A Twitter Retrospective: #HIMSS14 Turned It Up To Eleven! On- And Off-Line!

There’s a scene in This Is Spinal Tap where an amp has a sound volume control that goes past 10, to 11. It’s become a meme and metaphor for anything being exploited to its utmost abilities, or apparently exceeding them. #HIMSS14 exceeded itself.

I’m not going to put a lot of analysis into this blog post. I’m just going to embed a bunch of tweeted photos and videos with a bit of interspersed commentary. If you’ve been following my daily compare of tweet traffic for #HIMSS14, #HIMSS13, and #HIMSS12; all those tweets are here too.

SO. MUCH. FUN. EXCLAMATION. MARK.

I’m Giving Away One Google Glass Invite To A HIMSS14 Attendee

I got my Glass in June. Since then I’ve given away 15 Glass invites. The last 12 invites I gave away in a contest to see who had the best idea about improving workflow in healthcare. I have one more invite to give to a HIMSS14 attendee who tweets me (@wareFLO) their best idea for improving healthcare workflow.

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If you’re looking for ideas, check out the presentation I gave at the Society for Health Systems conference just before HIMSS14.

Slides, Notes, Tweets for My #SHS2014 (before #HIMSS14) Google Glass and Healthcare Information and Workflow Presentation

I’m looking forward to hearing your creative plans for Glass!

P.S. Having a Glass invites means you can purchase Glass for $1500 (plus tax).

I Wear Google Glass While Being Interviewed at #HIMSS14

I just used Google Glass to record my perspective while being video interviewed at HIMSS14!

I explain my passion for workflow (tech) in healthcare, the origin of my Twitter name @wareFLO, and what I want to see next year at HIMSS15.

I’ll update this post when the “other” video interview becomes available.

Booth City: A Picture Tour Down “Main Street” at HIMSS14

A sociologist should write a book called “Booth City” about exhibit floors such at the almost half-million square feet at HIMSS14. They spring up overnight, just like in a gold rush. The sound of construction fills the air. Opening day, everyone is so excited. The streets and thoroughfares are crowded. Proprietors proudly man and woman their posts. Then, as time goes on, folks begin to think about moving on. Finally, when everything is torn down, the sound of tape (which held everything together!) fills the air with shrieks, as if the jungle has come to reclaim its space.

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So I walked “Main Street” all the way from 100 to 8600, snapping Google Glass photos as I went. I’d compare it to Lewis and Clark, except that would be mixing metaphors. Ultimately, I’ll embed the tweeted photos here. But for now, this post is just a bit of explanatory context, as to why is @wareFLO tweeting those photos?!

P.S. One more thing. Every year I scour HIMSS exhibitor websites, looking for evidence of diffusion of workflow technology into healthcare. I tweet about it and sometimes folks tweet back. That cannot but help influence who’s booths I feature in this series….

After Thoughts On My Google Glass and Healthcare Workflow Presentation

This post is mostly just a place to archive tweets, photos, videos, etc. from my presentation on Google Glass and Healthcare Workflow earlier today. Especially the tweets. Even if I favorite, well, I favorite so so many tweets they all become buried beneath each other.

That said, my overall impression was, well, for some reason the word “hilarity” comes to mind. Part of the reason is I am a naturally bombastic presenter, when presenting topics I love. I think audiences titter and giggle nervously, uncertain what havoc I might incur on them. But wasn’t just that.

My session was the last session of a three-day conference. The last session on the last day of a conference are notoriously ill-attended. Yet, this session was packed. Was it me? (I wish.) No, it was Glass. Folks were curious. Plus, in my abstract I said that I’d be bringing people up on stage (there was no stage, but you know what I mean). When that happened, when people put on Glass, with the Glass micro-display streamed to a big LCD monitor, well, I began to feel like the stage hypnotist brought in for comic relief.

By the way, there was plenty of really good material (slides and speaker’s notes here), but I flew through it in 25 minutes so we could spend 25 minutes on personal demos. Then, after the presentation, I stuck around for another 40 minutes everyone got a minimum of two minutes of Glass on their head: navigating, swiping, asking Glass questions, taking pictures, and accidentally shooting short videos (see below). Someone even accidentally sent my Mom a picture! (also see below).

Basically, the word “hilarity” comes to mind because folks were tired, a little punchy, relieved perhaps to wrap things up, but combined with something that is, in my view, an intrinsically joyful experience. The favorite thing, to me, that people say, when they put on Glass for the first time?

“Wow!”

PS Here’s eleven seconds of accidentally shot video.

