Interview with Michael Gaspar, Social Media Leader for HIMSS
In “Building a Storyline, Millennials + Health + Tech”, Jon Mertz interviews Michael Gaspar, HIMSS program manager for social media. On March 2nd, HIMSS will host “Millennials on a Mission”, an event for Millennial health IT professionals, co-chaired with Jon Mertz of Corepoint Health. The hashtag for the event is #GenY4HIT.
At this year’s HIMSS conference, they are bringing Millennials together at a reception with the goal to connect the future leaders of healthcare. “Future leaders” may be a misleading as many Millennials are leading in healthcare already. Michael certainly is. I am proud to be a co-chair of this event, along with Jenny Sabol.
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In this excerpt, Jon asks Michael: What advice do you offer Millennials as it relates to health and technology?”
Michael: Bring meaning to innovation. Monitoring social media dialogue for a living gives you an interesting perspective on change. Everyone wants to be an innovator the same way everyone wants to be healthy. But, the word innovation has lost its meaning. It’s a methodology, a practice, a philosophy, a behavior, a collaboration, a lifestyle. I believe that if your goal is to innovate you’re already failing. Innovation is a by-product of finding yourself and aligning it with something that matters. Find your passion, master it, and keep that passion fresh. Innovation will happen on its own.
Read Jon’s full interview with Michael here.
HIMSS16 Sneak Peek at #HITsm Chat February 19th
Michael Gasper will also be our guest host for #HITsm on Friday, February 19th, at 11 am CT, as we get a sneak peek at the issues and trends that will dominate #HIMSS16.
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