WoHIT 2014 showcases continuity of care

Continuity of Care Showcase
By Dillan Yogendra
09:33 AM

Covering two days, April 3rd and 4th next year, the Interoperability Showcase will aim to challenge industry solution providers to assemble a connected network of healthcare systems that carry patient data through the confines of the hospital to the community and to the patient's home. In addition, industry solution providers will be demonstrating the unique features that make systems usable for healthcare providers and patients.

The benefits of interoperability will be explored – from the patient visit to the GP, to diagnosis in departments such as the laboratory, digital pathology, radiology, to intervention such as cardiology and radiation therapy. Following on, patient care devices (bedside monitoring), pharmacy, patient care coordination and quality, research and public health (QRPH), and secondary use of information for overall healthcare improvement will also be reviewed. Monitoring the recovery of the patient in the home setting will ultimately be discussed.

Programme at a Glance

  • Use case focused tours – visitors will be able to see a clinical continuum of care, demonstrated through multiple clinically accurate use case scenarios simulating healthcare environments such as ambulatory, hospital/provider, emergency, chronic care, public health, among others.
  • Valuable partnerships & collaboration – Interoperability Showcase demonstrates the important partnerships and collaborations between many relevant organizations including integrating the healthcare enterprise (IHE), HL7, IEEE, Continua, government agencies, and other key stakeholders. The event becomes an all-inclusive demonstration of the current state of adoption of standards-based solutions.
  • Volunteer engagement – HIMSS Interoperability Showcase is the ideal venue for individuals to become involved in breaking barriers to interoperable healthcare.

The Home – the Future for Healthcare in Europe
The battle of providing better care for chronic patients and the end of life should be fought at the home. Yet today, there are few tools that extend healthcare services outside of the hospital or the GP's office. Hospitals, doctors, patients, and families need the connection provided by IT to get better healthcare outcomes.

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