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
Time Warner Reinforces Healthcare Focus
Time Warner Cable director of healthcare vertical markets, Jim Nelson, spoke of TWC’s growing role in healthcare and its focus on providing quality service. Nelson also reviewed TWC’s Set Back Box, a solution that replaces cathode ray tube technology that often results in unsanitary conditions due to the difficulty in keeping it clean. Nelson closes by discussing the managed services and applications that TCS provides, as well as home health monitoring.
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.
Masimo Expands Health IT Offerings
Paul Jansen, executive VP, marketing & clinical development, Masimo spoke at about the role Masimo plays in healthcare and its expanding offerings. Jansen discusses the impact these offerings will have on health IT.
Voalte Helps Providers Leverage Smart Phones
Kenda West, Voalte COO, used HIMSS as an opportunity to explain Voalte’s role as a healthcare communications company that leverages smart phones to advance communication for care givers though voice, alarm, and text calls both inside and outside the hospital. West passes along lessons learned, including the impact of text in a hospital and how to better manage it, as well as the benefits of replacing the “tool belt of devices” with one simple solution.
Metro Healthcare Launches New Solutions
Metro Healthcare Solutions used HIMSS to announce the launch of several of its products, and VP Erik VanLaningham took the opportunity to talk specifically about Metro’s latest mobile computing cart.
Making Sure That Medical Data Is Always Available
Nonprofit healthcare organization deploys backup solutions for faster IT recovery time and stronger protection of medical data to better serve its patients.
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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.