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HealthCamp San Diego 2011

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Hot of the press! HealthCamp San Diego will be held in conjunction with the Health 2.0 Spring Fling on March 20th, 2011. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the Rady School of Management.

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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.

w00t! Inaugural HealthCamp San Diego Scheduled For 9/7/10

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I must say, after my first meeting with Mark Scrimshire, HealthCamp evangelista extraordinaire, at the ‘cocktail party’ for the World Health Congress held in Carlsbad, California, in February of 2009, I became an inspired ‘healthcamper’. My participation and experience with HealthCamp for the next several months was ‘virtually’ via Twitter, and the periodic live streaming of HealthCamps’ on uStream. I got to experience my first HealthCamp ‘in the flesh’ at HealthCamp SFBay in October on my way to the Health 2.0 in San Francisco. Since then, I have adopted the charge to seed a HealthCamp in the city of San Diego.

Only recently did the generosity of Kaiser Permanente permit this vision to be fully realized. At a ‘pre-Barcamp’ San Diego social hour of life sciences and bio-tech tweeps including Mary Canady, aka @marycanady, I met Dr. Jeff Benabio, aka @dermdoc on Twitter. We discussed the granular and un-conference nature of HealthCamp, which he immediately ‘got’, and embraced as a practitioner of the social media arts, and bang! HealthCamp San Diego was borne! Thank you Dr. Benabio! Thank You Kaiser, especially, Danielle Cass aka @daniellecass.

So San Diego Tweeps, the inaugural meeting of HealthCamp San Diego will be held at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, in Mission Valley, on September 7th, prior to the 2nd Annual mHealth Inititative Conference on September 8th & 9th, 2010.

HealthCamp is a collaborative experience that typically tethers to how interactive digital or social media, open source and the best of the Internet, mobile (mHealth) web, and process innovation can enable better health(care) outcomes via more effective patient or consumer engagement, and incidentally further evolve developers in health technology applications and/or platforms.

HealthCamp is a user-organized ‘un–conference’ that brings together consumers (aka e-patients), health providers, payors, health industry experts and technology professionals for a one (1) day session to exchange ideas informally, locally, openly. Participants themselves provide the content, with break-out sessions they develop themselves and plug into a schedule grid on the day of the event. Anyone can present and host a session in nearly any format.

Past HealthCamp’s have been held in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Nashville, Oakland (the SF Bay area), Maryland, and the UK. For a brief overview of HealthCamp, click here.

HealthCamp San Diego is coordinating with the 2nd mHealth Networking Conference to be held at the same location following HealthCamp San Diego on September 8th and 9th, 2010.

Please consider joining us for this inaugural ‘un-conference’ experience. Among the many topics likely to be presented in the tech-enabled consumer empowerment conversation is emerging health information technology (HIT) capabilities, with an emphasis on new communication patterns enabled by mobile technologies for:

– patient communication by text and email
– clinician collaboration systems
– use of apps on mobile devices; and
– aspects of user-generated care

Fee: $25.00, $5.00 for full time students.

For more information, or to register, click here:

About HealthCamp

HealthCamp is a collaborative experience designed to create open space for peer-to-peer learning, group process collaboration and creative expression. As an ‘un-conference’ all session content is participant-generated, many of which tether either direct or indirectly to the promise of emerging interactive digital or social media, to improve health(care) outcomes via more effective patient and/or consumer engagement with their health. Particular focus is paid to the dynamic mHealth (mobile) market due to the exploding use of iPhone, Droid and other mobile devices.

7th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference in San Diego – July 19th & 20th

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A quick note to call your attention to the 7th Annual Healthcare Unbound conference which begins tomorrow, Monday, July 19th through Tuesday July 20th, in San Diego at the US Grant Hotel.

This is an impressive event that brings together many stakeholders in the consumer empowerment and evolving participatory medicine space from telehealth to the explosive mobile health aka mhealth markets.

Conference Keynotes by:

A hat tip to both Vince Kuraitis at the e-care management blog and Kristi Durazo aka @krash63, futurist at the American Heart Association.

