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
Vocera Re-Launches With New Solutions
Brent Lang, Vocera Communications president and CEO, used HIMSS as an opportunity to explain how Vocera helps simplify hospital communications by directing communication to the right person at the right time. Vocera accomplishes this with its wearable, wireless badge and has added new solutions to its offerings, including offerings that run on smart phones. Lang also demonstrated new alarm management solutions Vocera is now making available to healthcare.
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.
Does Android Dream Of Enterprise Adoption
This white paper from MaaS360 by Fiberlink discusses the effect of the Android operating system on IT staffs as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is quickly growing.
HIPAA! HITECH! HELP! - Mobile Device Management (MDM) In Healthcare
This white paper from MaaS360 by Fiberlink discusses the rapid growth in the number of mobile devices in healthcare facilities, the diversity of the mobile platforms, the different operating systems, and the varying communication methods found on these devices
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.
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.
TWEETS FROM @HIMSSTweets From @HIMSS
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.