMSS. You get access to some things that you don’t normally get to access. Plus, the media room with food and internet has been great since I haven’t had time to breathe, let alone eat.

The problem I’ve had is that there just isn’t enough time while I’m there to write too much content. Plus, it gives me no time to really process the content. So, if you want my latest updates about HIMSS, you can find them on my EMR twitter page.

I went to town on Twitter during the CCHIT town hall. It should give you a good flavor for what the town hall was like. I’m sure I’ll take many of those tweets and make it into a post later. Tomorrow watch Twitter during the ONC town hall. That should be another good one. Also, the John Halamka session will probably be another good Twitter time for me.

Otherwise, the big events for me today was the “Meet the Bloggers” panel which was quite interesting. The coolest part was meeting the readers of this blog in person and also some of the bloggers that I’ve read as well. What’s pretty neat is when someone comes up to me and says, I read you. If you think about it, I have very little idea who actually reads what I write. So, it’s neat to see some actual people talk about your work.

I was also quite happy with how the New Media Meetup at the MEDecision party at the Aquarium went. The venue was fantastic, the food was even better and the people there were even better. My only problem was that I wish that we’d had more time. Although, Colbie Callait was on stage so I didn’t want to miss her either. It was a tough challenge to have. I do like partnering like this and it was nice to meet the people behind MEDecision as well. They are working on an industry model for HIE. I have a feeling their quietly going to be entering the HIE space in a big way.

Lots and lots more I could talk about. However, I’m going to go ahead and save those for future posts (likely next week). No need to overwhelm you with posts. We have plenty of time. I will tell you that I got 2 videos today of Evan Steele, CEO of SRSsoft and also Dr. Doug Fridsma from ONC about the NHIN and CONNECT. I wanted to post it tonight, but since the internet was down in my hotel it will have to be tomorrow or the next day. Something to look forward to.

Tomorrow there’s a lot on my agenda. The John Halamka and ONC sessions that I mentioned previously, a couple more EMR vendor interviews and of course another HIMSS New Media meetup from 4-5 at the MModal booth 1157 sponsored by MxSecure. Come win a free iPod touch at the meetup. Man, it’s going to be another full day. At least tomorrow I think I have an hour or so to check out the floor a little bit.

Colbie Caillat to Perform at New Media Meetup During HIMSS

Posted on February 17, 2010 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.

Side Note: I’m still looking for 1 or 2 more sponsors of my coverage of HIMSS. Let me know if you’re interested.

I’m really excited to announce that 2010 Grammy Award winning artist Colbie Caillat will be the entertainment at the New Media Kick Off Event at MEDecision Party at the Aquarium. I just love Colbie Caillat’s song “Bubly” and the song off her new album “Fallin’ for You.” She’s the perfect singer for a networking event like this at HIMSS.

Signups for the New Media Kick Off Event at HIMSS are full of a lot of really interesting people. If you’re planning to attend, make sure you register here. Food, Drinks, Colbie Caillat and great people. That’s what I’m talking about.

About Colbie Caillat
Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, Colbie Caillat and her homespun music continue to resonate with listeners and win new fans. Little more than a year after the release of her nearly double platinum debut album “CoCo,” Caillat has quickly made such an enduring impact that USA Today declared the California girl a vital part of “a new wave of troubadours luring fans of all ages into a peaceful, easy feeling.” At the core of Caillat’s appeal are her honesty and lack of pretense. And her intense desire to create a body of work that resonates from the first note to the last.

“CoCo” debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart and remained in the top 20 of the chart more than half a year after the CD’s release. The single “Bubbly” spent a staggering 14 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and four weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart. “Bubbly” has also been certified platinum; signaling sales of more than 2.6 million downloads. Second single “Realize,” about a friend, who was secretly in love with Caillat, was also a huge hit. And the third is proving to be the charm as “Little Things” is following the path of its predecessors.

Since the album’s debut, Caillat has been a constant fixture on the road in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. She’s alternated between headlining her own sold-out concerts and opening for such artists as John Mayer, one of her major influences. When she’s not on stage, she usually can be found with guitar in hand, writing.

**Disclaimer: The New Media Meetup is an unofficial party during HIMSS and is not sponsored or organized by HIMSS.

2010 New Media Meetups at HIMSS

Posted on February 10, 2010 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.

I’m excited to announce a number of meetups at HIMSS for those using New Media or interested in New Media (Blogging, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc). See this as a great way to network with some of your favorite bloggers or tweeters.

None of the events will have a really formal agenda. Just a chance to network with people, talk about healthcare IT and new Media. Of course we’ll also have food, drinks and giveaway some really great stuff. The kick off event will be at the amazing Georgia Aquarium, conveniently located by the conference center. The other events will be on the showroom floor.

Here are the details for the various meetups:
New Media Kick Off Event at MEDecision Party at the Aquarium
Monday 3/1/10 from 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street Atlanta, GA 30313
Entertainment: 2010 Grammy Award Winner Colbie Caillat
Food and Drinks
REGISTRATION for Kick Off Event – Please register so we can make sure there’s enough food and drink.

Mix and Mingle Sponsored by MxSecure
Tuesday 3/2/10 at 4:00PM
Location: MModal booth 1157
Giveaway: iPod Touch

Mix and Mingle Sponsored by Pervasive
Wednesday 3/3/10 at 10:00AM
Location: Pervasive booth 2545
Giveaway: Wii

Please spread the word on your blog, twitter account and invite your colleagues that might be interested in attending. I look forward to meeting you all!