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Mar162015

Meet Your Social Media Ambassador to HIMSS15 Conference

The annual HIMSS Conference begins next month in Chicago (April 12-16). This year, I am very pleased to announce that I was named one of the HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors for the event. The #SoME ambassadors group includes many influential, super-knowledgeable, and prolific information-curators and contributors to a wide range of publications. I know most of these people from online conversations and in many cases met them at the first HIMSS conference I attended in 2010. Needless to say, I am thrilled to be included in this group!

Follow this elite group on Twitter and you’ll be well-informed about health IT standards & policy, behavioral health, advances in EHR technology, healthcare analytics/big data, new clinical decision support services, healthcare economics and more. The group includes:        

  • Brian Ahier @ahier
  • Mandi Bishop @MandiBPro
  • Wen Dombrowski, MD @HealthcareWen
  • Susan Hull @SusanCHull
  • Gregg Masters @2healthguru
  • Janice McCallum @janicemccallum
  • Jane Sarasohn-Kahn @healthythinker
  • Shahid Shah @shahidNShah
  • Linda Stotsky @EMRAnswers
  • Michelle Troseth @CPMRCmichelle
  • Charles Webster @wareFLO

[To follow this group, subscribe to Twitter list:https://twitter.com/HIMSS/lists/himss15-smas/members]

Healthcare IT News is publishing a profile of each of the SoMe ambassadors to provide more insight into the areas of specialization of each member of the group. The profiles go beyond our geeky health IT and policy backgrounds to include some lesser-known aspects of our lives. My profile was published today and I have to congratulate the writer, Scott Thaler, on incorporating so many aspects of my career in designing & marketing digital information products and overall interest in the intersection of health IT and health content. Read more to learn of some other interests of mine: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/janice-mccallum-avid-tennis-player-cat-lover-health-visionary

If you will be attending HIMSS15, come by the #IHeartHIT Meetup to meet me and the other SoMe ambassadors on Monday, April 13, at 3:30pm. Register here.

Whether you are attending or not, be sure to follow the #HIMSS15 hashtag on social media. Since that list may get overwhelming during the conference, I want to reinforce my recommendation to follow the #SoMe list, which is guaranteed to serve up carefully curated selections from the sessions, exhibit hall, press briefings, and social events.

I look forward to seeing many colleagues at HIMSS15. Please contact me if you would like to set up a briefing.

 

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Reader Comments (3)

Great looking group of people who tweet about the health IT but it isn't clear what health IT experience these "ambassadors" have?

Which EHR's or HIE or health IT they have developed, implemented or actually used?

April 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

So great to see you Janice! As for Peters question re: EMR experience? I started with eMDs (3 yrs), was at GE Healthcare, digiChart, and HMS, each 12-18 mos, then consulted on a variety of EHRs including NextGen, Allscripts, Greenway and Varian systems.

April 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Stotsky

Linda, Peter,
Yes, the majority of the SoMe ambassadors have direct hands-on experience developing, implementing, or using EMR systems.

For the remainder (including me), I've had hands-on experience developing databases, architecting information services, and master data management going back decades. That early experience has served me well in understanding advances in IT and envisioning what is possible once the basic digital foundation is created.

Finally, having a well-rounded perspective on any industry segment (including those who are not living day-in/day-out within the confines of the current environment) is vital to encouraging innovation in the segment. In other words, macro and micro views are important.

Linda, finally meeting you in person was indeed the highlight of HIMSS!

April 18, 2015 | Registered CommenterJanice McCallum

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