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
Kodak Alaris Fills Gaps In Transitional Care
Jody Miller, director, healthcare solutions, Kodak Alaris was at HIMSS to discuss its relationship with Inofile, and how this relationship is benefitting healthcare by presenting a solution that captures inbound content, structure it in the right format, and send it out through secure, direct messaging.
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.
Secure Business Communications: Protecting Sensitive Data
Information privacy is a constant challenge for organisations. Do you consider your electronic communications to be secure?
Remote Patient Monitoring Simplified By Alere
Alere Connect president/CEO Kent Dicks was at HIMSS discussing how Alere’s focus on remote patient diagnostics, wellness, health analytics, HIE, and remote patient monitoring are impacting healthcare. Dicks also demonstrated Alere HomeLink solution.
Motorola Improves Patient Experience
Motorola senior account manager, healthcare Paul Czerwinski spoke at HIMSS about how Motorola is focusing on improving patient outcomes, patient experiences, and increasing operational efficiency within hospital systems. Czerwinski also demonstrates two of Motorola’s newest solutions.
Comcast Advances Telemedicine
Alex Sewell, executive director, emerging market for Comcast, was at HIMSS to discuss the role Comcast is playing in healthcare, from digitization of records to telehealth. Sewell also speaks to how Comcast can help build an IT infrastructure and the support it can offer healthcare organizations.
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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.