HIMSS18

Must-see exhibits, sessions on HIMSS18 floor

With approximately 1,300 exhibitors, there is a lot to see on the showroom floor. Here are some highlights and new events you'll want to check out while you're in Las Vegas.

Showroom floor highlights

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Cerner to showcase Apple collaboration at HIMSS18

by Mike Miliard

The EHR maker will also be featuring innovations in longitudinal health records, cloud services, machine learning and more to help customers manage value-based contracting.

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HIMSS acquires Healthbox to get in the innovation consulting game

by Tom Sullivan

The acquisition will enable HIMSS to offer hospitals guidance about bringing innovation into their systems and learning how to invest in and work with startups.

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Microsoft rolls out cloud-based tools just ahead of HIMSS18

by Susan Morse

Microsoft Genomics and other innovations build upon the software giant’s Healthcare NExT platform.

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IBM showcasing full portfolio at HIMSS18, from pop health tech to blockchain and beyond

by Jessica Davis

All its properties will be in one place at Booth 6243, which will feature innovations powered by a diverse array of acquisitions in recent years.

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Sonifi Health talks digital whiteboards and Fitbit tracking at HIMSS18

by Bill Siwicki

It's all part of providing the best experience possible while improving care and gaining efficiencies, officials from the patient engagement company say.

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Interoperability framework exchanges 2.5 million documents monthly

by Bernie Monegain

Dave Cassel said the Sequoia Project's interoperability initiative enables a variety of health orgs to exchange clinical documents from athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Epic, GE Healthcare and more.

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Google Cloud to bring security, API interoperability ideas to HIMSS18

by Susan Morse

Google Cloud has two booths, with one location in the HIMSS Innovation Lab, and its speakers will address a range of topics, including interoperability and security.

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GE Healthcare CEO: Here's what the hospital of the future will look like

by Tom Sullivan

The company will bring digital health tools for connectivity and applied intelligence to HIMSS18.

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Teladoc taps IBM Watson machine learning for second opinion service

by Dave Muoio

The telemedicine vendor will announce at HIMSS18 that technologies it acquired when it bought Best Doctors last year are now bolstering oncology expertise.

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eClinicalWorks to launch cloud-based platform for acute care, revenue cycle

by Jessica Davis

Launching at HIMSS18 next week, the new software aims to create seamless data sharing between ambulatory and acute care settings.

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Allscripts to show new Microsoft Azure-powered EHR at HIMSS18

by Mike Miliard

The electronic health record vendor will also be bringing new client-facing tools and recently-acquired technologies from McKesson and Practice Fusion to the show floor, CEO Paul Black said.

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Dell EMC to showcase digital transformation at HIMSS18

by Susan Morse

The company will be showing ways that hospitals can make the digital transformation, including realms such as EHRs and accountable care.

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Surescripts to showcase prescription price transparency at HIMSS18

by Bill Siwicki

To help fight sticker shock, the e-prescribing vendor is enabling doctors and patients to work together to find the best, most affordable covered medication – before the patient leaves the office.

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Health 2.0 brings MarketConnect Live to HIMSS18

by Bernie Monegain

Event connecting pharma, hospitals and payers with tech companies will be at this year’s health IT conference for the first time.

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SSI Group acquires interoperability company ICA CareAlign

by Mike Miliard

The revenue cycle management firm buys Informatics Corporation of America (CareAlign) for an undisclosed sum, eyeing improved service for clients managing MACRA and more.

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Missouri Health taps Cerner to streamline revenue cycle

by Bernie Monegain

The system is integrating clinical and financial data as part of its broader move to enterprise system including Cerner’s EHR.

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Health Catalyst unveils AI tool that 'borrows from Amazon and Netflix'

by Tom Sullivan

New Touchstone tool uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to pinpoint opportunities to improve from claims, CMS, EHRs, genomics and other datasets to make prioritized recommendations hospitals can use to improve.

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LexisNexis taps social determinants to help hospitals predict readmissions

by Mike Miliard

Its new risk score harnesses clinically-validated information from non-clinical settings, enabling health systems to better manage their 30-day readmission risks.

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LogicStream Health to demo clinical process improvement at HIMSS18

by Susan Morse

The Minneapolis-based company will be showing its new clinical process improvement and control software platform.

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Smartlink debuts a Clinically Integrated Network for pop health

by Tom Sullivan

The CIN can extract data from EHRs, clinical and financial systems to deliver a more comprehensive view of a patient’s medical history.

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Edifecs launches machine learning, AI platform for hospitals and payers

by Bernie Monegain

The company will show its new Smart Decisions technology at HIMSS18 in early March.

