Communications Launch

We're planning to stage several coordinated education / communications events linked to:
  1. the rebranding / renaming of the Direct Project (aligned with NW_HIN)
  2. the completion of (late 2010 or early 2011)
    1. the reference implementation
    2. best practices in support of the pilots
    3. implementation geographies plan
    4. and perhaps some early results from a pilot
  3. HIMSS (February 20-24, 2011)
  4. completion of the pilots and general launch.

For all of you bloggers, tweeters, etc. - - please don't spill the beans quite yet. We'd like to coordinate the work of the community including you to AMPLIFY the great work that's been done by the Direct Project.

So please volunteer to help. Do you have a blog that we can use to get the word out? Do you tweet? Can your organization link to the Direct Project or issue a press release indicating support for the Direct Project? Can you organize a relevant industry presentation?

Communications type (blog, presentation, web site, press release, etc. )
Name
Contact information / Email
How can you help?
Website or other pertinent links
Comments
Blog, etc.
Brian Ahier
brianahier@gmail.com
Get the word out
http://www.ahier.blogspot.com/
http://radar.oreilly.com/bahier/
http://twitter.com/ahier
http://ahier.net/
Let's roll!
:-D
Blog, etc.
Rich Elmore
richard.elmore@allscripts.com
Get the word out
Healthcare Technology News

Blog, etc.
David C. Kibbe
kibbedavid@mac.com
Get the word out
www.clinicalgroupwarecollaborative.org
www.aafp.org
www.astm.org

Blog, etc.
Keith W. Boone
keith.boone@ge.com
Get the word out
http://motorcycleguy.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/motorcycle_guy

Blog, Presentation,
Web Site
Press Release
Didi Davis
didi@serendipityhealth.net
Get the word out
http://hitgypsy.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com//dididavis
www.tnhimss.org
www.carespark.com
www.hiptn.org
www.serendipityhealth.net
www.tnrec.org

Presentations, Website
Noam Arzt
arzt@hln.com
Get the word out
http://statehieresources.org/

HIMSS HIELights newslwtter
Noam Arzt
arzt@hln.com
I write a monthly standards column that comes out at the beginning of the month. Will target Direct in the December issue.
http://www.himss.org/ASP/topics_FocusDynamic.asp?faid=156
Submitted for publication. Should hit the streets @12/1/10
Web-site, press releases and annoucements via listservs, and quaterly e-newsletter
Anna Orlova
aorlova@jhsph.edu
Get the word out.
via the Public Health Data Standards Consortium
www.phdsc.org
(Added with permission by Jason Siegel)
NeHC website, NHIN University mailing list, media outreach
Meryt McGindley
mmcgindley@nationalehealth.org
Share the blog post. NeHC will post it a link on our website in conjunction with materials for NHIN University's NHIN 203 - The Direct Project and will send it to our NHIN University and media lists.
www.nationalehealth.org
www.nationalehealth.org/nhin203.aspx