What’s motivating Wayne Pan, M.D., to attend HIMSS11 in Orlando this month? “I am interested in learning best practices on how to enhance end user buy-in and accelerate adoption of a new clinical information system in various practice situations,” he says. “I want the real story, the good, the bad and the ugly. It just isn’t enough to have the best technology; you need to have the right mix of people, talent and vision.”

Pan, chief medical officer at Pacific Partners Management Services and the Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa Clara County in California, will start his quest at the Physician IT Symposium, one of many pre-conference events on Feb. 19-20. He’s also a speaker during HIMSS11 with a presentation on Feb. 23 during the session titled, “The New American Team Sport: Provider-Payer Integration.”

“My favorite thing about HIMSS is the opportunity to network with a variety of professionals from all aspects of health care, all of whom are trying to solve similar issues, and learn from their experiences,” he says. But there’s a downside, as well. “It’s so BIG! I have to remember to pace myself and focus on just a few topics.”

--Joseph Goedert


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