e-Patient Connections

Tomorrow I’m giving a presentation at the e-Patient Connections conference (#ePatCon) in Philadelphia, at the Park Hyatt Bellevue. It’s a really neat hotel, but the broadband “tubes” have a serious case of atherosclerosis.

Here are my slides.

e-Patient Connections from Lee Aase

I’m really looking forward to meeting a lot of people with whom I’ve only Tweeted previously. Just met @epatientdave in the lobby on the way up to my room. Will hopefully see @PhilBaumann, @MeredithGould and @DanaMLewis tonight too…and lots more tomorrow, including @SusannahFox.

“Men who can’t Pee” helps company that can’t spend

At Healthcamp Minnesota this morning we heard from John Reid, from a rural Minnesota company called AbbeyMoor Medical that has a stent aimed at the problem referenced in the title of this post. He described how using this video was really only his company’s only option for raising awareness, because they had no advertising or marketing budget. He showed how traffic to the company Web site went up significantly after this video was posted to YouTube:

John says he has now become a big believer in social media because it’s measurable and low-cost.

This is an interesting application of social media in healthcare, but from outside the hospital/provider community, and here’s a write-up about it on a Star Tribune blog.

5 Theses on Social Media in Healthcare

I’m honored to be kicking off Healthcamp Minnesota this morning with a keynote at 8:10 a.m. CDT. Here are my slides, and while you’ll see some familiar information if you’ve been a SMUGgle for some time, there are also some significant new elements, including the section that gives this post its title. I expect to be amplifying on that in future posts, but for now, here’s the deck for reference:

I hope to see lots of Twin Cities Tweeps at the event, but for those who can’t make it, please follow the live video stream (available from the HealthcampMN site) and the #hcmn hashtag, and join the discussion.

Speaking Engagements

I’ll be out on the road quite a bit in the next month, spreading the word about social media tools and their application in health care, and sharing our Mayo Clinic experience and perspective. If you’d like to participate in any of these conferences, I’m sure the organizers can get you details on how to join.

I look forward to getting to meet a lot of folks in real life after only having interacted via Twitter.  If I’m going to be in your area, I hope we can Tweetup!

Blogging 122: Being a WordPress Blog Contributor

This post is a companion to Blogging 119: Managing Multiple Contributors, and is written from the perspective of someone with Contributor-level access to a WordPress or WordPress.com blog.

After your blog administrator has added you as a contributor, you should have a link sent to you where you can sign in.

For WordPress blogs, you can access the dashboard from the front page of the blog by adding /wp-admin/ to the end of the URL. So for SMUG, the dashboard is at:


Alternatively, you may see a link in the sidebar that looks like this.


Click the Log in link, and you will see a screen where you can log in. But I’m getting ahead of myself; watch the video and you’ll see step-by-step how you enter and save your posts as a contributor.


For further information about writing a post, see Blogging 116.