Planning has begun for the inaugural Health Care Messaging Conference. A search is underway for a venue, and once that is secured, the dates for the conference will be finalized. Produced by Satish Kavirajan of The Center for Business Innovation, the conference will occur some time around October or November of this year (2017). To my knowledge, this will be the first ever vendor-neutral conference on health care messaging.

As program chair, I am actively seeking nominations for speakers and presentation topics. If you've got suggestions and are inclined to share them, email or Skype me.  I've been talking with messaging users and vendors for a few weeks now and getting a lot of great information. Here are some of the topics that have come up so far:

  • Needs assessment and selecting the right messaging solution
  • Implementation and driving user adoption
  • Systems integration, what other systems and software to integrate
  • Security and mobile device management
  • Mobile device selection

Messaging use cases to be addressed include:

  • Alarm notification
  • Care coordination/management
  • Patient engagement
  • Referrals management
  • Rounding (physician and caregiver)
  • Secure text messaging
  • Telemedicine

The conference is intended for health care providers in both acute care and ambulatory settings. Investors targeting digital health and messaging solution providers will also find value in attending.

The event is planed as a day and a half conference with either pre- or post-conference 4 hour workshops (again, suggestions encouraged).

Updates will be forthcoming as decisions are made. You can get those updates straight into your email inbox here.