How to Decide on Attending a Conference

  You open your inbox and there it is. An email with details on an upcoming conference. Chock full of invigorating speakers, content you should know and a fun happy hour-esque event that will have live music – or something. Should you read on and learn more? And then the conference thoughts begin… You know […]

Upgrade Your Learning: Social Media Week with Mayo Clinic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 3 years since I joined the advisory team at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media. The opportunity to collaborate and educate healthcare organizations on the constantly changing digital/social media landscape continues to be a privilege. That’s why I’m super excited about this year’s events at Social Media […]

Lori Melichar: Identifying Innovative Ideas in Healthcare

    The forward movement of healthcare innovation is at a fever pitch. Between consumer health focused mobile apps and much needed systemic changemaking, there is a growing pool of ideas that are sprouting up all over. Just like it is with the constant stream of resources and information gathered through social media – the […]

Announcing ePatient2015: 15 Surprising Trends Changing Healthcare

  Yesterday I had the fantastic pleasure of connecting with my long time friend, colleague and healthcare innovation thought leader, Fard Johnmar. As some backstory, Fard was actually one of the *very* few people talking about the intersection of healthcare, marketing/communications & technology when I first got started. Yes, that was over 7 years ago […]

5 Innovators Tackle Chronic Disease

    Over the past two years, there has been an increasing focus on the use of big data to make an impact within healthcare – everything from EMRs to tracking personal activity achievement over time. However, Jen van der Meer of Luminary Labs reminds us that data needs to become actionable in order to create the solutions we […]