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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.

A multi-stakeholder conversation about the burden of prior authorization requirements offered a consensus that something has to change with these policies, but the parties could not offer a silver bullet on how the process can improve.

 - 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.

 - AndrewSlavitt

In a HIMSS2017 forum with two former administrators of CMS, the most recent head of the agency, Andy Slavitt, drew both applause and surprised looks from the audience over his pointed criticism of the health IT industry.

 - HIMSS 2017

The 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey found a strong demand for health IT employees and continued growth in IT budgets for both vendors and providers. In some cases, however, providers and vendors aren’t sharing the same priorities.