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HealthCamp San Diego Line-up Growing!

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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.

What You Say? ‘Cluetrain’ or ‘Cult of Amateur’ Prevails?

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Written by 2healthguru

February 7, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Cluetrain Manifesto – More Important Than Ever!

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A must read for aspiring Social/Media change agents>>http://www.cluetrain.com/book/index.html

Selected quotes:

“A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed.” >>indeed<<

“…as a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies…” >>amen!<<

“…markets are conversations.”  “…members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking.”

 “…the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can’t be faked.”

“Most corporations, on the other hand, only know how to talk in the soothing, humorless monotone of…the mission statement, marketing brochure, and your-call-is-important-to-us busy signal.”

“No wonder networked markets have no respect for companies unable or unwilling to speak as they do…”

 “…learning to speak in a human voice is not some trick…”

“[corporations/organizations] …will only sound human when they empower real human beings to speak on their behalf.”

[Comment: can you hear the silos shreek? Imagine a “flat hospital”, based on trust, authenticity, & empowered inter-dependent collaborative teams?]

“…empowerment, co-creation and collaboration….” still a goal for most! suppose we’re witnessing the price of failing to embrace?

“…most companies ignore their ability to deliver genuine knowledge, opting instead to crank out sterile happytalk …that insults the intelligence of markets literally too smart to buy it.”

 “…corporate firewalls have kept smart employees in and smart markets out….”

“…and it’s going to cause real pain to tear those walls down. But the result will be a new kind of conversation”

 “…it will be the most exciting conversation business has ever engaged in” >> can you hear me now??<<

Written by 2healthguru

February 27, 2009 at 7:19 AM