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Health 2.0 STAT™ - event scheduled for Thursday, July 22nd

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Health 2.0 STAT™ - event scheduled for Thursday, July 22nd


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Plan to join us the evening of July 22nd to hear a rapid-fire series of short presentations from seven Health 2.0 leaders. The presentations will be followed by a panel style Q&A session, led by a moderator that will facilitate and explore a range of topics. The presentations will highlight results associated with the innovative implementation and use of Web 2.0 based solutions in the healthcare market, at government agencies, and from a patient and user perspective.

Topics and Speaker Bios:

  1. Present and Future - Semantic Web, Linked Data, and the Social Data Web

George Thomas will describe how is using Semantic Web technologies and plans to deploy Linked Data and leverage social media. Linked Data facilitates correlation of independently published open government data across diverse domains like health and the environment, treating the Web as a global database. Social media enables collaborators to create metadata and curate instance data as 'social objects', enhancing emergent properties like data quality. A brief overview of what is happening in Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies relating to goals and open government data objectives will be given.

George Thomas is a Technical Architect and Innovation Council member at HHS. George also participates in a number of Federal technology councils, cross-agency working groups, and standards development organizations, serving as; Semantic Web and Linked Data lead on the PMO, co-chair of the Federal CIO Council AIC Services Subcommittee, a member of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative's Advisory Group, an invited expert in the W3C eGovernment Interest Group, and on the steering committee of the OMG Government Domain Task Force. George teaches SOA as a faculty instructor at the Graduate School. Prior to joining HHS in September 2009, George was the Chief Architect at GSA.

  1. CardioSource Communities: Lessons 30 Days Out

Greater numbers of professional associations are realizing the value of offering their members a private social network. The American College of Cardiology, a 39,000 member nonprofit medical society, in mid-June took the leap and launched both a private social network, CardioSource Communities, and a new website with the hopes of increasing engagement and membership value. This presentation will discuss the unexpected outcomes of the launch, what lessons have been learned from the first 30 days of activity and how the College will use the findings to increase engagement and improve.

Emily Zeigenfuse is a Senior Specialist in Corporate Communications at the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She is responsible for the strategy and day-to-day management of ACC's private social network, CardioSource Communities, as well as its presence on public social networking sites and ACC's blog, the ACC in Touch blog. She is working on her MPH at Johns Hopkins University and her research is focused on how mobile and online technology can impact health.

  1. Transformational Change in a Hospital System through Embracing Digital Strategy

This presentation will include the following: Identifying the need for transformational digital strategy in the hospital, developing executive leadership, sponsorship and buy-in, redefining/aligning the organization, education and development of existing team members, integration of digital into marketing/PR, reporting results/successes and learning from our mistakes, and the long-term vision.

Chris Boyer is the Sr. Manager of Digital Communications for Inova Health System. In his role, he is responsible for creating and delivering Inova Health System’s digital strategy, including social media, mobile web and technologies, website and search engine strategies. Chris has more than 10 years experience in digital and online marketing, and has worked with more than 100 hospitals nationwide to implement online business development, marketing and branding campaigns. He is also the author of the blog , and is a nationally recognized thought-leader in online marketing in healthcare.

  1. Nurses and Emerging Media: The Present and Future

Emerging media - from mobile apps to social media - are becoming important parts of healthcare. Of all professions, perhaps it's the contributions which Nursing can make to the adoption of emerging technologies is the most critical. From patient engagement to clinical collaboration to education, nurses are increasingly becoming interested in fully using new technologies. But Nursing still has a long way to go. Find out what the future of Nursing and emerging technologies in this flash presentation.

Phil Baumann is a non-traditional registered nurse who helps organizations redesign their business processes for the 21st Century. He writes, speaks, and leads projects related to adopting emerging technologies in the healthcare and life sciences industries. He is a member of the Better Health Nework of medical bloggers, runs the Web consultancy CareVocate, is founder of RNchat (, and is principle of Venture Storm, a network of intellectual capital for new and existing ventures. He blogs regularly at ( and tweets copiously as @PhilBaumann (

  1. We are here because of them, not the other way around. Focus on the patient story.

“The best physician leaders always behave as if they have a patient at their elbow, and they bring the patient’s perspective into every conversation” - James Reinersten, MD

The same is true for the Health 2.0 community. Regina and Ted will talk about the importance of the patient story in everything we do, and how you can bring it in to what you do.

Ted Eytan’s experience is in working with large medical groups and technologists to leverage health information technology to ensure that patients and their families have an active role in their own health care. Dr. Eytan currently works as a Director at Kaiser Permanente, in The Permanente Federation, LLC. His clinical interests are preventive care and reducing disparities in health status among vulnerable populations. He is a regular user of social media tools to promote open leadership.

Regina Holliday is a patient rights advocate and artist based in Washington , D.C. She is developing a series of paintings that depict the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. After her husband, Fred, died in June of 2009, Ms. Holliday began a large mural that is currently on prominent display in the city. It depicts her family’s nightmare journey through the medical system during the time when Fred was being treated for cancer. The powerful painting is part of a series that addresses problems with our fragmented, uncoordinated health care system. Regina Holliday’s work has been covered by leading national and international news organizations, including CNN, National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Regina now speaks at medical conferences to provide the patient voice in discussions about health information technology. She is a passionate and effective advocate who provides a valuable perspective in America’s debate about health reform.


Ellen Crown is a Health Communications Specialist with more than 12 years of government experience, ranging from military journalism to public affairs and marketing. She currently works at HHS' Agency for Health Research and Quality as a member of the Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer.

Event Logistics

6:00 - 6:30 Registration and Networking
6:30 - 7:15 Presentation
7:15 - 7:30 Q&A
7:30 - Additional Networking

As always, we want to make sure to give thanks to our sponsors, Aquilent, Sapient, Palladian Partners, and MicroStrategy. Because of their support, we have been able to continue creating some really informative events, as well as, offer some great appetizers and beverages for all that attend the meetup.

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