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
Philips Faces Challenges On Care Floor
John Powers, senior field marketing manager for Philips Healthcare, discussed how Philips is facing the challenges on the general care floor with early warning scoring.
GE Healthcare Turns Insight Into Outcomes
Jan De Witte, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, spoke at HIMSS about the statement GE is making in the industry and how they are helping make to move from digitization to turning data into insight and, ultimately, outcomes.
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.
Tablet-Based Mobile Carts Drive EHR Engagement
As health systems and eligible healthcare professionals transition from Stage 1 to Stage 2 Meaningful Use to meet the 2014 reporting deadline, they are often faced with having to find innovative solutions to satisfy the new objectives and reporting requirements. Some of the core objectives of Stage 2 specifically address engaging patients with their medical records.
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.
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.