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Speaking at WordCamp Las Vegas (A Blogger’s Conference)

Posted on October 22, 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.

My apologies for not having time to write a post today. It’s been a pretty crazy week with the Mobile Health Conference in Las Vegas and today I had a ton of things to get caught up on. Plus, tomorrow I’m doing a presentation at WordCamp Las Vegas which has kept me busy today. At the conference, I’ll be telling my story of how I went from being a “hobby blogger” to being a full time blogger and the lessons I learned along the way. Obviously, EMR and HIPAA & EMR and EHR play a large role in my successful switch.

WordCamp is a blogger conference for WordPress users, so I focus a fair amount on the various WordPress items I used along the way, but if you’re interested in my story there’s a live stream tomorrow at 10 AM PST. It will be the first time I’ve told my story in a venue like this, so it will be interesting to hear the attendees reaction. Hopefully they get some good takeaways.

We’ll be back this weekend with our regularly scheduled EMR programming. In fact, looks like I’m going to be hitting the airwaves on the physician focused XM radio station ReachMD soon. I believe I’m just going to do a few interviews for them. I mostly look at it as a good opportunity to have a cool experience. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll let you know more details and link the recordings once they go live.

North Dakota Hospital Uses Social Media to Communicate

Posted on March 31, 2009 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 most of you know, I’m a big fan of social media. I live it and love it. I honestly think that’s one reason why this blog has done so well. So, I was really interested to see how Innovis, a hospital in North Dakota, was using Twitter and blogs.

I’ll let their work speak for themselves. Here’s links to their Twitter stream and wordpress blog.

I think we’re still at the beginning of how we’re going to be able to use various social media tools in health care. I know I’ve connected to people in amazing ways lately. I think that’s the real power of social media tools like Twitter. It connects people that wouldn’t have met otherwise. Many people go to conferences to connect with people. Twitter is like a virtual ongoing conference where you can meet people with like interests. The best part is that we’re really only at the beginning of what technology is going to do to connect people together.