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HIMSS 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017

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 - Bran L

Brent Lang, CEO of Vocera at HIMSS17 saw the discussions focused on security, interoperability, and resiliency. Now and into the future, mobile technology will be the key enabler to improving the patient experience.

 - Don W

Don Woodlock, GM of Enterprise Imaging at GE Healthcare IT discusses at HIMSS17 the importance of creating a more holistic view of the patient for the provider. The best way to accomplish this task is to integrate all specialties, images, test results into one EMR, allowing a complete view of patient information.

 - Paul M

Paul Markham, VP, Global Marketing with Vital said the word that made the most powerful impact at HIMSS17 was “mobile.” As interoperability continues to improve within hospitals and other ACO’s, access to timely information will be key in providing the highest quality of care to the patient. 

 - Paul G

At HIMSS17, attendees were focused on improving the quality of care while lowering costs. Paul Grabscheid, VP of Strategic Planning of InterSystems, explains the important role interoperability plays in finding new methods to help health systems work better with one another.

 - Todd R
Todd Rothenhaus, MD, the CMO and SVP at athenahealth discusses at HIMSS17 the importance of independent entities working together. Care coordination and collaboration tools play a big part.
 - Neil Simon

At HIMSS17, Neil Simon, COO of Aprima discusses the value of interoperability and the exchange of information. The right system allows providers to take better care of their patients, get properly reimbursed, and report easily to various agencies.

 - Dave B

Dave Bennett, EVP, Product & Strategy at Orion Health shares his thoughts on moving interoperability forward at HIMSS17. Integration must be operationalized and real-time data should be curated to move health care towards becoming a data-driven industry.

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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.

 - Nathan Treloar

In an exclusive interview with Clinical Innovation & Technology at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando, Nathan Treloar, president and COO of Orbita, a firm focused on connected home healthcare solutions, explains how digital voice assistants have advanced and what’s to come in the future.

Keeping patient engaged in their care becomes difficult as soon as they leave the physician’s office. As a way to keep physicians close, in the pocket of patients to be exact, mobile care management systems keep physicians close and informed while also keeping patients on track to healthy living. Join Susan Beaton, RN, BSN, CPN, CPC, and Jacop Sattelmair, DSc, MSc, at HIMSS 2017 as they review how mobile technology is bringing patients into the fold of their own care.