HIMSS18

Don't miss education sessions at HIMSS18

There are hundreds of education sessions for everyone from CEOs and CIOs to IT pros, nurses, doctors and payers. We've talked to the experts and there's a lot of educational opportunities. Here are some highlights of case studies and many industry leaders you'll meet in Vegas this year.

Don't Miss Sessions at HIMSS18

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Guide: EHR sessions at HIMSS18

by Jack McCarthy

From artificial intelligence to simulation training, there are many sessions about making the most of your EHR.

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Guide: Patient experience sessions at HIMSS18

by Jack McCarthy

From the rise of Chief Experience Officers and cool new tools to scalable programs, there are a lot of sessions about enhancing the patient experience.

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Guide: Telehealth sessions at HIMSS18

by Jack McCarthy

Telemedicine and telehealth implementation strategies, case studies, regulatory issues and more will be covered.

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Guide: Blockchain at HIMSS18

by Jack McCarthy

Our look at the events to expect around one of the most exciting technological developments right now.

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Guide: Cloud computing sessions at HIMSS18

by Jack McCarthy

A look at the highlights of what will be among the hottest topics at this year’s health IT conference in Las Vegas. 
 

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Guide: Revenue cycle education at HIMSS18

by Jack McCarthy

The revenue cycle is changing with AI and hospitals look to emulate financial services, tech-wise.

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Guide: Population health events and sessions at HIMSS18

by Jack McCarthy

A collection of population health management highlights on this year's health IT conference agenda.

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See what CMS has planned at HIMSS18

by Bernie Monegain

Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will lead discussions, answer questions, clarify program requirements and more.

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Interoperability - it's a new Olympic sport

by Mike Miliard

The Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative hopes to offer a seamless data exchange among 200 countries.

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Just 4 years after first EHR go-live, rural hospital aims for HIMSS Stage 7

by Mike Miliard

At HIMSS18, Pagosa Springs Medical Center CMIO Michelle Flemmings will explain how the Colorado critical access hospital has made the most of its clinical data.

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Blueprint for fall prevention can also be applied to heart attacks and other patient conditions

by Beth Jones Sanborn

A new approach to preventing falls with telehealth and predictive analytics technologies has implication for other applications of population health data.

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma to speak at HIMSS18

by Bernie Monegain

The federal official and long-time industry consultant will be speaking at Views from the Top session on March 6.

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VA Secretary David Shulkin to keynote HIMSS18

by Bill Siwicki

Agency leader will discuss delivering coordinated care in the 21st century and will be joined by Vice Admiral Raquel Bono.

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HIMSS18 innovation symposium to feature Aneesh Chopra, Jacob Reider, Rasu Shrestha

by Bernie Monegain

Thought-leading innovators from startups and major academic medical centers will convene on March 5.

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HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium to focus on predictive analytics, cybersecurity

by Jeff Lagasse

Speakers at the daylong preconference event will address the roles nurses play in public health, and documentation challenges.

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HIMSS18 Precision Medicine Symposium to tackle clinical and business intelligence

by Bill Siwicki

Experts will address a range of topics from current challenges to the future vision of precision medicine.

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Anthem VP: Billing is broken

by Beth Jones Sanborn

Billing process causes so much confusion that patients say they aren’t 100 percent sure what they owe until the collections agencies call. Providers and payers must band together on smarter benefit design.

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Northwell VP: Patients are demanding telehealth today

by Dave Muoio

To accommodate the public’s demand, the health system is working to incorporate telehealth into everything it does, Vice President Iris Berman says.

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Why telemedicine is so much more than video

by Jonah Comstock

KP Colorado has managed to resolve nearly two-thirds of patient issues via chat.

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Why hospitals need a business plan for AI

by Bill Siwicki

Don’t get lost in the complexity of large-scale use cases.

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Kaleida Health integrates IoT wayfinding app with EHR to bolster patient experience

by Jessica Davis

Navigating the massive Western New York campus was a burden to patients, but its CIO tailored a mapping system to improve their experience.

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Digital command center for EHR implementation gains efficiencies and saves $100,000

by Bill Siwicki

A digital command center can add value and efficiency to an organization’s go-live operations, says a Thomas Jefferson University executive.

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The future of harvesting patient generated health data

by Laura Lovett

The trickiest part is getting people to keep using the devices, even six months is a challenge.

