The Health IT Marketing and PR Conference (HITMC) is organized by HealthcareScene.com and InfluentialNetworks.com. Healthcare Scene is a network of influential Healthcare IT blogs and health IT career resources that cover everything from EHR to mobile health. Influential Networks is a health IT content marketing and influencer platform. Our goal for the conference is to provide a unique event for health IT marketers and PR professionals to learn about the latest trends in marketing and PR from both inside and outside of healthcare.
After an extremely successful first ever Health IT Marketing and PR conference in 2014, we started to realize that HITMC really stood for Healthcare IT Marketing Community. Each year we hold our annual HITMC conference, but we also hope to extend beyond the conference and really bring together an amazing community of people. We’re excited by the high caliber of speakers and attendees that come together at our conference and as part of our community. Marketing to doctors, practice managers, and hospital executives is a unique challenge, but with the right strategy you can break down the barriers and get your story heard.
Along with the amazing content and sponsors of the event, we learned at the first HITMC that there was a lot more to the conference than just education. We were really bringing together the Health IT Marketing and PR community in a way that had never been done before. Many of the attendees were excited to have a community of like minded professionals in the same room where they could talk about their related efforts to reach doctors and hospitals.
About the Organizers:
John Lynn is the Editor and Founder of the nationally renowned blog network HealthcareScene.com. The Healthcare Scene network currently consists of 15 blogs containing 7000+ articles. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. Plus, Healthcare Scene recently added the leading Health IT Career resources, HealthcareITCentral.com and HealthcareITToday.com, to the network.
John also co-founded two companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and was an advisor to the recently acquired docBeat. Plus, John is also the Founder of 10 other blogs including the Pure TV Network and Vegas Startups. John’s 25+ blogs have published over 15,000 blog posts, garnered over 30 million views and had over 122,000 comments. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.
Shahid is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” blogger and has served as a health IT advisor to programs within the National Institutes of Health, CTO of Cardinal Health’s CTS unit, Chief Systems Architect for the American Red Cross, and Senior Vice President of Healthcare Technology at COMSYS. In addition to his executive role at simplifyMD, Shahid serves as an on-going consultant to the Executive Office of the President (White House), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Shahid earned his Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland and his Computer Science Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.
He is an influential thought leader and a winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100″ award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government and runs three successful blogs. At http://shahid.shah.org he writes about architecture issues, at http://www.healthcareguy.com he provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in health care, at http://www.federalarchitect.com he advises senior federal technologists, and at http://www.hitsphere.com he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.