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 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
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
HIMSS adds event for attendees to compete for prizes while managing personal wellness through use of activity tracker By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer
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.
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.
If one took the prevalence of analytics at HIMSS at face value, sophisticated implementation of population health management is already a done deal. This is obviously not the case. However, this year, it was relatively easy to see real progress and momentum in the alignment of IT to innovative care and business processes. By Charlotte Davies, Lead Analyst, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Ovum
As science and technology progresses, one of the biggest challenges is to reduce hospital errors as much as possible.
GE Healthcare’s director of marketing, integrated care, Tim Caver, was at HIMSS discussing the transition in healthcare from volume based to value based. Caver explains how GE Healthcare has reorganized its portfolio to stay ahead of the curve.
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.
Ashley Suchoval, area sales manager, was at HIMSS demonstrating Voalte’s smart phone alternatives for care giver communications. Suchoval explained the solutions’ alarms, alerts, and secure messaging, as well as how they bring full, closed-loop communication to healthcare.