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…)

3 Takeaways from HIMSS17

We are back from a successful HIMSS17 show in Orlando. During the conference, I spent much of my time on the show floor, talking to leaders of various healthcare organizations. In addition, I attended many of the educational sessions that HIMSS offered at the event.

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In both the exhibition hall and the sessions, the themes that came through most clearly were excitement, optimism, and a certain sense of relief. Let’s take a look at how these themes came through in the various topics that generated the most buzz and the takeaways from HIMSS17. (more…)

First Impressions of HIMSS17

himss17HIMSS17 is underway, with more than 40,000 healthcare professionals converging on Orlando, Florida. With Day 1 of the conference now in the books, I wanted to share my first impressions of the show.

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Of course, Dimensional Insight is also exhibiting at the show (booth #3335) and we have some exciting new products that we are demoing to attendees. I’ll also share some details on that at the end of this post. (more…)

HIMSS16 Conference Recap Day 4 – Show Wraps Up

HIMSS16 logoYesterday was Day 4 of the HIMSS16 conference – it was the last day that the exhibition floor was open, and with the exception of some last education sessions and keynotes today (Dr. Jonah Berger and Peyton Manning), it’s time to call this show a wrap!

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I was able to attend a couple more education sessions yesterday on some interesting topics – data governance and healthcare innovation. Here are a few highlights from each… (more…)

HIMSS16 Conference Recap Day 3 – Getting into the Groove

HIMSS16 logoYesterday marked Day 3 of the HIMSS16 Conference in Las Vegas. It was a day when most of us got into the groove of the show and really settled in to get down to business, whether that be attending one of the many educational sessions, or visiting vendor booths, or providing demos at our booth.

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In between meetings that I had scheduled at the show, I was able to attend some educational sessions that addressed some really interesting areas – and you may even see a couple of future blog posts on some of these topics since they really got me thinking about “what’s next” in health IT! Today, I’ll focus on one session I attended that talked about the CIO and the CMIO. (more…)