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EKG As A Password

Posted on April 3, 2014 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 heard a lot of different biometric passwords in my day, but I hadn’t heard of using your EKG as a password until Dr. Patricia Salber pointed it out on her blog, The Doctor Weighs In. Here’s a video of Dr. Salber talking about the new technology called the Nymi.

I can see problems with using the EKG as a password, but I still love that they’re working on it. Maybe it won’t be the cure to passwords that we all want, but this could also be a continuous EKG monitor, no? My feeling is that by digging into the uniqueness of the EKG for personal identification, we’ll discover and learn a lot about our personal EKG.

My Reverse Interview at HIMSS & #DoMoreHIT Healthcare Think Tank Live Stream

Posted on March 17, 2014 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 HIMSS 2014 Interview
At HIMSS 2014 I did well over 20 scheduled interviews with people and had too many evening events to count. Needless to say, I got a chance to talk to a lot of different people and hear their story. Well, the good people at The Doctor Weighs In and Health Innovation Media turned the tables on me and asked if they could do a short interview with me at HIMSS. It sounded fun and so Patricia Salber interviewed me about my blogging history and the upcoming Health IT Marketing and PR Conference. You can see the video interview below:

I have to admit that it was a lot of fun being asked the questions instead of asking the questions. Plus, Pat does a really great job with the interviews. Although, I still cringe that she calls me a blogger extraordinaire.

Dell Healthcare Think Tank Event
In other news, I’ll be on camera again on Tuesday, March 18th for the Dell Healthcare Think Tank Event. However, this time I’ll be discussing more of the healthcare IT nitty gritty. We’re planning to discuss topics like: The Connected World, Aligning the Players, and Analytics to Drive Change. You can watch the livestream of the event at the link above and/or join in (or lurk if you prefer) using the #DoMoreHIT hashtag. I’ll be tweeting from the event using the @techguy and @ehrandhit accounts like usual.

I participated in the event last year and really enjoyed the conversations that happened at the event and online. Dell does a great job hosting the event. We’ll do what we can to keep the conversation honest and lively. While the live version is ideal because then you can participate in the conversation on Twitter in parallel with the event, they’re recording the whole event so you should be able to watch it after the fact.