Friday, April 19, 2013

Free Event: Fiber for Breakfast :: Fueling Healthcare - See how Lafayette, LA is using innovative fiber-powered technologies to deliver new experiences in patient care.

Screen Capture - The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center's Home Page

One of the reasons Sam and I were excited to move back to Lafayette from Austin, TX was the innovative things the community was doing around Fiber To The Home.

That's why I'm delighted to share this wonderful free event with you that is being held at the LITE Center in Lafayette, LA : Fiber for Breakfast: Fueling Healthcare.

During the event, there will be brief presentations from representatives from
  • Lafayette General Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
  • Acadian Companies
  • Schumacher Group
I can assure you this is not an event you are going to want to miss....Plus if you're one of the first 25 there, you get a free lunch.

We're fortunate that the event's coordinators (it's a part of INNOV8 Lafayette 2013) have gathered together a group of incredibly experienced professionals from some of the most innovative firms in the world in health care and information technology.

And, since so many of them happen to be located in Lafayette, LA, home of one of the first community owned gigabit fiber-optic networks, you can catch 4 of the leaders

And for those who are naturally curious, yes we had it before Google rolled it to Kansas City.

With cheap and accessible access to giga-bit, and in some cases multi-gigabit fiber optic connections between businesses, health care providers, schools, and hospitals in the area, it's no wonder so many of them are pushing the boundaries of what it means to innovate in health care delivery and information technology.

From the EventBrite Registration & Details Page:
On April 24, 2013, as part of INNOV8 Lafayette, LUS Fiber will hold Fiber for Breakfast: Fueling Healthcare, an exciting event that will showcase ways our healthcare community is currently utilizing technology to provide new experiences in patient care.
....Participants will learn about successful telemedicine clinics allowing patients to receive care from a doctor located miles away. They will learn about the successful collaboration between physicians in remote locations to provide the fastest and best care to a patient, and more.
Join us by registering to attend the event at the LITE Center (Louisiana Immersive Technology Enterprise) - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CDT).537 Cajundome Blvd. Lafayette, LA , 70506.

I'll be covering this event and many others being held for this year's INNOV8 2013 Lafayette Conference, so check back regularly.

As a side note, I've had the good fortune of being granted the opportunity to work with Dr. Kam Ng, CEO of the LITE Center, as part of the705's Young Leader's Mentorship Program.

I have already had an initial meeting with him, which was a real delight.  He's genuinely excited to be a part of the program and you know it because he infects you with it within 5 minutes of saying hello.

There's going to be a real-time demo of some of these technologies and you're not going to want to miss seeing this in person!

You can also find a complete breakdown of all the INNOV8 Lafayette 2013 Events in their downloadable PDF.