Health 2.0 STAT - featuring rapid fire presentations from Health 2.0 leaders

Come join us the evening of November 10th to hear a rapid-fire series of 5 minute presentations from seven local Health 2.0 leaders, followed by a panel style Q&A session moderated by David Hale from NIH. This event will emphasize the presentation of real world examples that highlight innovative use and results associated with implementing web 2.0 based solutions within Hospitals, medical research institutions, the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense and within the local health community. Topics and speaker bios: 1) Health 3.0 - All about P’s
With the advent of the electronic health record, the semantic web, the $1,000 genome and personalized medicine, we are on the cusp of Health 3.0. Health 3.0 will be largely defined by P’s: personalized, preventive, predictive and portable. This presentation will highlight and define some of the key elements of Health 3.0. A specific user case scenario that directly contrasts the shift in an individuals’ Health 2.0 and Health 3.0 experiences from cradle to grave will be provided. This step by step example will enable participants to better understand some of the specific tools and technologies that may become part of Health 3.0. Speaker Bio - Dr. Carol Torgan is an award-winning health scientist, strategist, educator and consultant with over 15 years experience in public health and medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. Carol was an assistant research professor at Duke University Medical Center and then served as a research fellow at NIH. While at NIH, Carol traded in the lab bench for a lap top in order to translate scientific information to a broader audience. She then joined Revolution Health as senior content director, where she designed strategies to blend evidence-based information and Web 2.0 tactics into actionable information. Dr. Torgan has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, routinely lectures at professional meetings, and serves on a number of boards and committees. 2) Web 2.0 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, a division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), established in 1862, inspires interest in and promotes the understanding of medicine—past, present, and future—with a special emphasis on tri-service American military medicine. Located at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, this National Historic Landmark is recognized for its ongoing value to the health of the military and to the nation. The Museum identifies, collects, and preserves important and unique resources to support a broad agenda of innovative exhibits, educational programs, and scientific, historical, and medical research. NMHM has embraced Web 2.0 and it has served as a unique way to connect the Museum to its national and international audiences while promoting programs and new exhibitions, as well as introducing the Museum to media outlets for potential articles or features. Speaker Bio - Tim Clarke, Jr., is the NMHM Deputy Director (Communications). Previously, Tim managed communications programs at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md.; the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Silver Spring, Md.; and at the American Medical Student Association in Reston, Va.. Tim received his bachelor's degree in history from St. Mary’s College of Maryland 3) Can Health 2.0 drive Health 2%?
Seven out of the top 10 causes of death in America are affected by nutrition and exercise, yet nationwide success of “prevention” in health care is scanty at best. The Case Study presented will highlight how Health 2.0 technologies and tools can achieve the goal of “Two Percent” for health care. Two percent of our day (28.8 minutes per day to be exact) dedicated to wellness and prevention doesn’t sound like a lot until you consider the hectic, chaotic lifestyles of Americans. This presentation is designed to prompt audience consideration of how to expand and individualize such a program for their own use and the use of their target audience. Speaker Bio - Lindsey Hoggle is a health information systems consultant who combines 15+ years in health care settings with a love of using technology in an efficient manner to solve problems. She holds a masters in Exercise Physiology from the University of South Carolina. Lindsey's experience includes leading a project for the NIH Clinical Research Information System and then she founded Health Project Partners, LLC and later Opportune Health, Inc. Lindsey has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has spoken at the local, state and national level on health issues and "nutrition informatics".

