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 Helps Providers Leverage Smart Phones
Kenda West, Voalte COO, used HIMSS as an opportunity to explain Voalte’s role as a healthcare communications company that leverages smart phones to advance communication for care givers though voice, alarm, and text calls both inside and outside the hospital. West passes along lessons learned, including the impact of text in a hospital and how to better manage it, as well as the benefits of replacing the “tool belt of devices” with one simple solution.
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
Using Mobile Thermal Printers In Home Healthcare
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter services more than 4,000 patients per year in their homes, extended care, and inpatient hospice facilities. As a vital part of a large geographic community, Midwest CareCenter has delivered palliative and hospice care to the patient for more than three decades.
Brother Mobile At HIMSS14
Health IT Outcomes was at HIMSS14 in Orlando, speaking with some of healthcare's leading businesses and organizations.
Cleveland Clinic, Dell Partner To Provide Solutions
Cleveland Clinic associate CIO Mitchel Krieger, MD, FACS, MMCi, was attending HIMSS on behalf of Dell to discuss MyPractice Healthcare Solutions, a collaboration that speaks to the Cleveland Clinic’s core mission. Krieger details the EHR system MyPractice Healthcare Solutions uses, as well as the impact it has had on healthcare.
Making Sure That Medical Data Is Always Available
Nonprofit healthcare organization deploys backup solutions for faster IT recovery time and stronger protection of medical data to better serve its patients.
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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.