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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.