Join me and others from CDC, FDA, HHS, & NIH to discuss HealthIT Adoption via Social Media

I’ve been invited to moderate a panel at next week’s Driving the Adoption of Health IT Through Innovations in Social Media conference in DC. It will be held on July 16 from 8a until about noon at the Amplify Public Affairs office at 919 18th Street, NW, DC. If you’ll be in the DC area, please join us. My panel is called “How Social Media Improves Communication & Collaboration For Public Health” and extends on some of the topics I presented in last month’s keynote at the Healthcare New Media Marketing conference in Phoenix.

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3 thoughts on “Join me and others from CDC, FDA, HHS, & NIH to discuss HealthIT Adoption via Social Media

  1. I believe the most important thing you can do is establish a standard for EMR. If the US government would standardize on one EMR that must be used for all empolyees, it would go a long way to driving a US standard. Without a true standard there will always be problems with interchange of information and people will suffer needlessly. The economic incentive is there for every vendor to propose a unique version that supposedly will provide all the information and can be “interfaced” to everything else. Problem is, that never works. I’ve been using computers since the 1960’s and hate to see us lose this opportunity to make healthcare more efficient and more effective. You might consider the VA model as a start. You might consider the offering from as a possibility. Social media is a great way to communicate, but the holy grail should be to share information about a patient between all care providers in all locations at any time.

  2. Progress notes. Collaborative, secure, online, progress notes. With notification that someone else has posted on your patients ‘chart’ to the primary care doc. Its the last hospital EMR app to complete the whole chart, now that results reporting are old hat, and CPOE is rolling out.

    Oh yeah, and don’t segregate the hospital and outpatient record at all; since the patients bounce around, sometimes quite unexpectedly.

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