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
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.
OpenText Helps Manage Unstructured Data
Greg Horton, director of product marketing for OpenText, spoke at HIMSS about how OpenText manages unstructured data, as well as its information exchange solutions. Horton also touched on the role OpenText plays in simplifying the EHR.
HIMSS14: Business And Technology Innovation Get Closer
If one took the prevalence of analytics at HIMSS at face value, sophisticated implementation of population health management is already a done deal. This is obviously not the case. However, this year, it was relatively easy to see real progress and momentum in the alignment of IT to innovative care and business processes. By Charlotte Davies, Lead Analyst, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Ovum
Kodak Alaris Launches Solutions
Jody Miller, director, healthcare solutions, Kodak Alaris was at HIMSS to explain new products offered by Kodak Alaris, as well as review existing offerings. Miller addresses the gaps and challenges in healthcare and how Kodak Alaris is helping close those gaps.
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.
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.