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 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.
Quest Provides Data, Connectivity
Quest Diagnostics’ Thomas Wagner, VP, healthcare technology solutions, explained the role Quest plays in healthcare as the industry leader in laboratory diagnostic information. Wagner further details how Quest provides connectivity to patients, physicians, and hospital systems.
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.
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.
Lumeris Enables PHM, Simplifies Data
Deborah Robin, MD, MHCM, medical director at Lumeris, spoke about the role Lumeris is playing to help enable PHM while simplifying data. Robin also discusses the “journey” to value-based care and how Lumeris is helping providers better manage it.
Greenway Helps Improve Outcomes
Greenway brought Brock Morris, CIO and Josephine Young, COO, of Pediatric Associates to HIMSS to speak to the solutions Greenway offered their practice. Morris and Young note that Greenway’s solutions have helped Pediatric Associates meet their goal of improved patient outcomes.
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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.