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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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.
Patient Mediated Exchange Demonstrated At HIMSS14
At this year’s HIMSS Annual Conference, the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) will join the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) in the Interoperability Showcase, offering demonstrations of real-world scenarios in which patients use Personal Health Records (PHRs) and Direct messaging to communicate with healthcare providers in a scalable and trustworthy way, empowering them to be in control of their health information.
Spectralink Introduces New Application And Integration Management Solvers (AIMS) Partner Program
Spectralink Corporation (“Spectralink”), a global leader in wireless solutions for the workplace, announced today its new AIMS Partner Program (Application Integration & Management Solvers).
ClinicSpectrum Introduces AutoCollectSpectrum At HIMSS14, Aiding Practices With Deductible Collection Under The ACA
ClinicSpectrum, leaders in hybrid workflow solutions consisting of both an innovative software suite and back-office operations, recently announced the introduction of its latest offering, AutoCollectSpectrum.
Opera Solutions And Actian Join Forces To Improve Healthcare Productivity, Profitability, And Patient Care With Big Data Science
Opera Solutions, LLC, a global leader in Big Data, machine learning, and advanced analytics, has expanded its alliance with Actian Corporation in order to deliver the latest Big Data innovations to healthcare organizations looking to lower costs, improve profitability and maximize patient outcomes.
VIDEOS FROM HIMSS14
Anton/Bauer Releases New Battery System
Anton/Bauer VP of sales Patrick Ney used HIMSS to discuss its new battery system. Anton/Bauer’s solution is set apart due to its innovative shape and ability to be hot swapped and disinfected simply and efficiently.
To Cart, Or Not To Cart?
For more than a decade, hospitals have used mobile computer carts or wall-mounts as "the access point" to the EMR. As technology and the products that support technology in the EMR movement continue to evolve at a rapid pace, the challenge continues to grow for selecting solutions that not only work for today's use, but will make a seamless transition into your organization's future plans.
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.
Kodak Alaris Rebrands
Tim Palmer, CMO, document imaging for Kodak Alaris, explains the re-launching of Kodak Alaris and several of the products it is bringing to healthcare, as well at their applications in the industry.
Mounted Wall System Solutions Revealed By Metro
Erik VanLaningham, VP of Metro Healthcare Solutions, spent part of his time at HIMSS demonstrating Metro’s solutions, including their new fixed, wall-mounted arm that has the ability to support 40 pounds. Metro’s solutions allow nurses to face the patient at all times resulting in better care and outcomes.
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.