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
Voalte Demos Full, Closed-Looped Solution
Ashley Suchoval, area sales manager, was at HIMSS demonstrating Voalte’s smart phone alternatives for care giver communications. Suchoval explained the solutions’ alarms, alerts, and secure messaging, as well as how they bring full, closed-loop communication to healthcare.
Hyland, WESTMED Advance Care
Hyland invited Dr. Simeon Schwartz, CEO, WESTMED Practice Partners, to discuss WESTMED’s checklist solution which is utilized to measure quality, which is critical to advance the care provided to patients in the community. Schwartz explains the process and the role Hyland played in making it viable.
Carilion Clinic Further Improves Daily Workflow And Decreases A/R Days
Carilion Clinic discovered that SSI’s ClickON Technology solutions integrate well with Epic.
GE Healthcare's Vision
As VP & GM, solution and product management for GE Healthcare, Dr. Michael Dahlweid was at attending HIMSS to speak about connecting productivity with care and how we are in the midst of a shift from a performance-based to value-based payment principle. Dahlweid explains how GE Healthcare is playing a role in that shift and what solutions it has to offer.
Panasonic Debuts HIPAA-Compliant Monitoring Solution
Panasonic was at HIMSS demonstrating its most current technologies. Chris Lennon, healthcare area sales manager, demonstrated a HIPAA-compliant camera that can be placed in a patient room.
7signal And Its Wireless Quality Of Service Solution - 7signal Sapphire
7signal Sapphire is the only WLAN performance assurance and optimization solution that allows network managers to optimize Wi-FI networks using meaningful metrics with quality of service from the end-user point of view. This "horizontal" approach differs essentially from traditional "vertical" network management approaches that combine data from network elements.
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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.