HIMSS Has Begun

I walk into HIMSS this year with a mixed set of expectations.  With the public pull-out of several major vendors and the weak attendances we’ve seen at other conferences this year, I’m curious to see how attendance sorts out at HIMSS.

But, I’m more excited about the educational sessions at HIMSS than I’ve ever been !  In most years, there has been little in the way of consumer-facing technologies represented in the sessions.  This year it’s overflowing!

On that list is the panel discussion that I’m co-hosting as part of the HIMSS eHealth Special Interest Group.  I hope you’ll join us Monday, April 6th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the McCormick Convention Center – Room W12AB.

Our speaker panel includes:

  • Khaled Hassounah, MedHelp (http://www.medhelp.org/)
  • Matthew Holt, (http://www.health2con.com/) and (http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/)
  • Julie Murchinson, (http://www.health2accelerator.org)
  • Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, THINK-Health (http://www.think-health.com/)

And keep an eye on Geovoices.  Several of us will be posting throughout the conference.

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Ben Dillon

About Ben Dillon

Ben’s a big picture type of guy. He loves sharing new ideas in digital marketing, keeping a watchful eye on healthcare industry trends and seeing how it all intersects. A sought-after speaker, writer, blogger and current SHSMD board member, Ben’s an influential voice in healthcare marketing, helping organizations across the country embrace online strategies to engage health consumers. Combine his industry savvy with his background in software development and you can see why he’s also an important member of Geonetric’s software team, ensuring our content management system stays a step ahead of market needs. Ben holds a master’s degree in eBusiness and strategic management from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. When he’s not traveling and evangelizing, Ben enjoys cooking with his family and playing the Big House with the University of Michigan Alumni marching band.

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