Last week, a group of Perficient colleagues attended a conference for the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS). Liza Sisler (@lizasisler, and she also tweets on behalf of @Perficient_HC) connected with several influential social media pioneers in Healthcare IT prior to the conference and was able to gain time with four individuals to shoot short but informative interviews. She asked each of them about the most significant developments and experiences at HIMSS. Here are all four videos, each one short enough to enjoy. Let us know what you think of each individual’s comments.
Liza Sisler of Perficient, Inc. interviews Tom Mackey, Chair of Microsoft’s Health Users Group and CIO of Aultman Health Foundation. Tom gives his impressions of the HIMSS 2010 conference in Atlanta, GA. He mentions a company called Health Language and also notes that Microsoft’s HealthVault Community Connect announcement, made during HIMSS, has significant impact on the industry.
Tom tweets at @tomaq.
Liza Sisler of Perficient’s Healthcare IT practice interviews Dr. Ferdinand Velasco, CMIO of Texas Health Resources. Dr. Velasco discusses what he feels has been the most significant event at the conference: THe announcement of proposed rulemaking for the EHR certification process by David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT.
Liza Sisler of Perficient’s Healthcare IT practice interviews Jim Weeks, CIO of Greenwich Hospital, regarding the benefits of the HIMSS conference. Jim covers the advancement of EHR and education within healthcare due to social media and touches on wireless data integration with the bed-side and the benefits of a compelling keynote speech by David Blumenthal of Department of Health and Human Services.
Liza Sisler of Perficient’s Healthcare IT practice interviews Brian Ahier, Health IT Evangelist at Mid Columbia Medical Center. Brian gives his thoughts while attending HIMSS 2010 regarding the effects of open source language in EHR certification. Brian tweets at @ahier and blogs at ahier.blogspot.com