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
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.
Zebra Leaves Healthcare Footprint
Andy Tippet, healthcare practice lead, North America for Zebra Technologies, attended HIMSS to deliver Zebra’s message to attendees: Proven Solutions. Positive Outcomes. Tippet explains Zebra’s role in healthcare and the solutions it provides, all with the goal helping its partners driving better outcomes.
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.
Home Health Ready For A Tech Revolution
In this Q&A, Dave Crist, VP of Brother Mobile Solutions outlines the key challenges facing home health agencies today and how the latest mobile technologies can help.
Barco Showcases Interactive Solution
Carole Ireland, director of sales, point of care for Barco, was at HIMSS demonstrating CareConnex, Barco’s interactive, secure solution that delivers a positive patient experience, education, and clinical access.
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.
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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.