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With San Diego County’s emergence as a global center of health care innovation and its recent recognition by the state as an official California Innovation Hub focusing on wireless health, you should consider coming out to San Diego a day before the mHealth Networking Conference to participate in grass-roots health care innovation at the HealthCamp “unconference”.

HealthCamp San Diego is Tuesday, September 7 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. Event sponsors are Kaiser Permanente San Diego, West Wireless Health Institute, Health 2.0, Pacific Oncology and several others.

The “unconference” begins with peers in health care and technology introducing topics and discussing innovations that will advance consumer-centric health care in the health 2.0 world.

Inspirational session leaders and participants include: Joe Smith, MD, Chief Medical and Science Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute; Vince Kuraitis of e-CareManagement; John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer and Assistant Medical Director of Kaiser Permanente Southern California; Ted Chan, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center, and leader of the San Diego Beacon Community initiative; Jeffrey Benabio, MD, (aka @DermDoc) a Kaiser Permanente dermatologist and leader in social media and patient care, and Michael Yada of Life Technologies.

Representatives will also be available to discuss the successful data exchange program in San Diego between Kaiser Permanente and the VA through the National Health Information Network (NHIN).

If this September 7th “unconference” event is of interest, please scroll down for more information.  We have only a handful of free spaces for journalists and bloggers, so if you are interested in attending, please let me know soon.

Join us! For more information or to register, click here.


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  1. Hi Gregg,

    Looking forward to the HealthCamp San Diego. Just signed up this week. So, how should one prepare for this “unconference”?


    Audun Utengen

    August 27, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    • Thanks for registering! A great question, we’ll start a series of blog posts that will parse out the tips from Kaliya Hamlin’s post on ‘Un-conferencing.’ See:

      By Kaliya Hamlin

      The un-conference format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity.

      At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda using open space technology. The exact process is not important to understand in advance – the process will become clear as it happens. The important part is that all those gathered will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. No session will be voted off or ‘won’t happen’ for some other reason. All sessions are welcome.

      The sessions convened will range from the formal to the informal:

      From the well thought out pre-prepared talk reflecting years of research and practice to the spur of the moment ‘new idea’ that would be fun to talk about.

      From the demonstration of a working tool to the whiteboarding of something completely new.

      Before the event…

      There will be a wiki that gives you a sense of the range of topics that people are suggesting and to connect with others who you might collaborate with when convening a session.

      Although you’ll see suggestions for sessions and … (See: http://www.healthcampsfbay.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/unconferencing.pdf)


      August 30, 2010 at 11:09 AM

      • Thanks Gregg,

        I found that pdf document very helpful!


        Audun Utengen

        September 1, 2010 at 4:02 PM

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