Introducing #HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors and Their Mission to Accelerate Innovation

With 5th anniversary of the program, this year's 20 Ambassadors will offer a unique perspective on important health IT challenges impacting quality care delivery.
Introducing #HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors and Their Mission to Accelerate Innovation
With 5th anniversary of the program, this year's 20 Ambassadors will offer a unique perspective on important health IT challenges impacting quality care delivery.<br />This year’s selection of a HIMSS Social Media Ambassador class marks the program’s fifth anniversary. Each and every year, I learn something new and powerful as the industry matures and...
This year’s selection of a HIMSS Social Media Ambassador class marks the program’s fifth anniversary. Each and every year, I learn something new and powerful as the industry matures and my ambassador colleagues push me in new ways to embrace change and turn it into something meaningful. Last year’s class had a particularly profound impact on me personally for two reasons.

First, collaborating with last year’s ambassadors taught me the power of empathy in making an impact on health and healthcare – namely because each person I encountered teemed with this energy of caring determination. Spoiler: It was and continues to be contagious.

Second, and not unexpectedly, those ambassadors left the program better than they found it. At the onset of the HIMSS Social Media Ambassador program a year ago, they pushed me to establish a mission and vision – they encouraged me to name what this program stood for and why we all work so hard to get it off the ground year after year.

What you find below is the result of that collaborative exercise. And as we look ahead to what we have in store for the industry, and what the industry has in store for us, I hope that this mission and vision will be the foundation we need to make social media a conduit for change in an industry that matters so very much to each and every one of us.

I am confident that this year’s class will build upon these values to make it another unforgettable experience while challenging all of us to dig a little deeper and reach a little further to leave this industry better than when we found it.

Source: www.healthcareitnews.com