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Bringing the EHR into the practice of precision medicine and genomics

by Bill Siwicki

A nurse leader at the National Institutes of Health discusses the progress the organization is making with incorporating genomics information into an EHR.

 

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NIH, UVA work with Epic, Carestream to make multimedia radiology reports

by Susan Morse

The organizations use voice recognition and artificial intelligence to build interactive reports that include more elements than simply what a clinician adds, such as images, charts and graphs.

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Learn how one hospital created an efficient antimicrobial stewardship program

by Bill Siwicki

Methodist Hospital of Southern California moved from a time-consuming, paper-based system to now completing mandated antibiotic rules on all patients in less than four hours.

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Purchasing physician time to assist in EHR decisions improves satisfaction

by Bernie Monegain

HIMSS18 presenters explain how MU Health Care instituted a multi-pronged approach to boost physician satisfaction by 10% and offer feedback valuable to planning.

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How a nonprofit and HIE work together to tackle advance care planning

by Jeff Lagasse

Making Choices Michigan offers free advance directive services that Great Lakes Health Connect enables clinicians to access, and Community Manager Carol Robinson said doing so helps the organizations pursue the Triple Aim.

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One patient's struggle to improve data sharing among specialty doctors

by Laura Lovett

Amanda Greene will address conference-goers at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas on what it’s like to manage chronic illness and making sure your doctors have the right information.

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How nursing homes can harness clinical decision support systems

by Bill Siwicki

Hospitals and health systems should ensure their systems are well-connected to nursing homes, says a prominent medical academic.

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Hilo Medical Center: Stage 7 showed us the EHR's full potential

by Bill Siwicki

Hospital exec says help from everyone within an organization is needed to hit that milestone.

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CIOs top 3 strategic priorities for 2018, a year of federal policy uncertainty

by Bill Siwicki

CIOs need to eliminate unwarranted care variations, deploy telemedicine and encourage adoption of consumer-centric technologies, The Advisory Board says.

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Chatbot campaign for flu shots bolsters patient response rate by 30%

by Laura Lovett

Brett Swenson, MD, deployed a chatbot to improve engagement from EHRs to triage and found real success in reaching patients with information about flu shots.

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Agile vs. Waterfall development: When hybrid is the smartest approach

by Bill Siwicki

Agile project management and waterfall can coexist and project managers can find value in learning to manage both.

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Parkland Center sets AI to work on predicting risk

by Bill Siwicki

The automated model to predict risk of unplanned ICU transfers and cardiopulmonary arrests outperforms non-automated models, leading to improved care and patient safety.

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Allina taps analytics to save $45 million over 5 years

by Susan Morse

By examining data on care variation and outcomes, the health system was able to reduce the length of stay for cardiovascular care, saving money.

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Solving physician burnout: Interdependent care teams beyond hospital setting could be answer

by Bernie Monegain

Thomas Jefferson chief Stephen Klasko and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush believe a healthcare system overhaul is not only necessary, but possible and will present their ideas at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

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Physician suicide: A survivor’s story of empowerment

by Beth Jones Sanborn

HIMSS18 presenter and Health IT consultant Janae Sharp lost her husband to suicide and now believes clinician engagement tools can help doctors in the future.

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Revenue cycle expert: The patient is the new payer

by Beth Jones Sanborn

TransUnion Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle leader Jonathan Wiik will shed light on evolving healthcare payment landscape where patients now represent a third of billing revenue.

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ACO ditches Excel to advance Medicare Shared Savings Program

by Susan Morse

Innovation Care Partners built a dashboard to engage physicians and offer financial incentives to use the tool and the combination has already resulted in lower readmissions.

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Doctors build bundled payments for breast cancer

by Susan Morse

HIMSS18 presenters explain how Hackensack Meridian matches precision payment to precision medicine with an innovative approach to create ‘lanes of care’ that determine efficacy in terms of both cost and outcomes.

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Learn how hospitals can build data points to influence policymakers

by Dave Muoio

A HIMSS government relations expert says hospitals can make an impact on policy and offers suggestions about being heard by lawmakers to improve patient care.

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American Well CEO: Advancing telehealth legislation requires unifying ideas, language

by Jonah Comstock

With all the back and forth in Washington, D.C., lawmakers are not passing some important pieces of legislation concerning Medicare reimbursement for telehealth, Roy Schoenberg says.

