Digital Pharma East and Digital Pharma West

I meant to post about this a few weeks ago, but I was intrigued by a conference called Digital Pharma East in Philadelphia. I first noticed it, because Aaron Blackledge from Care Practice was one of the people listed to speak at it. Turns out they already have the next Digital Pharma West and Digital Pharma East on the schedule for 2012.

I’ve been traveling far too much to conferences, but at MGMA this past week I heard someone mention how much they learned from their experience attending Digital Pharma West. It’s like a whole other world out there.

The other thing that interested me about these Digital Pharma conferences is that a few of my advertisers are sponsors of the event. There’s little doubt from my experience that Pharma is trying to find its way into EMR & EHR software and other healthcare IT platforms. Although, I don’t think Pharma really knows how to do it right. I’m sure they’ll get there though. They have too much money not to make it happen.

I’ll be keeping an eye on it. I might have to get Aaron Blackledge to do a write up of his experience at the event.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.