2012 #hcsmNY Conference

I'm happy to be presenting at the Connecting HealthCare and Social Media Conference (#hcsmNY on twitter) which will take place May 17-18, 2012 in New York City at Roosevelt Hospital. The scheduled speakers are fabulous including Lee Aase, Ed Bennett, Chris Boyer, Margaret Fontana, Robbie Freeman, Jessie Gruman, Kathleen Kearns, Howard Luks, Katie Malbon, Farris Timimi, and Felasfa Wodajo. Check out the full schedule of the conference here.

I'm honored to be a part of two of the sessions. The first session, taking place on Day One, is entitled "Why Physicians and Healthcare Providers Need to be on Social Media." If you have read this blog in the past, or listened to the podcast in the past, you know how passionate I am about providers being on social media. For a little preview of what I'm going to be talking about, see the video above, which is from last week's podcast.

I'm also going to be the moderator for a session at the end of Day One entitled, "Using #HCSM to Bring Patients and Physicians Together." Loring Day is a patient who uses social media as a part of her health care system experience. Dr. Howard Luks is an orthopedic surgeon and uses his "social media presents to educate patients." Dr. Farris Timimi is the medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. Mayo Clinic is one of the leaders in utilizing social media in the hospital setting.

As I did a the AAFP NCSC/ALF conference, I have some ideas on meeting coverage for the conference. Of course, there will be twitter coverage using the #hcsmNY hashtag. I'm also going to bring my video camera, and hope that I won't have a technical malfunction to record my talk and to do some on site interviews. If I'm really feeling adventurous, I'll record a podcast during the conference to share with all of you what's going on. Should be a fun meeting!