Security, Value-Based Care, Pop Health and AI All Key Topics at HIMSS17
The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition took place on February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando Florida. As in recent years, the conference drew over 40,000 attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors.
We were there talking to industry leaders about trending topics at this year’s event, and living up to the conference tagline, where the brightest minds in health and IT meet. Listen to these HIMSS Highlights below to hear what they had to share on various topics.
You can hear all our HIMSS Highlights on HealthcareNOWradio.
Chris Bowen – Chief Privacy Officer and Founder, ClearDATA
Hear Chris talk about providers’ biggest concerns and misconceptions about moving data to the cloud. He also talks about how the cloud can avert ransomware incidents. Follow them on Twitter @cleardatacloud
Matt Ferrari – Chief Technology Officer, ClearDATA
Hear Matt discuss the company’s recent announcement of the first fully-managed Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to help health IT organizations and developers securely deploy individual applications in a HIPAA-compliant cloud. Follow them on Twitter @cleardatacloud
Mac McMillan – CEO and Founder, CynergisTek
We sit down annually with Mac to discuss the latest issues related to security. Hear what he has to say about the current state of cybersecurity and its impact on the industry. Follow the company on Twitter @cynergistek.
Tom Lee and Beth Houck – CEO and VP Client Services at SA Ignite
Tom and Beth are our experts for our monthly webinar series ABCs of MIPS. With MACRA a key focus at the conference we spent time with them discussing common misperceptions about MIPS, and provider choice between participating in an Advanced APM or MIPS. Follow the company on Twitter @SAIgnite.
Jan Powell – CEO, Alpha II
Hear Jan discuss how medical practices managing the transition to value-based care and if they are staying on track with the various QPP deadlines, requirements and quality measures. Follow them on Twitter @Alpha_II.
Morris Panner – CEO, Ambra Health
Hear Morris discuss what he sees as the biggest challenge to health IT right now — the timing for providers as the industry moves from fee-for-service to value-based care. He also discusses the evolution of the patient record. Follow the company on Twitter @AmbraHealth.
Dr. Robert Dudzinski – EVP, West Corporation
On this highlight hear Dr. Dudzinski talk about consumerism in healthcare and how he sees this shift impacting healthcare delivery, including re-thinking our idea of “patient engagement” to that of the “patient experience.” Follow the company on Twitter @Westinteractive
Dale Sanders – EVP, Health Catalyst
Listen to Dale discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting data warehousing. He also gives his views on how advances in machine learning are changing the analytics business and healthcare delivery as a whole. Follow them on Twitter @HealthCatalyst.
Shaun Alfreds – COO, HealthInfoNet
Hear Shaun’s thoughts on how population health, and specifically precision health, is impacting healthcare delivery. He also talks about how at this year’s HIMSS he sees a transition in vendor/client conversations, moving from buying health IT technology to optimizing the technology. Follow them on Twitter @hinfonet.