J. Patrick Bewley, CEO of Big Cloud Analytics, and Moulay Elalamy, VP of information technology at Benchmark Senior Living, presented a study at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando on the effects of wearable technology on seniors living in a community center.

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become an integral part of the healthcare system, but how do clinicians view this technology?  In a study conducted by Nuance, researchers analyze multiple factors in how clinicians view and use EHRs in everyday care.

The social determinants of health (SDOH) are conditions such as geographic location, genetics, diet and education that can impact the health of population groups. In a session at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA, discussed how technological advancements can engage consumers and providers to address these SDOH that can improve or diminish health risks.

Games and interactive experiences in the healthcare field are specialties of Denise Silber, a digital health and social media consulting expert, who discussed these technologies at HIMSS 2017.

In healthcare, social media is a much more serious affair than a few tweets and Instagram posts. The governance of such activity in healthcare is crucial in the protection of patient data and compliance with HIPAA. Nelly Jacobo, director of digital strategy at Cedars-Sinai, and Melody Smith Jones, manager of Connected Health at Perficient, discussed the four pillars of social media governance at HIMSS 2017.