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Leading From the Heart to Transform

 By Anne LundreganFrom the start of his keynote speech, Bill Warner brought an unusual twist to Xconomy: 5X5: Five Cities, Five Big Tech Ideas last week.Warner began his presentation by asking audience members to provide an “elevator” pitch on their startup company. Warner is authority on the subject – he’s a well-known start up evangelist and angel investor in the Boston area. ...

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Increasing Visibility on the Road to HIMSS ’11

What do Robert Reich and Michael J. Fox have in common? They will be keynoting at HIMSS 2011, the largest healthcare IT conference of the year. The show will take place February 20-24, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. From the Pre-Conference Workshops and Symposia to the 300 educational sessions, the learning never stops and neither does the professional development. The exhibit f ...

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Debating the Future of Health IT

Recently, I attended Xconomy’s “Face Off on the Future of Health IT” to hear a spirited discussion between two rival entrepreneurs, both of whom continue to have a profound effect on the healthcare IT industry, Jonathan Bush, president, CEO and chairman of the board of athenahealth, and Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. Pamela McNamara, president of Cambridge Consultants ...

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What do Shakespeare and Social Media Have in Common? (Part Deux)

In my last post, I focused on how you can go about identifying the main trends and issues in your industry as you start working with social media or work to focus your program. In this post, I’ll discuss how to find out where your target audience is getting information and how to understand what your audiences are saying about you. Where are your target audiences getting information?Your industry has ...

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From Paper to Podium: Tips for a Successful Speaking Program

 A speaking engagement is a powerful opportunity for a company to deliver the right messages and to showcase its brand with customers, partners and prospects. A short list of organizations that offer healthcare conferences includes: HIMSS, HFMA, MGMA, AHIP, AHIMA, Health 2.0, World Healthcare Congress, DMAA Forum, RSNA, American Telemedicine Association, Mass. Health Data Consortium, Government Health ...

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What Do Shakespeare and Social Media Have in Common?

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; This excerpt from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet came to mind when I read a recent blog post on socialmediatoday.com by Dave Fleet, “Is ‘Social Media’ Hurting Social Media?” The quote means that what matters is what something is, not what it is called. Dave suggests upgrading the term ...

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A Preview of Health 2.0 with Matthew Holt

I am speaking with Matthew Holt, a San Francisco-based healthcare policy guru and entrepreneur, founder of The Health Care Blog and co-founder of successful Health 2.0 conference, which will take place in San Francisco on October 7 and 8. Matthew, congratulations on coming up to the 4th annual Health 2.0 conference. Given your original tagline, "user-generated healthcare," you certainly have ...

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Xconomy XSITE 2010 Highlighted Innovation and Technology in Building the Next Economy

If you attended Xconomy’s XSITE 2010, the second annual Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Babson College and the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, you were in for a treat. This year’s theme, “Building the Next Economy,” brought together leading technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors from around New England—and beyond. It delivered on ...

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Facebook for the B2B

 More and more, B2B companies are finding Facebook valuable for sales and marketing to facilitate communication with clients and prospects, and to help drive business forward.About a year ago, long-standing client Margaret Mayer, marketing director of Boston Software Systems, attended one of Schwartz Communications’ seminars about social media and was intrigued as to how her company could benefit ...

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Dartmouth Fills the Gap in Health Reform with the Center for Health Care Delivery Science

I write this as a proud alum of Dartmouth College, a school that has been synonymous with innovation in computer science and liberal arts. When Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D, became the 17th president of Dartmouth College on July 1, 2009, I knew healthcare would somehow be the next area of innovation.On May 17, Dartmouth announced it received an anonymous $35 million commitment to establish The Dartmouth Center ...

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The XSITEment Returns on June 17 to Explore “Building the Next Economy”

  On June 17, Xconomy will once again bring out the New England revolutionaries in business, academia and technology for XSITE 2010. XSITE has become one of New England’s most anticipated conferences. This year’s theme is “Building the Next Economy,” reflecting the region’s obsession with inventing products. It will offer the perfect venue to explore the realities of ...

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Private Companies are Setting the Pace in Massachusetts

 I attended the Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetter Awards last Friday. It was a very nice breakfast event at the Westin Copley in Boston. The event honored the 50 fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts, ranked by revenue growth. It shows that growth is strong even in the midst of a staggering recession. You can view the entire list here.The list is determined by survey information g ...

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