Twitter photo by Rasu Shrestha MD, MBA, Chief Innovation Officer at UPMC
There are lots of ways to measure the success of a speech. One is what the audience says on Twitter during the talk. I’ll let them speak for themselves, below.
The occasion was the annual meeting of SIIM, the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, at the Gaylord National Resort in DC Thursday. I was invited by Paul Nagy of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center, with whom I’ve worked before. I have to say, this guy gets it at all levels (business, sociological, technical, leadership), and he and his team did a terrific job of co-creating with me a message that apparently resonated with this mixed audience of business, technical, professional and IT people. Pretty much blew the roof off. :-)
There’s no video, but the slides are here and some tweets are below. Media coverage:
- AuntMinnie.com – the much-read big radiology site, by Erik Ridley: “In preparing for his talk, deBronkart reached out to his Facebook community of patients to ask them if they had any stories in which having access to their images helped.” (The entire thread is here on FB.) (Ridley’s article is exhaustively reported – amazing.)
- DOTmed (industry trade journal) by Lisa Chamoff: “In his often-humorous address, deBronkart stressed that being in the midst of the information age means that patients are armed with more data than ever before, and so physicians and other caregivers should take patients who have researched their conditions seriously and work with them.”
I love it when people tweet things like “Thank you for reminding me why I work in this field.” More generally, I love helping to reconnect people with why they went into the field in the first place. I’ve never spoken to a convention of people in radiology before, but that’s why I work to understand each audience and deliver results on the first try.
@RasuShrestha: “Don’t get stuck in an obsolete mental model.” @ePatientDave Best advice for anyone interested in progress. Period.
#SIIM18 #imagingIT #leadership
Lisa Spellman @LisaASpellman Thank you
@ePatientDave for another funny, compelling & important talk. Every time I hear you- I hear the voice of so many patients & it reminds me to keep pushing to drive positive outcomes.
Nina Kottler @RadKottler “I am nowhere near as old as I plan to be.” “Information itself does not change behavior.” “When assets digitize things change fast.” Sage and entertaining words from @ePatientDave
Jim Whitfill @jwhitfill Those all really stuck with me too. I’m a jaded clinician and informaticist but that talk totally inspired me
Rasu Shrestha MD MBA @RasuShrestha Loved how
@ePatientDave validated the inner geek in all of us attending #SIIM18 Geeks rule!
Thank you to Paul, and Rick Wiggins, and everyone on his team involved in targeting this talk so well.
Diane Stollenwerk says
I have a story where having my own X-rays DIDN’T help. 20 years ago I broke my hip while skiing in Canada. At the emergency clinic, they took X-rays and confirmed that I had broken the ball / head off the top of my femur. I was given the x-rays and some pain pills. The next day was driven back to the USA to see a specialist. I called my insurance company to get a referral and they told me two things: a) I had to wait 8-10 days for the referral to come in the mail (!) and b) I should go to an emergency room to get the x-rays re-done if I wanted to be seen before that. INSANE! Instead of doing either, I called around and got the name of an orthopedic surgeon and went to see him. He looked at the x-rays and did his own set (from the x-ray machine there in his office $$$$$), then wisked me into surgery that same day. No wonder our health care system is so radically expensive.