4) HealthCamp: Built on Health 2.0 and Web 2.0 In the past 18 months HealthCamp has grown from 6 people to a viral un-conference movement that has seen 18 events that approximately 1,000 people have attended across the world. HealthCamp has been promoted using Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter and Facebook. It is recorded using Web 2.0 and the HealthCamp site itself is hosted on the SocialText enterprise Wiki platform. HealthCamp itself is a venue for discussing the future of HealthCare and how we can re-build it on a participatory model using Social Media, Open Source, Open Standards and the best of the web and mobile Internet. Speaker Bio - Mark Scrimshire, from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, is currently working as a Senior Web Strategist advising on the deployment of technology to address business transformation issues in the healthcare industry. Mark is also very active in the Web 2.0 and Health 2.0 communities and is the organizer of the popular HealthCamp series of events. In his past, Mark spent 18 months blogging for O’Reilly Media at AOL, producing a daily blog talking about the implications of Web 2.0 technology. 5) Using virtual world technologies for application in disaster preparedness training. During disaster and emergency situations, hospital administrators and staff must understand their roles and responsibilities and know how to work with other agency emergency responders to ensure that medical services are applied properly. This presentation will describe the development of web-based training methods to augment the current approaches which can be expensive and time consuming. Specifically, the research project applied both multimedia and of virtual world technologies for application in disaster preparedness training. Speaker Bio - Dr. Michael Paley is Executive Vice President at Aptima and an expert in improving individual and team performance. Over the past 12 years he has focused this expertise on developing innovative organizational and human performance modeling techniques for the optimal redesign of teams and organizations. This work has been applied in complex environments ranging from Hospital Emergency Operations Centers, Military Command and Control Systems, to Stability and Support Operations in Bosnia. Dr. Paley received a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Connecticut

6) University of Maryland Medical Center adoption of Web 2.0
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) site receives more traffic -- 85,000 visitors a day -- than any other noncommercial hospital Web site. UMMC has embraced Social Media and Web 2.0 strategies. UMMC launched their YouTube channel in late 2008, and now has more than 160 videos on it, which are viewed about 1,000 times a day. This presentation will discuss the process UMMC went through to get the channel set up, keys to getting increased traffic, and other tips and advice based on what they've learned over the past year. Speaker Bio - Chris Lindsley has been the editor of the award-winning University of Maryland Medical Center since 2001. Chris leads a team of web writers and freelance staff and works closely with physicians and medical staff to create content with the goal of increasing patient volume. Chris directs UMMC's social media efforts with an emphasis on the use of YouTube and Twitter. Prior to joining UMMC, Chris was senior producer for Accent Health, a leading consumer health site, and was director for communication products for United HealthCare corporation 7) Using Mobile devices to provide better healthcare
The ubiquity and affordability of mobile technology is already transforming the way in which healthcare is provided domestically and around the world. This presentation will provide an overview of some of those efforts, and the how informediq is converging Web, mobile and healthcare technologies to improve patient wellness and healthcare outcomes. Speaker Bio - Ram Singh is the CEO of informediq, a company developing patient-centric mobile realtime healthcare management systems. Ram is a serial entrepreneur and a management and information technology (IT) consultant, with 20+ years of experience operating in the public and private sectors. Event Details This meetup will be held in a private back room at Jackie’s restaurant in downtown Silver Spring. This is a short walk from the Silver Spring metro on the red line and there is plenty of parking. As always, I want to make sure to give thanks to our sponsors, Aquilent and Palladian Partners. Thanks to their support, we have been able to continue putting on some really informative events and offer some great appetizers and beverages for all that attend the meetup. You can follow us on twitter @DCHealth2_0

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  • Carol T.

    Thanks to David Blackburn for organizing and to Palladian and Aquilent for sponsorship. I met some outstanding individuals and enjoyed speaking. I encourage anyone who is passionate about a health 2.0 topic and would like to toss around novel ideas/data to apply to speak at a future event. My spin on the event, Health 2.0 STAT: Plugged in and Unplugged,­

    December 2, 2009

  • Michelle S

    Very disappointed I was unable to make this event in person. Followed twitter feeds - outstanding and diverse array of speakers. These Meetups are premier source of Health 2.0 cogitation in this area. Bravo!

    November 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really loved this format and prefer to keep it this way. Met some excellent people, learned a lot very quickly. If I wasn't invested in a specific speaker or topic, the next one came up so soon I was able to engage again fast. And as before, good eats. :) Just a note, we may need a different place if many more people confirm. I feel we were at capacity this time.

