By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

First posted on HealthInnovationMedia.com 2/17/2014

We’re less than one week out and counting for the health information technology event of the year, i.e., HiMSS 2014. At This Week in Health Innovation (see media player embed to the right), we’ve been busy chatting with disruptive voices in the digital health and patient empowerment space. Most recently we chatted with Lucian Iancovici, MD, investment manager forQualcomm Ventures Fund, who led the investment in @PracticeFusion, co-led @FitBit and participated in both @Clear_Careand @TelCare rounds.

Dr. Iancovici will keynote at the Venture+ Forum on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 on ‘The Evolution of Digital Health.

For the complete ‘Countdown to HiMSS14′ radio series, see media payer or click here.

Meanwhile, we’re pleased to note that HiMSS has officially announced the first ever cadre of ‘Social Media Ambassadors’ – a new category of media principally focused in the social media space. Both Dr. Pat Salber and yours truly are privileged in this first class of pioneers at the premier event. For the complete list, click on the image below.

BgeYR8bCcAAW0hl

 

More to follow shortly including our schedule of interviews on site. Meanwhile, for a preview of themes, events and more at this year’s gathering see: the ‘HiMSS14 Blog Carnival‘ and HIMSS14 Blog Carnival: Why Consumers Care About Health ITcourtesy of Matthew Holt and Kim Krueger at Health 2 News.’