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
Does Android Dream Of Enterprise Adoption
This white paper from MaaS360 by Fiberlink discusses the effect of the Android operating system on IT staffs as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is quickly growing.
Anton/Bauer Releases New Battery System
Anton/Bauer VP of sales Patrick Ney used HIMSS to discuss its new battery system. Anton/Bauer’s solution is set apart due to its innovative shape and ability to be hot swapped and disinfected simply and efficiently.
Beyond File Servers And Traditional NAS
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.
Vocera Re-Launches With New Solutions
Brent Lang, Vocera Communications president and CEO, used HIMSS as an opportunity to explain how Vocera helps simplify hospital communications by directing communication to the right person at the right time. Vocera accomplishes this with its wearable, wireless badge and has added new solutions to its offerings, including offerings that run on smart phones. Lang also demonstrated new alarm management solutions Vocera is now making available to healthcare.
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.
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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.