Periscope and Healthcare – Healthcare Scene “Minute”

Last week I posted a question on EMR and HIPAA: Do You Periscope? I’m sure that many readers had no idea what periscope even is even though there are more than 10 million Periscope accounts created to date. After writing the post, the discussion about Periscope was hopping on Twitter and so I decided that it would be fun to try something new. I call it the Healthcare Scene “Minute”.

What’s the Healthcare Scene “Minute”? Well, I basically hop on Periscope and spend ~1 minute talking about a topic related to healthcare IT. Since doing the Periscope 21 hours ago, I’ve had 24 replay viewers and I had 38 live viewers. Not a bad start. You can view the video on periscope for the next few hours here.

What I realized when I started the Periscope is that many people would love to talk about something more than just the topic I planned to talk about for a minute or 2 (or 3 in the case below). So, for now the Healthcare Scene “Minute” periscopes I do will start with 30 seconds to a minute intro where people get a chance to join live. Then, I’ll talk for a minute on a specific topic. After I finish a quick look into a specific topic, I’ll stay on and answer questions from those who attend for as long as I have time.

In case you missed the live Periscope linked above, here’s a look at the chopped out Healthcare Scene “Minute” video where I talk about Periscope (seemed like an appropriate topic for my first Periscope):

In the Q&A that followed, someone asked an important question, How Can Periscope Be Used in Healthcare? Turns out in my Healthcare Scene minute (which wasn’t much time even at 3 minutes) I mostly talked about Periscope and how it fit in social media and video streaming and not how it applied to Healthcare. So, here’s my in the moment response to how Periscope can be used in healthcare:

I asked on Twitter if I should be consistent in my Periscopes. I decided that I’d be consistently inconsistent. Although, I’m already planning to do the next Healthcare Scene “Minute” today where I’m going to talk about the cost of Epic (Update: Here’s a link to the Periscope stream I did today. I forgot to hit the save button and so it will be gone after 24 hours. Lesson learned!). Hopefully I’ll see you on Periscope.

About the author

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.