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.
Mining, Analyzing Data With GE Healthcare
Caradigm director of development, Sumeet Shrivastava, discussed Caradigm’s partnership with GE Healthcare and the importance of data control, analytics, and population health management. Shrivastava also demonstrates Caradigm’s health population management solution.
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.
Accelerate EMR Application Development Using Imaging Tools
This white paper from Accusoft takes a look at the value of adding third-party tools for handling images to your current EMR system. Third-party tools allow you to add advanced features while speeding up development, thus reducing costs and getting your product to market sooner.
A Painless Device Selection Process
When Adventist Health wanted a mobility solution to keep their workforce connected and productive while on the go, they turned to the experts at PC Connection, Inc. for help selecting and deploying a new mobile platform. The device they selected delivers the features and functionality Adventist Health’s caregivers need to provide the highest level of patient care—wherever their day takes them.
Digital Signage Keeps Doctors Within Close Reach
Digital signage was hard to find at the HIMSS14 conference and exhibition. Though “digital” was the talk of the town, mobile (or mHealth) took center stage, leaving digital signage neglected even in presentations about personalized and participatory health experiences across digital channels. When asked about the medium, several HIT veterans would nod slowly and confirm it is a great solution for wayfinding, relieved they could understand the term and its uses. Stephanie Gutnik, BroadSign International, LLC
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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.