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Wolters Kluwer releases new UpToDate Advanced with interactive decision making capabilities

by Dave Muoio

The Netherlands-based company’s newest offering contains two interactive tools for physicians, to better match symptoms and health history along with lab test results.

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Lexmark to unveil mobile printing, secure prescription apps at HIMSS18

by Jonah Comstock

The company will also be showing technologies for patient admissions, nursing stations and business operations.

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Payformance unveils cloud service for value-based care

by Tom Sullivan

The new offering provides technical tools for designing and building value-based reimbursement contracts among hospitals and payers.

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New at HIMSS18: Lightning sessions on blockchain, cloud, ransomware and patient experience

by Laura Lovett

The high-energy 20-minute sessions on the show floor will also address FHIR, patient matching, population health and other pressing issues health IT issues.

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Philips to launch new version of HealthSuite with AI and analytics at HIMSS18

by Jonah Comstock

The company will also debut connected care and digital health tools to advance patient monitoring across the care continuum.

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Recondo to unveil AI revenue cycle tool for Epic EHR at HIMSS18

by Tom Sullivan

The new platform helps hospitals reduce denials, increase collections and features a bot for authorization and follow-up.

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Virtue Security to debut 'red team' infosec tool at HIMSS18

by Tom Sullivan

The new penetration testing approach, spread over an extended time frame, enables the company to layer on analytics for identifying systemic risk.

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Vocera to unveil new clinical collaboration tool at HIMSS18

by Beth Jones Sanborn

The new platform, which combines Vocera’s tech with newly-acquired products from Extension Healthcare, helps humanize the connection between clinicians and patients.

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Solutions Lab to host interactive sessions on population health

by Susan Morse

The speciality exhibit will feature a dedicated room for attendees to ask questions and get ‘upfront and personal’ on pressing issues.

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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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HIMSS18 Connected Health Experience to feature AI, voice assistants and more

by Jonah Comstock

A wide range of innovations from HHS’ BlueButton API to Zipnosis will be demonstrating cutting-edge products.

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Athenahealth to show new tech to ease burden on doctors at HIMSS18

by Bernie Monegain

CEO Jonathan Bush said the goal is to remove the grunt work doctors neither want nor are schooled to perform.

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Innovaccer's new alert system integrates with EHRs without adding to clinical workflow

by Tom Sullivan

The software to be unveiled at HIMSS18 will tap algorithms to let clinicians know when a patient needs attention.

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eClinicalWorks to show off precision medicine, AI features for EHR

by Tom Sullivan

The cloud-based electronic health record vendor will be showing new features and functionalities that CEO Girish Navani says make the software smarter so it helps doctors.

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Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS18: Amazon Alexa, Google X Glass, smart sensors, wayfinding appsHealth

by Tom Sullivan

Approximately 50 upstarts and innovators will be showcasing technologies available today to transform healthcare.

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Symantec is going to show people how hacking is done

by Beth Jones Sanborn

The security vendor will debut show floor sessions so attendees can witness first-hand how easily devices can be compromised.

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Optum advancing data and analytics at HIMSS18

by Bill Siwicki

In addition to focusing on value-based care, quality improvement and revenue cycle, the company will be highlighting its work with the newly-acquired Advisory Board Company.

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Konica Minolta ramps up focus on 'intelligent analytics' for enterprise imaging

by Mike Miliard

The vendor is working to improve workflow, security and efficiency with its Exa platform for radiologists and clinicians.

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HIMSS18 Interoperability Showcase puts focus on opioid epidemic, transplants and more

by Mike Miliard

Beyond those and many other use cases, the longtime health data exchange demo and networking spot looks toward a bright future of LT-PAC expansion, APIs and other innovations.

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Change Healthcare CEO: Blockchain can help manage patient encounters

by Tom Sullivan

Chief executive Neil de Crescenzo said the vendor will be bringing artificial intelligence, cloud computing and revenue cycle tools to HIMSS18.
 

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HIMSS18: Startup links community services with AI to improve social determinant insights

by Mike Miliard

Ruben Amarasingham, a physician and Pieces Technologies's CEO, will present at HIMSS18 and HIMSS Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare conference on clinical augmentation for artificial intelligence. 

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Ricoh plans to show off workflow, care coordination tech

by Mike Miliard

The company is focused on improved clinical workflow and easier patient access as it transitions away from traditional printers and copiers.

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ZirMed, Navicure take Waystar name just ahead of HIMSS18

by Jeff Lagasse

Waystar, which will initially operate under both the Navicure and ZirMed brands, will be highlighting its integrated RCM solutions.

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The HIMSS18 Bookstore will provide stocked shelves and a quiet place for browsing

by Gus Venditto

Eight new titles will be offered for browsing, along with staples like the HIMSS Dictionary.