Healthcare & ID unconference?

From IIW
Unconferences in More Fields
Wednesday 2A

Convener: Kaliya Young and Bill Aal

Notes-taker(s): Kaliya Young

Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

Kaliya hosted this session to share with folks considering what would be involved to convene an IIW like event for their industry.

The session started with a review of who was in the session and why:

wanting to learn more about how to do it…

Transdisciplinary Research Teams

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Ethics of the Algorithm

IoT those ID’s are in Finish Unconference

Patient ID Debates

First Experience with an unconference and have a backgroundd in ID& Health in the context of the theater of war.

When we work with clients starting to plan an unconference we begin with questions including:

What are/is the goal of the organization(s) hosting?

What are the goals of the proposed convening/

Who is coming - what are their needs/interest / profile.

What are the needs of non present stakeholders (could be sponsors, constituents).

Then working with the client’s initial answers to questions around

How many people?

How much time?

What space/facility (both city, and location specifics, types of rooms, layout etc).

What are the time availabilities of the attendees (weekend/weekday, etc)

Are there any special characteristics of the population?

What are the existing relationships between people coming?

What are any hot button or tension issues?

There was two charts I drew:

  • One was explaining that I think of Unconfernece methods as everything more organized then a cocktail party and less organized

then talking heads on a panel or a keynote.

  • The second was talking about drawing on Organization and Community Development methodologies and bringing them into Conferences for Professionals.

I also talked about growing your event from a small energized event to a larger bigger event in time.

We then went on to explore a case study with the beginning of Outlining a Health Care and ID convening.

Health ID

Potential Co-Conveners that were brainstormed.

ONC at HHS, Patient Privacy Rights, AMA, Trade Organizations, Industry Groups, Technology Standards Groups

Those with an interest in the topic include




Population/Health/Public Health Studies

Government (National, State HIE

Providers of EMA

when asked about the potential time/length

Two days and One Hundred People

Community Development and Management will be key to helping this come together.

Really engaging with participants ahead of time and making sure the whole range that needs to be there is in the room.

So the question of going directly at the challenge of Health Care ID is to hard a challenge. ONC actually did a good job of listening to a whole range of stakeholders and wrote a whole report but progress was not made out of that effort.

Patient Identification and Matching Final Report, February 7,2014

The v1 potential framing that came out of the conversation included

What do you consider success (relative to patient identification)?

What is the problem that needs to be solved for health care ID?

What are the constraints?

There is a group moving this forward as a potential event to convene.

Please contact Kaliya if you are interested kaliya [at] identitywoman [dot] net