I am happy to announce with psuedo-permission from the Society for Participatory Medicine (by which I mean that they have not asked me not to do this) a Twitter badge for HIMSS 2012.
There are a handful of the epatients who are attending this years HIMSS (alas, I am not among them) and they have agreed to play a game to help get to know the e-patients. Those who complete the game get to have a digital version of the epatient badge for HIMSS12.
The game is simple. Each of the following e-patients have given me a riddle that they will answer for you either over Twitter, or in person. Plus I have given each of the e-patients attending the conference a super secret code word. That means that you have to either figure out the riddle on your own, use the riddle as an excuse to introduce yourself to each epatient over twitter, and you have to find and post a picture of yourself wearing the S4PM badge!
Then I will generate a digital badge for you that you can use on your twitter background, or any you can use in any other website where you can post an image. The digital badge will have your twitter username written on it, to prove absolutely that you have earned the badge.
This badge will be issued only for people who complete this puzzle during HIMSS. We might issue different epatient badges in the future, but this one will never be issued again. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Everyone you know will be jealous of the small graphics file that you acquire here. Truly, your completion of this puzzle will be a story that you can relate to your grandchildren (to put them to sleep).
Seriously, this might be a fun way to get to know some new people at HIMSS and to help spark discussions about patient engagement at HIMSS. I wish I could be there in person, but at least I can provide you all with something fun to do while you are there…
You can get the S4PM badges from the Relay Health (#3618) or MedSeek (#1345) booths, or by attending the S4PM Wednesday lunch meetup or one of the following epatient events at HIMSS.
Wednesday – @ReginaHolliday: #Thewalkinggallery meets @ ECollab Forum Wed 2-22 Venetian Sands, Bellini 2102, Level Main/Level 2 6-7:30 pm
Thursday – eCollaboration Forum http://www.himssconference.org/ecollaboration/default.aspx with a variety of speakers, among them: Brian Ahier and e-patient Dave
Thursday – Engaging Consumers in their Digital Healthcare http://www.himssconference.org/Future/default.ASPX with Regina Holliday as keynote speaker
Tweet the picture of yourself wearing the badge for bonus credibility, but all I need is the pictures URL as proof.
To play, all you have to do is complete the form below!
Have a good time!!