HIMSS Conference – Health IT at the Right Time, Right Place
We are just seven weeks away to the start of the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, March 3 – 7 and we can almost smell the beignets. A quick review of the conference website shows a number of features and events have been added since our last post.
First and foremost, brand new this year is the HIMSS “Meaningful Use Experience” demonstration area. Some of the industry’s leading EHR vendors will offer conference goers the chance to experience interactive demonstrations on both complete and module EHR systems. The session details are still coming together but you can check out the vendors lined up to participate here.
HIMSS line up of Pre-conference Symposia
Back again are the popular HIMSS pre-conference sessions. These weekend sessions are presented in lecture format and offer conference goes the change to hear and interact with distinguished healthcare thought leaders and peers for a day long session on the industry’s most challenging issues. Make note: these sessions require a separate fee. The sessions include:
- ICD-10 Symposium: All Hands on Deck for ICD-10: Implementation, Optimization and Weathering the Perfect Storm
- HIE Symposium: Results Driven Health Information Exchange
- Meaningful Use Symposium: Transform Meaningful Use from an IT Project to an Organizational Initiative
- Physicians’ IT Symposium: Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Present and Planning for the Future
Check the full line up of sessions offered.
Interoperability Showcase and more
Interoperability is the word, is the word that you heard, it’s got groove it’s got meaning. No offence to Frankie Vallie, his lyrics just seem to sum up Interoperability at HIMSS this year. Back again is the Interoperability Showcase where health IT companies will demonstrate standards-based interoperability across multiple points of care with conference goers as patients. HIMSS is also providing educational sessions including:
Health Information Exchange: Reality and Future will prime attendees to develop a roadmap for health information exchange (HIE) success. Attendees will learn how to identify the business and technical needs for HIE in support of meaningful use and the enablement of care coordination; compare the inherent strengths and challenges of the various enterprise EMR, HIE and specialty vendors, and payers; recognize how HIEs will increasingly be used to support repositories, registries, data warehouses and business intelligence/analytics.
Read more about Interoperability sessions offered this year at HIMSS.