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.
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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.
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 Corporation (“Spectralink”), a global leader in wireless solutions for the workplace, announced today its new AIMS Partner Program (Application Integration & Management Solvers).
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, 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.
Joseph Casper, CEO, Sandlot Solutions, discussed the software solutions Sandlot is offering to help providers solve the tricky problem of population health management. Casper notes the role big data is playing and how Sandlot is using that to provide patients with better care.
In this podcast, Jonathan Nasser, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Crystal Run Healthcare details his organizations 10-year partnership with NextGen. Nasser also details how Crystal Run (a large multi-specialty practice with more than 250 physicians over 15 locations) shares patient data and leverages the EHR to manage chronic needs patients, identify high-risk patients, and generally do a better job managing these critical parts of your patient population.
Rather than seeing the industry’s transition to ICD-10 as a burden, providers may be missing an opportunity to “accentuate the positive” and use the transition to improve their organization’s performance under the new coding system.
Traditional approaches to handling file growth have proven costly, hard to manage and difficult to scale. File servers offer the easies way to add file capacity but they have rigid scalability limitations, they create silos of hard-to-access data and they require time-consuming, manual upgrades.
Amcom Software's VP, product strategy, Brian Edds spoke about what Amcom - a provide of healthcare communication solutions - is hoping to achieve by attending HIMSS. Edds also highlights Amcom's line of solutions and how they can help providers same time and money.
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.