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Researchers build model to predict health data breaches

by Jessica Davis

A team from Texas State University is developing a technique to identify flaws and outline the potential for a breach, which it will demonstrate at HIMSS18.

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MITRE crowdsourcing analytics to bolster cybersecurity

by Jessica Davis

Threat detection response is more reactive than proactive but MITRE engineer explains how sharing threats within a trusted environment can bolster security programs.

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Health attorney: Hospitals must focus on 3 things to strengthen cybersecurity

by Jessica Davis

Julia Hesse gets real about the inevitability of a breach and some simple steps for organizations to better prepare.

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Tips to make eCQM reporting smoother when managing multiple EHRs

by Bernie Monegain

Hospitals can improve the overall process by getting the right people involved, institutions flexibility of data capture, and create a feedback loop.

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Anthropologist, CIO team up to tackle medication adherence in Italy

by Bernie Monegain

A mobile app for elderly patients in Italy helps better manage prescriptions drugs with an evolving user-experience design.

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Longitudinal patient-centered care plans gaining momentum, expert says

by Bernie Monegain

But building the new model of care plans is a difficult task, Mass General geriatrician Terry O’Malley says.

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UVA taps agile framework to improve patient experience

by Jeff Lagasse

Chris Mitchell, a business intelligence developer at the University of Virginia Medical Center, will explore the topic in-depth during the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas in March.

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Why integrating EHR data into alerting system can reduce fatigue

by Bernie Monegain

A consolidated architecture that combines patient EHR data with medication information could enable more informative and actionable medication alert systems, Charlie Hart says.

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Reshaping access to data is required for patients to be truly engaged

by Mike Miliard
The increase in patient engagement efforts in recent years has caused some basic rethinking of long-
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Secure communications enhance clinical care

by Susan Morse

The Hospital for Special Surgery began working last year to centralize the call center management and to move messages from pagers to a secure cell phone.

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Meet the CXO: Improving care experience, patient engagement

by Jessica Davis

University of Chicago Medicine Chief Experience and Innovation Officer dives into her role and how it can be used to improve patient experiences, engage employees and fuel patient engagement.

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What does a successful AI and analytics program look like?

by Mike Miliard

Thinking strategically about people and process that include adaptive workflows with strong informatics leadership are key to success.

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Taking aim at building a better person-centered HIE at HIMSS18

by Mike Miliard

HIMSS and SHIEC offer a day-long symposium that finds consumerism influencing interoperability these days, like so much else in healthcare.

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How do you manage documentation when inpatient, outpatient EHRs are different?

by Jonah Comstock

Shawnee Mission Medical Center has different EHRs in separate care settings and that means informaticists have to accommodate varying workflows so they created a flexible system to manage it.

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HIMSS18 symposium: Finding success in value-based care

by Beth Jones Sanborn

The daylong HIMSS18 pre-conference symposium will address the unprecedented level of communication, information sharing, and data integration hospitals, payers and policymakers must undertake in the shift from volume to value.

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Tips for hospitals to succeed in the age of consumerism

by Jonah Comstock

While consumerism and retail concepts like customer satisfaction are nothing new to other industries, healthcare has some catching up to do.

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Precision medicine: Huge promise, but high health IT-related hurdles, too

by Mike Miliard

John Halamka and Paul Cerrato sift through the hope and the hype of personally-tailored care, spotlighting to real-world success stories while not ignoring some significant potential pitfalls along the way.

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How the VA is improving patient care through connected tech, teleheath

by Jessica Davis

The agency has revamped its healthcare program through text messaging, the Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program and other health programs over the last year.

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Patient bedside education: Time to modernize?

by Dave Muoio

Researchers are investigating whether giving patients consumer-friendly digital tools can help improve adherence to lower readmissions, and they’ll share the results at HIMSS18.

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Do's and don'ts of building a pop health program doctors love

by Beth Jones Sanborn

This session will focus on lessons learned in getting physician buy-in amidst rampant change fatigue.

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Cedars Sinai taps AI to pinpoint patients for clinical trials

by Susan Morse

While nearly half of clinical trials lack the participation to succeed, the hospital is deploying artificial intelligence to identify candidates and, in so doing, protect its investment.

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Bedrock for pop health success: physician buy-in

by Susan Morse

The best population health management program is built on data and supported by robust operations that can scale up to meet the organization’s needs.