It was an offer simply to compelling to refuse. In my day job I was approached by HIMSS Ontario to sponsor their annual general meeting. In return for this sponsorship I was given the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on social media. Given my company’s current efforts to encourage use of social media by healthcare organizations AND my personal involvement in various social media activities, I jumped at the opportunity.
The HIMSS Ontario AGM takes place next week on June 23rd, 2011 at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club; check out details here. Four panelists will discuss “The impact of social media on health and healthcare”. The panelists are:
- Richard Booth, a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Ontario and a fellow social media advocate
- Karim Keshavjee, MD, and CEO, Infoclin.
- James Williams, a privacy consultant
- Glenn Lanteigne, CIO, SouthWest LHIN
This panel offers a diverse perspective on social media and I look forward to a stimulating discussion. Colleen Young, #hcsmca founder and expert community manager, has agreed to tweet from the event.
Anyone thinking about how to use social media in their healthcare organization should consider attending this event. If you read this blog and decide to attend, please make sure that you introduce yourself. I really enjoy meeting readers. For those of you who cannot attend the event, I encourage you to send your questions for the panel to either Colleen or me in advance of the event or even during the event.