Innovative ideas, research and case studies are shared, discussed and analyzed at the annual HIMSS conference each year. This gallery highlights some important ideas from HIMSS16 and offers a preview on how this year’s conference will develop them in 2017.
Scroll through this gallery to reminisce the topics discussed at HIMSS16. Then find out how people in the industry are building on those ideas in Orlando this month.
FHIR, the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, was one of the hottest topics at HIMSS16 because it was essentially setting the stage for population health.
Both CMS and ONC also recognized physician frustrations while offering a glimpse of near-term policy changes. Slavitt, DeSalvo: Health IT has to work better for doctors.
Since the 2016 presidential election, the healthcare industry has been bracing for whatever might be in store for governmental agencies now and how the Trump administration will impact the industry as a whole. There's plenty to talk about so we developed this guide: HIMSS17 government and policy sessions: What not to miss.
Among the biggest surprises at HIMSS16: Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner opened up. She spoke about her business and vision for the future of EHRs and interoperability, saying in an interview that 'Good software is art'.
Later in the year, she refuted rivals' claims about Epic EHR being closed, explains interoperability challenges.
Faulkner also revealed in a mid-year Healthcare IT News exclusive that the private company spends more on R&D than tech titans including Amazon, Apple, Google, even IBM, at least when measured as a percentage of operating expenses.
Heading into HIMSS17, Epic has plans advance patient engagement value proposition at HIMSS17.
HIMSS kicked off the inaugural Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards and said they would be announced at HIMSS17, held a networking reception for women in health IT at Madam Tussauds and several sessions took place, including one about Shattering the Glass Ceiling, featuring HIMSS executive vice president Carl Smith (pictured, left), Dignity Health CIO Deanna Wise (center) as well as veteran CIO and StarBridge Advisors principal Sue Schade (right).
Here’s our guide to this year’s WHIT happenings: Women in Health IT will show their power at HIMSS17.
What's more, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is set to deliver the opening keynote, wherein it's a safe bet she will talk about Watson and the emerging concept of what Big Blue calls New Collar Jobs, which the technology stalwart said this week it is backing with a $70 million initiative in Africa.
At HIMSS16, a partnership between Tableau and Epic was announced so that EHRs from Epic could develop greater clinical insights for caregivers. Epic and Tableau deal links analytics to electronic health records.
Tableau has had a busy 2016. Tableau Software lays down product roadmap for enhanced data analytics.
At HIMSS17, there is a broader conversation about health data - and sharing it! - because it is the "new currency" for the well-being of the industry. At HIMSS17, unlock the power of your data.
At HIMSS16, Surescripts launched a new tool to give providers a way to see a more complete view of a patient’s health history. Surescripts activates National Record Locator Service, includes data on 140 million patients.
Then later in 2016, the company continued its progress by giving EHR vendors access to its record locator service; Epic and others signed up.
And CEO Tom Skelton revealed plans to unveil the new Sentinel e-prescription monitoring system at HIMSS17.
Machine learning was picking up steam at HIMSS16. Intermountain, for instance, announced plans to deploy clinical variation management software from Ayasdi.
Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and machine learning will be even more prominent at HIMSS17. Healthcare data: A beast best tamed by machine learning? Another persistent question likely to arise at HIMSS17: With AI, cognitive computing and machine learning coming to healthcare, is the risk of investing too late bigger than the risk of doing so too early?
Standardizing healthcare to support standardized APIs and make patient access easier was an important theme during Burwell's keynote at HIMSS16. Burwell: EHR giants Epic, Cerner, Meditech among those taking pledge to standardize health IT.
Continuing the conversation Burwell started last year, the importance to standardize healthcare and engage patients is still an all-important goal. There are plenty of workshops related to this topic in Orlando this month. A guide to patient engagement at HIMSS17.
Overarching trends such as patient activation and engagement are starting to come closer to interoperability and population health management, but there is still much work to be done. Reality check: FHIR, population health and the patient experience.