Speaking Event on Social Media: Health Tech: Next Generation Conference San Francisco

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

I’m excited to part of the Social Media panel session at the upcoming Health Tech:  Next Generation Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Health Tech:  Next Generation will feature expert speakers from both the Health Care and IT industries.  Guy Kawasaki, Co-Founder, Alltop.com, and author is the Keynote Speaker.

The track sessions will address crucial topics such as Data Privacy and Security, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, Role of Social Media, Cloud Computing in Health Care, Health Information Exchange, Funding Opportunities for Health Care Businesses and Global Health Care Systems.

This one day comprehensive event will assimilate leaders & professionals in Health Care & Information Technology under one roof.

John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente is the lunch Keynote Speaker.

The panel for the session on the Role of Social Media Health Care includes:

  • Anwer Khan, Director, Deloitte Consulting, Life Sciences and Healthcare Tech
  • Dan Munro, CEO ipatient
  • Andrew Malcolm, Marketing Director, Skype
  • Barbara Ficarra, Founder, Editor-in-Chief Healthin30.com

Other sessions include:  Data Privacy & Security, ICD-10 Readiness, Meaningful Use of EHR, Future of Health Care System, Cloud Computing in Health Care, Health Information Exchange, Funding Opportunities for HealthTech Businesses, Global Health Care Systems.

Q&A with Wasim Khan, CEO ExpoNential Inc.

Q:  (Barbara) How is health care technology changing the landscape of health care today?

A:  (Wasim) The health care industry is undergoing accelerated change to become affordable and sustainable. Affordability is being addressed by employers, government, insurers, care providers, and plan participants.  Efficiency gains are being combined with prevention programs, consumerism, new care models, new insurance models, value based insurance designs, and value based reimbursement. Information technology that helps stakeholders impact health affordability will play a vital role in transforming health care.

Q:  (Barbara) Meaningful Use, Cloud Computing, Telehealth, Implementation of EHRs are a few of the areas to be covered at the Health Tech Today Conference, why was important for you to include Social Media in the mix of health technology?

A:  (Wasim) The role of Social Media is well used and understood by patients engaging online. We have already seen the presence and power of facebook and twitter. This will drive each health care provider to develop its own Social Media presence and communication techniques.

For more information please visit Health Tech:  Next Generation.

I hope to see you there.

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