Posts Tagged ‘SocialMedia’

2012 Predictions for Health IT

January 2, 2012

Like others (see Daniel Kraft) , I have my own opinions about what trends will be most influential for health IT in 2012.

  • Big Data and real-time analytics and decision support – IBM Watson and Explorys are in this space, others will follow and adoption will grow enabled by cloud computing, NOSQL/Hadoop and natural language processing
  • Continued focus on EMR adoption as more health systems pursue meaningful use. This will again be the main focus at HIMSS as well as other conferences
  • Social media in health care will continue to grow among patients as the e-Patient movement continues to gain in strength and public awareness and as advocates like the Reshape Innovation Center find creative uses to influence the future of health
  • Mobile health and apps usage will expand but what is needed is a way to integrate personal health information, such as, PHRs and apps that promote wellness and disease management. For health care professionals, apps and mobile devices need to be integrated into clinical workflow rather than being an adjunct or distraction
  • Research will be further enabled by EMR data as more academic medical centers develop data warehouses for research and quality studies and as initiatives like QueryHealth make it possible to combine data across systems and states using health information exchange and other tools

There are many more but these are the primary one’s I will be following.

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Year in Review – 2011 Accomplishments

December 27, 2011

In addition to having a great year traveling and presenting, I had additional accomplishments:

  • Appointed as the Co-director for Biomedical Research Informatics for the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, an NIH funded program through the Case Medical School
  • Joined the Editorial Board of Tech Now Briefs of the American Association of Medical Colleges
  • Invited to contribute to a theme issue on social media for Frontiers from the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Became a featured blogger for HealthWorks Collective
  • Appointed as a reviewer for HIMSS 2012 abstracts – a new role for me
  • Authored chapter on eResearch to a book on medical informatics to be ePublished in 2012
  • Celebrated 30 years as an employee at Cleveland Clinic
  • Leading a project to develop a clinical data warehouse for research
  • Approaching 1000 connections on LinkedIn (969)
  • 2881 followers on Twitter
  • Klout score hovering around 42
  • Invited to be on the advisory board of a health related startup
Looking forward to more great opportunities in 2012.
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Year in Review – Travel

December 26, 2011

It was a big year for traveling to conferences:

  • February – HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando – spoke at the Social Media center twice and presented on a panel on social media
  • March – AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Summit in San Francisco. Two podium presentations (CKD Registry and REDCap business model) and two posters
  • April – attended TEDx Maastricht in the Netherlands and a side trip to UMC Radboud in Nimegen.
  • April – ACRT meeting (Association for Clinical Research Training) in Washington, DC – panel presentation on REDCap.
  • May – Patient Experience Summit at Cleveland Clinic with Enoch Choi presenting
  • June – consulting at a hospital in Michigan on data warehousing
  • September – Medicine 2.0 Congress in Palo Alto, CA. Poster presentation
  • October – American Association of Medical Colleges meeting on Big Data in Washington, DC
  • October – Clinical and Translational Science Awards Informatics meeting at the National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD – poster presentation
  • October – Panel at Case Medical School, Cleveland on Social Media in Clinical Trials
  • November – Senior Workers Conference in Minneapolis, MN – presentation on Social Media and Electronic Medical Records
  • December – Center for Health Services Research and Policy at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, on Disease Registries using EMR Data
Most of these are posted on SlideShare. Looking forward to many opportunities in 2012 as well.
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Recently Published – Article for the American College of Healthcare Executives

December 16, 2011

ACHEI have an invited article in the current issue of the ACHE Frontiers theme issue on social media in healthcare. My article is titled, “Brand Awareness and Engagement: A Case Study in Healthcare Social Media.” With the help of my colleagues at Cleveland Clinic in Marketing, Communications and CME, I present an overview of some of the successful uses of social media Cleveland Clinic has deployed including the standard Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn sites plus a very active YouTube channel with over 800 videos. Online chats and some new blogs for heart care and rheumatologist are also discussed.

Among the many uses of social media here, I personally think how patients and families engage with a large, academic medical center through Facebook demonstrates engagement best – they use it as a vehicle to show how grateful they are for the medical care and kindness of our physicians and nurses.

This publication is primarily for members of the ACHE but can be purchased. The five articles are a great overview of social media in healthcare currently and could provide a helpful introduction to healthcare leaders in your institutions.

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The Next Wave of Technology: Social Media and Electronic Health Records

November 12, 2011

This Thursday I presented at the Senior Workers of the Twin Cities annual conference on this topic. It was helpful to discuss the value and trends in EHRs, PHRs, Social Media, and Mobile Apps. The group was receptive and had excellent questions on privacy and the digital divide. I started the talk by telling Regina Holliday’s story. The slides are below:

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Social Media in Clinical Trials

October 28, 2011

Today I presented on a panel at Case Medical School on clinical trial recruitment. My notes and references are contained in these slides.
This is a topic that needs more discussion in the online community:

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Health Barometer – Youth Lead the Way

October 7, 2011

In an excellent presentation on the Health Barometer, international survey results, exploreing “how social interaction and technology can spread good health. One of the findings is that the Activitist in online health who use the internet for health information at least weekly, are predominantly 18-30 year olds. This is consistent with other observations, such as, the Forrester Research Case study: Radboud Hospital Supports Young Cancer Patients With An Online Community. Also, the experience of Crohnology.com, founded by a young Crohn’s survivor who wanted to share his experience with others.

Here is the slide deck:

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Social Media Can Change HealthCare – Medicine 2.0 Conference Takeaway

September 25, 2011

I have a new blog post on HealthWorks Collective which is a report on some major themes I observed at the Medicine 2.0 Congress at Stanford this month.

  • behavior change is possible through social medial and mobile apps
  • Social media can change how healthcare is delivered in a patient-centric, participatory medicine approach.
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Can Social Media Save Lives?

June 23, 2011

This provocative title of a webinar to be held next week is part of the growing optimism about the potential for social media in the process of health care. Some recent examples come to mind:

We are witnessing a shift from social media for pure marketing toward engagement and beyond, to changing the care process.

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Innovation Opportunities Abound

June 16, 2011

A new conference has been announced by the NIH: Crowdsourcing: The Art and Science of Open Innovation. Speakers incude Tim O’Reilly and ” will focus on the key aspects of this new approach that include: how to identify problems that can be solved through open innovation; how to communicate a scientific problem across disciplines.”

Another open innovation opportunity has been recently announced called Merit Awards which is offering $50,000 on the topics of citizen engagement, defense, emergency response, entitlement reform, work force management and motivation, back office operations, results achievement and waste.

Another opportunity is a developer community called TopCoder “revolutionizing the software design and development process by tapping in to our unlimited global community.”

Will open innovation become the primary source for new ideas and products/apps in the future?

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