Bringing the Revolution to Iowa

This afternoon I get to speak to the annual meeting of the Iowa Hospital Association. I had the opportunity in June (in a social media conference that had been postponed by a February blizzard) to present to a group of communicators from the Iowa Hospitals. I understand this will be a broader-based group that will include administrators and hospital leadership, as well as some physicians and other care providers.

Here are the slides I will be presenting, which I mostly include here so I can maintain my typical three-slides-per-minute pace (and to maintain “audience” engagement.) I find that it’s a much better experience if I can tell people to sit back and relax, knowing that everything they see on the screen will be available for their future reference without furiously scribbling notes. It also lets me demonstrate Slideshare embedding:

It is a more efficient use of resources than printing many pages of handouts, and it keeps us all together instead of some reading ahead. Much better eye contact and engagement.

It also lets me tweak my presentation right up to the day I deliver it, instead of me sending a PDF document weeks in advance. That helps keep it fresh as we have new developments and examples.

Finally, here are a few links: to the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media site and to the video of our medical Director, Victor Montori, M.D., describing the reasoning behind the Social Media Health Network.

Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 14. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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