Takeaways from New England HIMSS: The Human Side of Healthcare Technology

New England HIMSSWe often talk about healthcare technology in terms of benefits such as time savings or cost savings. But what about the human benefits? For providers that means a better quality of life. The same is true of patients – although that better quality of life often means better treatment of disease and a higher life expectancy.

This intersection of technology and humanity took center stage at the New England HIMSS Spring Conference, held on May 16th at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Here are some highlights and takeaways from the event. (more…)

HIMSS19 Closing Thoughts: An International Perspective

Last week I joined my colleagues in Orlando, Florida at HIMSS19. HIMSS19 is the largest healthcare information and technology event in the world, and comparing this event to anything back home in the Netherlands is almost impossible. The only thing that comes close in size to the Orange County Convention Center is the entire “Jaarbeurs,” a convention center of 100,000 square meters in Utrecht.

What did I think of my first visit to HIMSS? Here’s a look.

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Countdown to HIMSS19: Making the Mission Impossible … Possible

mission impossible, himss19The holidays have wound down, the kids are getting sick of their new toys, the cold has set in here in New England, and that means only one thing: HIMSS19 is just around the corner!

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HIMSS19 will be held Feb. 11-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. As in previous years, Dimensional Insight will have a strong presence at the conference and we will be demonstrating our technology on the show floor. What else are we looking forward to at HIMSS19? Here’s a look. (more…)

National Health IT Week: How Analytics Contributes to Healthier Communities

national healthNational Health IT Week is a nationwide awareness week sponsored by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy. It is “focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology.”

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The five-day celebration from Oct. 8-12 acknowledges the successful and lasting effects that technology has had on the U.S. healthcare system, as well as continuing the promise to seek out innovative solutions. Let’s examine the role that analytics plays in National Health IT Week. (more…)

A First Look at HIMSS18

HIMSS18 is off to a busy start, with more than 43,000 healthcare professionals from around the world in Las Vegas. Monday featured the CHIME CIO Forum and the opening keynote by Eric Schmidt, technical advisor and former executive chairman of Alphabet. On Tuesday, the show floor opens.

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Here are some initial first impressions of the themes and discussions happening at HIMSS18. (more…)

What to Watch for at HIMSS18

himss 18 logoHIMSS18, the world’s largest healthcare IT conference, will be held March 5-9 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Once again, Dimensional Insight will be exhibiting at the show.

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This year’s agenda includes more than 300 educational sessions and special programs for an expected crowd of 45,000. Are you busy planning your agenda for the show? Here are a few things to keep on your radar. (more…)

3 Takeaways from the New England HIMSS Spring Conference

I recently attended the New England HIMSS Spring Conference, held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. (home of the Super Bowl LI Champion New England Patriots – yeah!) The event focused on some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare today. That includes the shift to value-based care, the complexity of healthcare, and patient engagement.

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What’s clear is that there is no shortage of work to do in healthcare IT in order to support organizational drivers such as improved outcomes and reduced costs. I walked away from the conference with a number of ideas and insights, and here, winnowed it down to my top 3 takeaways. (more…)