HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase: Cutting-edge technologies, trailblazers and a focus on engagement
HIMSS senior director of interoperability initiatives Christel Anderson called the interoperability showcase at HIMSS17 both a conference destination and, even more, a starting point for attendees.
“We’ve built the experience around different personas that represent people we think would be very interested in the showcase and focuses on our core audiences, which include providers, decision makers, consultants, clinicians, provider influencers and certification/government bodies,” Anderson explained.
Attendees can choose from nearly 20 different use cases in the 34,000-square-foot showcase, covering topics such as healthy heart, urgent care and accountable care as well as Federal Health Architecture and interoperability stories, among others.
“People can go through these tours and see anywhere from six to 10 different vendors who are seamlessly working together in real time with current products in the marketplace,” Anderson said. “There are a lot of connecting points that people can see to demonstrate standards-based interoperability.”
The showcase will also host 22 one-hour educational sessions, some of which will be delivered by premier sponsors Apex Data Solutions, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cerner, Epic, Federal Health Architecture, GE Healthcare, Medal and Phillips.
“We also have sessions that are cutting-edge, interoperability trailblazers and interoperative initiatives,” Anderson said. “These include topics such as interoperability testing and certification, immunization integration, clinical research and how interoperability standards such as HL7 and CDISC can support driving research from an interoperability perspective.”
Anderson said the education sessions will have a fireside-chat feel, with 75 to 100 attendees expected to attend each session.
“We have a shorter lecture time and more engagement with the audience. They’ll be able to ask questions to the CEO of whichever company is presenting,” she said.
Whereas the marketplace will allow attendees to explore products highlighted on the tours and educational sessions, the networking opportunities include a daily first-timers’ orientation and a behind-the-scenes media tour, a coffee hour, sip-and-learn, and debate on HIEs.
“The last day of the conference, we’ll have ‘millennial morning,’ which is focused on the future of interoperability around EPIs, learning health communities, and how interoperability standards support those kinds of areas and initiatives,” Anderson said.
The Interoperability Showcase is in Booth 9000.
HIMSS17 runs from Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.
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