I will be tweeting from the conference and will be using the hashtag #hcu10 for my posts.

‘Health Geek Radio’ is on the web!

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Ok, this is definitely a report from the ‘lean and agile’ department, and a granular sign of the ‘interactive digital’ times we’re in.

This idea is about ten (10) days old. The genesis came from Susannah Fox, e-patient and Associate Director of Digital Strategy, of the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Susannah apparently caught my broadcast of Adam Bosworth who was keynoting at the Alliance for Healthcare Foundation’s Innovation Initiative in San Diego. While acknowledging the visuals weren’t best in class, she noted the content Adam offered was worth a listen and bucketed the event in the ‘health geek radio‘ domain.

When I first heard the name ‘health geek radio’ I thought, how cool is that? And certainly there’s a lot of interest in emerging technologies all dialed into the patient or consumer empowerment cause. So, I queried the domain and also checked to see if that account ID was available at BlogTalkRadio; to my surprise, both were open, so I promptly grabbed them.

Today, I recorded a brief introduction as to the genesis and forward value of creating such a health geek community focus. Take a listen here.

The first official broadcast is yet to be confirmed, but I will invite thought leaders and change agents into the conversation. Several who I have spoken with already have indicated an interest in participating, including: Matthew Holt, Dave DeBronkart (e-patientDave), Phil Baumann, and Dr. Danny Sands, to name a few.

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May 14, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Doctor: Do You Speak ‘Flower’?

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Join Dirk Stanley, MD,  @dirkstanley, Steve Daviss, MD, @HITshrink & and Tim Sturgill, MD, @symtym for an exploratory conversation on ‘Doctor: Do You Speak ‘Flower‘? 1/26/10 at 12 Noon EST.

We’ll discuss the history of the idea, current state of the Health Information Technology industry, and this emerging, yet granular quest to bake ‘public utility’ solutions that address well known problems inherent in legacy systems, and potential obstacles to innovation.

For context consider reading ‘The Challenge of Meaningful Use to Joe Sixpack MD: Guest Blog By R. Vaughn, MD’, ‘ Thinking About Flower: A Concept is Born‘ and ‘Speak Flower’.

Join us!

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January 25, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Spontaneous Participation via Real Time Web

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Today I learned about two events via Twitter of which I was previously unaware; they included: 1) “Health Care Summit Conversations”; and the “Minnesota Medical Group Management Association’s” meeting. In addition, I was aware of, and planned to follow the “live tweets” from the Health Affairs’ “Health Information Techology Conference” as well.

The summit conversations was sponsored by “America’s Agenda” and can be accessed via http://summitconversations.org/. There was no live Tweetstream nor hashtag used for this event. 

The Minnestota Medical Group Management Association meeting was brought to my attention by Lee Aase, of the Mayo Clinic. Lee assigned the hashtag for this event as #mmgma, tweets under the handle of @LeeAase, and was the only on-site “healthtweep”, while several of downstream tweeps extended and recycled the updates into a conference feed.

The Health Affairs event witnessed a lively Tweetstream via the #hahit hashtag. I understand that conference video will be available and posted shortly. The conference link with agenda and speakers is:

 http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2009/03/05/health-affairs-briefing-on-health-information-technology/

For those of us interested in, but not able to physically attend the events, the ability to track with the content, albeit somewhat filtered by on-site tweeps, was both engaging and informative. The links posted, from pictures of the event, its faculty, and facilities to referenced articles or company websites is more than a vicarious means of otherwise participating in the conversation.

I love the power of the live web! And potential “Twitter hubris” notwithstanding, I am in awe of its power to serve as its central nervous system…. more will be revealed; as each day a new Twitter application seems to launch in the market. In my experience, FriendFeed.com + Twitter = the central spine of the live web.

To review the Health Affairs or Minnesota Medical Group Management feeds, go to http://search.twitter.com and key in the #hahit or #mmgma hashtags.

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March 10, 2009 at 4:48 PM