The Quest For Evidence At HIMSS14
A clear sense of urgency to gather actionable health data that improves care and cuts costs was on display at this year’s HIMSS conference. Here are a few of my key observations and takeaways from the event.
A look back at the sights and sounds of HIMSS14, from Keynote Speeches to the (really big) show floor By John Oncea, editor
HIMSS Examines mHealth Landscape
HIMSS releases results of Analytics Mobile Survey, focuses on six areas of mHIMSS Roadmap including New Care Models, Technology, ROI/Payment, Legal & Policy, Standards & Interoperability and Privacy & Security. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Adventurer Weihenmayer To Discuss ‘Turning Adversity Into Opportunity’ At HIMMS14
Despite losing his vision at 13, Weihenmayer become accomplished mountain climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker; will discuss how to make the impossible possible. By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer
HIMSS14 Challenges Attendees To Manage Personal Health
HIMSS adds event for attendees to compete for prizes while managing personal wellness through use of activity tracker By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer
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VIDEOS FROM HIMSS14
Augusta Health Sees Results With Imprivata
Imprivata invited Bruce Hall, CIO of Augusta Health Care, to speak about desktop virtualization and the importance it plays in running an efficient practice. Hall explains the problem Augusta was facing, how Imprivata helped provide a solution, and the results the collaboration yielded.
7signal Discusses Reliable Wi-Fi
Jeff Reedy, CEO, uses this opportunity to explain how 7signal is making Wi-Fi reliable in enterprises such as hospitals. Specifically, Reedy touches on 7signal's solution, a system that looks at the network from an application and user perspective using a system of strategically-placed sensors.
Sandlot Helps Organizations Share Risk
Joseph Casper, CEO, Sandlot Solutions, discussed the software solutions Sandlot is offering to help providers solve the tricky problem of population health management. Casper notes the role big data is playing and how Sandlot is using that to provide patients with better care.
Home Health Ready For A Tech Revolution
In this Q&A, Dave Crist, VP of Brother Mobile Solutions outlines the key challenges facing home health agencies today and how the latest mobile technologies can help.
Imprivata Adds Clinical Collaboration To Arsenal
Imprivata SVP, customer experience Carina Edwards talked about what is being done by Imprivata to secure communications between clinicians.
Digital Signage Keeps Doctors Within Close Reach
Digital signage was hard to find at the HIMSS14 conference and exhibition. Though “digital” was the talk of the town, mobile (or mHealth) took center stage, leaving digital signage neglected even in presentations about personalized and participatory health experiences across digital channels. When asked about the medium, several HIT veterans would nod slowly and confirm it is a great solution for wayfinding, relieved they could understand the term and its uses. Stephanie Gutnik, BroadSign International, LLC
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CHIME And Next Wave CONNECT Form Partnership That Will Transform Collaborative Problem Solving In The Healthcare Industry
Next Wave CONNECT, provider of the first healthcare industry-specific enterprise social networking solution, recently announced that the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has formalized plans to partner with Next Wave CONNECT, giving CHIME members and CHIME Foundation representatives a new way to collaborate with their peers from across the industry.