    November 13, 2009

  • Emmanuel

    Great! the rapid fire presentations worked very well and we got the most important parts of the topic. This allows some exposure to areas out of interest and the opportunity to search further the areas of interest.

    November 13, 2009

  • Marguerite A.

    Really found the information interesting and valuable. Format also a good way to get important points quickly.

    November 12, 2009

  • Nalini P.

    I liked the rapid fire format, but 5 minutes was a little too short - maybe 7 would be better. I'd also have preferred to have the networking reception after the presentations rather than before.

    November 12, 2009

  • Mike T.

    Exciting format - great speakers - Q&A was very valuable - great facilitator!

    November 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Time alloted for rapid fire presentations were good, and all presenters came prepared and provided meaningful information. Attendees were representative of the Web community in general, but it was especially nice to have CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Directors and colleagues from various Health-related companies. Although, I was mainly there for the information to be disseminated, the food provided was also great.

    November 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought all the presentations were great. But I expected it to be more on tech than the 2 speakers on personal health issues. I want to hear about how people are using the tech to change their operations and service delivery... and how it will meld into health care plan/ reform.

    I was quite disappointed that there was no food - especially no burgers... and I arrived at 6:35.
    Last time I arrived closer to 7 pm and had plenty of food. If people are late RSVPs, [you said 5 RSVP'd in last hour and probably more in the last day.] Perhaps they shouldn't get food (that was reserved for others) or they should have to PAY $$ so extra food can be provided... so late comers like me get something to eat. Hard to get to SS by 6:30. Or, you have to limit number of burgers... Or you have to stagger food. Or give tix for food also.

    November 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! Just posted a summary of the panel's outstanding responses to my questions. "7 Health 2.0 Speakers + 2 Unexpected Questions"­

    November 11, 2009

  • Lindsey H.

    Great thanks to David, Aquilent and Palladian Partners! These Meetups prompt us to brainstorm and think outside our own world. So many different topics drive home the reality of how many opportunities there are in health 2.0. Creating a "5 minute presentation" is an education--encourage others to do so. Thanks again for fantastic organization and encouragement, David.

    November 11, 2009

  • David B.

    We received a lot of very good feedback about the format. As expected, not everyone connected with all 7 speakers, but everyone connected with a few. I thought the entire panel did a great job and David Hale really put it to them with some tough questions.
    This is a very passionate group and it always makes for good conversation beforehand and after the meetup. My hope is that everyone who came got some value out of it and had a good time doing it. Please do provide feedback as that is how we improve. Hope to see you all at Health STAT II in January and let me know if you are interested in speaking.

    November 11, 2009

  • Bob B.

    Great format, informative presentations.

    November 11, 2009

  • Mark S.

    I am planning to post my presentation to YouTube. It should be up in the next few days. Check out­

    November 11, 2009

  • Michael S.

    Great Meetup-As informational as it was fun and organized. Great work David.

    November 11, 2009

  • Jamie

    Health 2.0 STAT was phenomenal. The 5 minute presentations format with panel at the end offered a wealth of information. Great job!

    November 11, 2009

  • Neal J.

    Great topic and a dynamic, diverse, participatory crowd. The speakers were a mixed bag. A few were outstanding but several were duds. Maybe this is an unavoidable ratio?

    November 11, 2009

  • Anthony K.

    The rapid fire presentations were a good way to highlight key topics within Health 2.0. It provided
    a nice way to use these topics as a platform for additional discussions for the rest of the evening.

    November 11, 2009

  • Carol

    Good presentations and great mix of health professionals covering different aspects of the topic. Superb presentation/meeting structure (each presenter 5 min then panel discussion/Q&A).

    November 10, 2009

  • Napoleon O.

    Extremely informative. The presentations were great, and the Q&A session that followed was excellent.

    November 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentations exceeded my expectations. I learned a tremendous amount and the contacts I made at the event were invaluable.

    November 10, 2009

  • Mark S.

    Looking forward to a fascinating evening. I'd better go and work out what to say....

    October 28, 2009

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