Reaction to Sec. Sebelius Morning Keynote

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the general session this morning on the subject of healthcare reform. She shared information about the Flu Pandemic Initiative — a collaboration between Cerner, the HHS and the CDC. For more information, be sure to pick up the CHC Daily.

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Reactions to Neal Patterson’s Keynote

Cerner CEO and Co-Founder Neal Patterson addressed the General Session of CHC this morning. For those in attendance, it was a powerful and emotional presentation as Neal gave insights into his own personal experience with the healthcare system and laid out Cerner’s “next 30 years”.

Here are some of the reactions after the session:

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Mitch Joel to Speak on Sunday

There’s been a slight change in when Mitch Joel will give his keynote address to the Cerner Health Conference. Mitch will now be opening the conference on Sunday night at 5:00 p.m.

Mitch Joel

We’re looking forward to hearing Mitch’s energizing talk about how everyone is connected through Six Pixels of Separation.

After his keynote address, Mitch will be signing books in the Solutions Gallery until about 7:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase (cash only) on site for or you can purchase Six Pixels of Separation on in advance of the conference.

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6 Things to Know About CHC Keynote Mitch Joel

The following is a guest post from Chris Brogan.

I met Mitch Joel at the first ever PodCamp, and was instantly a fan. Mitch radiates a mix of cool and compassion, and he finds the time to talk with anyone serious about the future of marketing and online business relationships. Recently, his book, Six Pixels of Separation, came out and is already rushing up the charts. It should. It’s full of great stuff. I thought I’d share with you six things to know about Mitch Joel, as a way to introduce you to the man behind the book.

  1. Mitch brings passion and solid case studies to his presentations. We usually get one or the other. Mitch does an amazing job of telling people the facts while telling passionate stories in between. He is a master at blending details with memorable stories.
  2. Mitch turns slides into an art form. Watching Mitch present is like watching a well-produced TV special. His use of interesting imagery and interaction with the audience is a talent to be appreciated (and then studied). Watching him perform is a lesson in how the best do what they do.
  3. Mitch gets around. Did you know that Mitch has shared the stage with Bill Clinton, Anthony Robbins and Dr. Phil? We have that last guy in common, as I was on the Dr. Phil show, but I’ve yet to meet a former US President and “Mr. Teeth” himself, Anthony Robbins.
  4. Mitch is passionate about music. He co-launched Distort Entertainment, the only hard music label in Canada to have major label distribution (Universal Music) and whose roster features the platinum-plus, Juno Award and MuchMusic Video Award-winning acts, Alexisonfire and City And Colour.
  5. Mitch keeps a foot in both worlds. His efforts as a professional journalist and digital marketer aren’t the same as his work with podcasting and blogging and connecting at geek dinners. Mitch does both the professional/traditional world, as well as the new media realm. It’s not common yet. As Mitch can speak in both languages, it makes him even more valuable.
  6. Mitch gives you actions to take. I’ve read Six Pixels of Separation twice so far. The book is jammed full of actionable steps you might consider taking. Every few sections, there’s a new list of considerations, or some checklists of value. The book is a blueprint for what you need to know about the next few years.

If you’re not yet thrilled and excited about your chance to see Mitch speak at CHC in October, I’m not sure what else I can say. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, so get ready. Check out Mitch’s Blog, and read a few online reviews of his book. You’ll love it.

Chris Brogan is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling co-author of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust. He writes about social media and how human business works at []

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Keynote Speaker – Mitch Joel

Mitch Joel

When we sought out a speaker for CHC this year, we wanted someone who has the ability to tell an engaging story of how Cerner partners, clients and associates can get connected. We immediately turned to Mitch Joel, President of Twist Image.

From his blog, Six Pixels of Separation:

When Google wanted to explain online marketing to the top brands in the world, they brought Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and called him, “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries.” In 2006 he was named one of the most influential authorities on Blog Marketing in the world. Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image – an award-winning Digital Marketing and Communications agency. He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert and community leader. He is also a Blogger, Podcaster, passionate entrepreneur and speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his marketing insights on digital marketing and personal branding. In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly-prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 (recognizing individuals who have achieved a significant amount of success but have not yet reached the age of 40).

We at Cerner are extremely excited to have Mitch share the message of his recently released book, Six Pixels of SeparationEveryone is connected. Connect your business to everyone. We are looking forward to hearing his ideas during his opening keynote message Sunday, October 4. CHC Attendees will hear first-hand how to easily apply his methods in their own organizations.

Collaboration between Cerner users is already occurring in uCern. Be sure to sign up and be a part of the conversation!

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