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.
Thank you to Paul, and Rick Wiggins, and everyone on his team involved in targeting this talk so well.