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More video of me speaking on m-health

A little more than a year ago, I had my first-ever professional speaking engagement, keynoting the University of Maryland-Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s “@Hand Symposium on Mobile Technologies in Medicine and Academia.” How green was I? Prior to this presentation, I had never created a PowerPoint slide deck.

I knew the audio from my session had been recorded, but I didn’t find out until after the fact that there was a ninja video camera stealthily hidden in the projector mount that dropped down out of the ceiling. It took a while, but UMB finally got around to posting video and presentation slides from that day-long event. Then compare and contrast to my recent speaking gig at Meharry Medical College to see what’s changed, both in terms of my content and my presentation. (The names of each talk are rather similar, but that’s because Meharry suggested the title for me. Some of the slides are the same, but most have changed, as has the information I offered with each one. This is a fast-moving field, after all.)

While you’re on the UMB page, check out some of the other speakers. I found particularly interesting what Duke University School of Medicine was doing with the Amazon Kindle, per Megan von Isenburg’s presentation.

Also, thanks for reading my recent post at the EMR and HIPAA blog. It’s sparked the kind of lively debate I’ve been hoping for ever since I started blogging seven years ago.

May 8, 2011 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.

State of mobile and wireless healthcare

As I previously mentioned, I was invited to speak last week at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., on the subject of mobile and wireless healthcare. Unlike past presentations I’ve given, this time I have video. But it’s not easy posting 65 minutes of HD video (a 4.5-GB file). YouTube limits uploads to 15 minutes. Vimeo has no time limit, but restricts file size. Finally I got some software to downsize my video to an acceptable size, so here it is via Vimeo.

I actually gave the same presentation twice, first to about 50 people in an auditorium for Meharry’s grand rounds (plus a few more by videoconference from the local VA hospital), and later in the day to an audience of about 20 people in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. This is the latter, taken with my own video camera set up on a tripod with no camera operator and no external microphone, so the sound level might be a little low. Meharry’s A/V staff recorded the morning session, and I’ll post that professionally shot video if and when I get a copy.

Healthcare and Healthcare IT: Here, There and Everywhere from Neil Versel on Vimeo.

Since some of the slides are hard to read after I lowered the video quality, here’s a PDF of my slides so you can follow along.

I’d like to thank Paul Talley, M.D., director of Medical Grand Rounds at the school, for having me, and Fatima Mncube-Barnes, Ed.D., Meharry’s library director, for inviting me to speak and setting everything up.

April 19, 2011 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.

More on mobile

I haven’t blogged in a couple of days because I’ve been preparing for a speaking engagement at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., on the subject of mobile healthcare. It’s about the fifth time I’ve spoken on this subject, but this presentation was longer than any of the previous ones, a little more than an hour.

I gave my first talk earlier this morning and will repeat it after lunch for a different audience. I’ll post my slides after I’m done and I expect to have video at some point. I’ll put that up, too, once I get it.

April 13, 2011 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.