We’re big fans of practicality at The #HCBiz Show! Don’t get me wrong… we love disruptive innovation and cutting age tech as much as anyone, but we love getting things done RIGHT NOW a lot more.

We’re glad there are smart folks out there building the tools that’ll change the game in 10-20 years, but our job is to give you the information you need to get things done when you go to work on Monday. That’s why you’ll see us touch just lightly on the cutting edge, and then dig incredibly deep on the here and now.

So, it should come as no surprise to you that we’re excited about today’s guest and topic. On this episode, we talk with John Lynn, founder of Healthcare Scene and the brand new Health IT Expo happening May 30 – June 1, 2018 in New Orleans. The Health IT Expo is a conference that’s focused on practical innovations that you can implement today as opposed to moonshot ideas that may affect you 10 years from now. That’s beautiful. Isn’t it?

John’s a great interview and we cover a bunch, including:

  • What is the Health IT Expo?
  • What is practical innovation?
  • Why is it so hard to spread practical innovations across the healthcare industry?
  • How does practical innovation create space for a disruptive and break-through future?
  • What are you doing differently for vendors at the Health IT Expo?
  • How do you plan to facilitate collaboration among all the attendees and the vendors?
  • What is the “No BS Principle”?
  • What are you doing to ensure attendees get actionable takeaways and not just insights?
  • What does it mean to “go beyond the EHR”?
  • Why are health systems suddenly talking about ERP systems?
  • How can we keep the conversation practical, while still addressing the cutting edge tech that may someday drive disruptive innovation?

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About John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of Healthcare Scene. Healthcare Scene is a unique healthcare IT network which consists of 10 EHR and Healthcare IT blogs containing over 11,000 articles published over 11 years. Of those articles, John has written over 5500 of the articles himself.

These EMR & Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times and John has over 80k social media followers & 53k email subscribers who follow him as a thought leader in the EHR & Healthcare IT space.

John also led Healthcare Scene’s acquisition of the leading Health IT Job board, Healthcare IT Central. This included the acquisition of Healthcare IT Today, a unique career resource for healthcare IT professionals.

In 2014, John launched the first of its kind Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference (HITMC). Through John’s leadership, this conference has become the premiere venue for health IT marketing and PR professionals to learn and network with their peers. Plus, out of this conference, John has organized a strong community of marketing and PR professionals who are working to improve healthcare.

John has given keynote speeches and taught workshops across the country and around the world. John has spoken at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual conference 6 times and at conferences like CES (Consumer Electronics Show), SXSW, and CTIA – The Wireless Association along with keynote speeches at EHR user conferences include Modernizing Medicine’s EMA Nation and the gMed Summit to name a few of his speaking engagements. John has also taught multiple EHR workshops in Dubai with attendees from throughout the Middle East and Asia.

John co-founded Influential Networks and Physia and is currently a formal advisor to three healthcare IT companies. John was previously an advisor to docBeat which was acquired by Vocera.

John has 4 children and a beautiful wife that keep him grounded and remind him of what’s important in life. John loves to play competitive ultimate frisbee and dance. His love of dance is reflected in his Reality TV blog network which covers shows such as Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Got Talent.

John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

If you’d like to have John Lynn be a keynote speaker at your conference, please reach out to him with details and budget here.

You can hear more from John on this great episode of the Relentless Health Value podcast.


About Health IT Expo

The Health IT Expo is a community of healthcare IT professionals focused on sharing, collaboration, and support. This event is focused on practical innovations that you can implement today as opposed to moonshot ideas that may affect you 10 years from now.

The five main themes for the conference will be:

  1. Security and Privacy
  2. Analytics
  3. Communication and Patient Engagement
  4. IT Dev Ops
  5. Operational Alignment and Support

The conference is happening May 30 – June 1, 2018 in New Orleans.

Learn more at https://www.expo.health/ and register here.

Special Offer – Free Registration:

If you’re from a provider organization (hospital, health system, ambulatory practice, etc.), you can use the “HCBiz” promotional code for 100% off your registration. But hurry, the offer is only good for the first 10 people that use the code in the next 30 days.


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