Yes, I know, Glass is Android 4.0.3, not 4.0.2.

Also, see below, when I hand over Glass, and folks start experimenting, they accidentally email and tweet all kinds of things!

A Determiner! Trick question – is #HIE a noun, verb, adjective, adverb or interjection? #HIMSS14

I saw this tweet amidst the Niagara Falls of tweets that is #HIMSS14:

I wasn’t there, where this tweet was tweeted from, so lack necessary context for interpretation.

But that’s never stopped me before!

#HIE is a determininer.

You see, among many degrees is an unfinished Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics. So, compare these two definitions of determiner.

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I rest my case. (I could make a pun about case grammar, but no one would get it.)

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Slides, Notes, Tweets for My #SHS2014 (before #HIMSS14) Google Glass and Healthcare Information and Workflow Presentation

This post is a gateway to my entire slide deck used during a presentation on Google Glass and Healthcare Workflow presented at the 2014 Society for Health Systems conference held immediately before HIMSS’14 in Orlando. I turned each slide into a blog post along with expanded speaker notes. I’ve included the best of the most relevant tweets I’ve tweeted about Glass (over 2000!), because they have links to other resources.

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I’m publishing these slides slash blog posts slash curated tweets immediately before the actual presentation as a sort of experiment. During the presentation I intend to skip through the slides, dealing with each briefly, in order to get to the most important part of the presentation. Getting as many people to experience Glass for two-minutes apiece. Some of this will occur on stage, with the Glass screen volunteers see projected for the audience to see. And part of this experiment will occur off-stage, as I’m bringing multiple Glass headsets to accomplish this.

I’ll also periodically tweet a slide during the HIMSS’14 meeting. Please, if you stumble on this post, or any the individual slide posts, and you see me wandering around, wearing a blue Glass, stop me to ask for a demo!

Cheers!

–Chuck

P.S. The following tweet is to help you find me!

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Slides 34-36: On-Stage Personal Google Glass Demos! Volunteers?

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That was a quick whirlwind overview of Glass, healthcare, workflow, and innovation.

So now I’m going to connect Glass to the projector. Demo a couple things, such as interacting with the touchpad and a speech command. Maybe answer my email hands free.

Then I’m going to ask for a volunteer, perhaps more than one volunteer if we have the time. Because in spite of my blather, the best way to understand Glass is by putting it on an playing around with it.

OK, don’t be shy, who is first? I’ll have you come up so you can look more closely how I interact with Glass, then Ill turn it over to you. The rest of us can see what you see view this cable leading from Glass Screencast to the projector. Please realize that we all completely expect your initial interaction to not be perfect, in fact we’ll learn most from your fumbling around, up to a point….

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Slides 32-33: Personal Palliative Care Google Glass Idea

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Now we get to my personal favorite. The idea is based on watching my father and father-in-law during a long period of convalesce during which they were weak and bed ridden. I’m bringing it up here more or less to possibly network with other possibly interested in the same. The essential insight is this. In each case their worlds become smaller and smaller. As they become weaker and weaker, the effort both physical and mental, required to do such things as even pick up a smartphone let alone a tablet become too much.

There’s this wonderful phrase in usability engineering “cognitive friction.” If you think about pushing something on a surface, there’s resistance due to friction. As you get weaker and weaker, eventually you can no longer move the object. Using computers also requires effort, and cognitive friction is a metaphor resistance to their successful use. Earlier I spoke of minimizing time between intention and action. That’s also minimizing cognitive friction. Even a small amount of cognitive friction can completely stop you if you are weak or distracted enough by pain or drugs.

In this slide we see the Glass configuration screen, that allows you to set the angle above which the Glass micro display automatically turns on. I’ve experimented and you can get the interaction between this set angle and your own position so that virtually imperceptible movements of your head can turn Glass on and off. So I imagining seeing Glass to, say, pull photos of the family from an online service, but to only do so when you head is moved to a certain position, or perhaps to a certain position in conduction with a head gesture.

(If you happened on this page, in contrast to having been present for my presentation, I hope you’ll leave a comment or contact me through my Contact Form.)

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Including this somewhat technical tweet, because it’s about using Glass to control things (lights, temp, etc) in your home. So relevant to enabling the bed-ridden.

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Slide 31: Google Glass Improving Patient Experience

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Relative to patient experience, which I’ve also already briefly covered, Glass can help educate, help navigate hospitals (I’ve seen a really cool indoor navigation program). After I’ve received bad news, I’m not absorbing info well, I’d like to be able to leave a medical office with a video of what was said, perhaps even annotated with links to additional material.

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