HIMSS Speak Out: Technology

Technology has a critical role in healthcare. It can harness data, guide providers to smarter solutions, and even at times, be overwhelming.  At HIMSS17, learn from thought leaders on how they are using technology to improve patient care, analyze data better and faster, and enable the healthcare environment to grow and expand to new levels. 
Featured at HIMSS17, these sessions are among those focused on the role of technology in healthcare.

Building a Precision Medicine Infrastructure 

Session 59 

John Deeken, MD
Chief Operating Officer, Inova Translational Medicine Institute

Don Rule, CEO
Translational Software, Inc.

Session Take-Away: PGx has real clinical application, can be very useful for physicians, and in some cases, can even help them save lives. However, physician education is critical, otherwise, this new piece of information becomes a burden rather than a tool. It is viewed as information that is not definitive enough and opens them up to liabilities they didn’t have before. With more precise technology and increasing amounts of data, PGx and other genomic test information will be more definitive and will be standard of care for physicians and an expectation of their patients.

Connecting Senior Care: Wearables & Analytics Drive Results 

Session 141

Gina Baik
Senior Care Strategist
CDW Healthcare

Ken Smith
Senior Research Scholar and Director of Mobility
Stanford Center on Longevity

Session Take-Away: Growing awareness of the impact of sedentary behavior, light activity, and sleep on health dictates that we move to a new way of characterizing healthy activities that considers these activities as well as moderate to vigorous exercise. Using a 24 hour activity cycle model is a new way to view these activities holistically, taking all of them into account as well as their interactions. The emergence of cost effective wearable devices promises to make 24 activity data and analysis possible at an individual level.

Transform Health IT with Enterprise Cloud Technologies

Session 178

Preethy Padman
Head of Healthcare Marketing

Session Take-Away: Information technology teams for health systems are tasked with driving competitive advantage for their organizations by enhancing the healthcare experience for patients, and at the same time, provide a cost-effective, operationally streamlined service for clinicians and staff. Hyper-converged infrastructure provides a pay-as-you-grow model reducing up-front investment cost. Health systems can avoid costly mistakes such as overprovisioning and leverage Moore’s Law to reduce ongoing costs and, benefit from software-defined updates.

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