02/07/2019 in Blog
When you work with healthcare technology, there’s no bigger meeting place to learn, network, and discover the next big thing than the annual HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition. This year’s event takes place February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida and promises a schedule packed full of the hottest topics in healthcare technology today.
Healthgrades will be in attendance this year, ready to discuss our newly combined solutions with our recent acquisition of Influence Health. With our joint knowledge base and experience, we’re excited to see themes emerging from the HIMSS schedule that cover topics and solutions we deal with every day interacting with our clients and developing innovative solutions to challenges in healthcare IT.
There’s a lot of noise and distraction to sift through in the marketplace, but we think these 5 themes hold the key to more successful outcomes and experiences for your organization today and in the future.
Patient Engagement and Consumer Experience
Engaging patients in a meaningful way while keeping up with the expectations of consumers, or potential new patients, in a rapidly evolving marketplace has never been more important. When you put the patient or person first, whether you’re building an omnichannel campaign or attempting to deliver more value to patients and your organization, you’re on the right track to meeting your goals.
Look out for the following sessions:
Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence
If there’s a buzzier buzz word than data, it’s definitely AI. And in healthcare IT, these resources are growing at a pace just faster than our ability to analyze and derive meaningful and actionable insights from them. AI holds a lot of potential for healthcare – in terms of predictive modeling, automating processes, improving care, and more.
These sessions should be a fascinating look at the most innovative uses in healthcare today:
When you have more data sources coming from more technology solutions, the next major hurdle is getting all your tech to work together. Interoperability in healthcare covers more than just new tech solutions, however, but that aspect is a particularly hot topic these days.
Check out these sessions for tips on interoperability, collaboration and the potential for a more connected future.
Security is always going to be a hot topic in healthcare, and the sessions at HIMSS are no different. Many of the sessions look to approach these challenges in different ways and across different sectors. You’ll most likely gain a new respect for the importance of and issues surrounding information security in healthcare no matter which session you attend, and this one on Tuesday is a good place to start:
The importance of building a successful population health strategy and finding the technology to best support your efforts has been on the rise for a while now. New capabilities around data and analytics are helping these tactics grow in sophistication and improving results.
For a look into how tech can help you focus more on population health, check out these sessions:
HIMSS 2019 clearly has a lot to offer, but we hope you’ll find time between sessions and discussions about these topics and more to drop by our booth to talk about what you’re learning and the challenges you’re facing today.
Come find us in Booth 4351 at the Orange County Convention Center, and enter to win a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II. We want to understand who you’re listening to when it comes to solving technology challenges and help you drown out the noise to focus on the best solution for your organization.