Whether it is your revenue cycle, digital transformation or patient engagement efforts, work toward moving to the cloud or even machine learning and artificial intelligence, HIMSS Media has you covered on March 5 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. Industry leaders, trendsetters and those in the trenches will highlight their successes, lessons learned and more. Here's what you can expect.
From a super-sized hospital in Los Angeles trying to expand with telemedicine to a small IT shop in post-hurricane Puerto Rico with its EHR system powered by a generator, this year's Best Hospital IT Departments show what excellence looks like in action. Some of the departments in our seventh-annual feature are enormous, and some are tiny. But all of them have a dogged commitment to enabling innovative use of technology to help physicians and clinical staff to provide the best care and support for patients and families. Learn how the leaders of these teams build a winning culture.
Hospital information security teams and IT shops are in a precarious spot: They have to not only protect information cybercriminals increasingly see as more valuable than other types, but they also have to safeguard against the next big threat when it’s impossible to know what it will be or when it might strike. It also doesn't help that new types of attacks are emerging just about every month, too: WannaCry, Petya-NotPetya, Locky, just to name a few.
This special project explains why cybersecurity is top of mind for nearly all healthcare organizations as they plan for the future.
There remains a lot of hype about artificial intelligence in healthcare – the potential is very much there, but the reality is the industry is a while away from AI algorithms transforming everyday care. One reason for this is that most hospitals are still on a journey of updating their tools and processes for the digital age. Pagers and fax machines remain a common fixture in even the most digitally mature healthcare organizations.
But that's all changing, and it's happening faster than you can say "Hey, Siri."
This special project looks at the areas where AI, machine learning and cognitive computing are already driving major gains, highlighting case studies, thought leadership and best practices that can help healthcare move AI beyond science fiction for good.