5 Health IT Trends to Watch at HIMSS18

Explore how the brightest in health and technology leverage their assets to continually innovate toward a more sustainable healthcare system. The opening day of HIMSS18 affords attendees the opportunity to unpack the following topics in an immersive pre-conference experience – ensuring that they have actionable insights to put in to practice when they return home. Add these sessions to an existing registration for $350* or register today and add a specialty event to your cart in addition to your HIMSS18 registration.

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Patient Engagement – Strategic Patient Experience Improvement

Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are making patient engagement and experience a top priority. Engaging patients in their care – that is respectful and responsive to individual needs – is key in moving toward patient-centered care. Patient satisfaction and health organization bottom lines converge as quality care improvement controls costs and provides an important differentiator in an increasingly competitive healthcare market.

Technology is a valuable tool that helps close the gap between our clinicians’ desire to do right by the patient and the ability to do it seamlessly and cost-effectively – collectively redefining the healthcare experience. The Patient Engagement & Experience Summit keynote aims to uncover the disruptive potential of building on our humanity:

“I’ve never met a clinician who doesn’t want to be doing the right thing for their patients.”

Adrienne Boissy Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic Health System

State of the Industry:

As the industry sets its sights on strategic patient experience improvement, research from PwC suggests that the solution is systemic: 73% of provider executives say balancing patient satisfaction and employee job satisfaction is a barrier to efforts to improve the patient experience.

Learn more at the Patient Engagement & Experience Summit. Add this event to your HIMSS18 registration.


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Cloud Computing – The Aim for Secure Accessibility

Cloud-based computing in healthcare is on fire. And for good reason. The cloud is cost effective and it enables data to be available when and where it is needed, regardless of location. However, making the switch isn’t easy. There are security concerns, interoperability difficulties, technology and compliance challenges.

Mitigating these challenges and vulnerabilities can be a significant step in maximizing value for patients and providers alike, posits HIMSS18 Cloud Computing Forum keynote:

"Healthcare organizations have to improve their value proposition by delivering higher quality care at a lower cost.”

John Halamka, MD, MS CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

State of the Industry:

In a 64-health organization January 2017 survey, HIMSS Analytics found that 63% of respondents are using the cloud to manage clinical applications.

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Revenue Cycle – Mapping a Vision to the New Consumer Landscape

Revenue cycle improvement has never been more important - or more challenging. Whether it’s pricing transparency, high deductibles, delivering a great patient experience, managing denials, automating processes and improving workflow, or myriad other initiatives, revenue cycle professionals have their hands full.

Similarly to care itself, the new frontier in revenue cycle management is maneuvering in a world where patients are at the heart of organizational strategy, and their consumer behaviors dictate a new way of thinking about financial services, according to Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit keynote speaker:

“We must evolve from caring for people to caring about people. Every moment matters.”

Gerilynn Sevenikar Vice President of Patient Financial Services, Sharp Healthcare System

State of the Industry:

In an effort to supplement strategic process improvement, new research from Future Marketing Insights suggests that investments in healthcare rev cycle software will soar to $43.3 billion by 2022.



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Connected Health – Evidence-Based Innovation

Connection matters. Connected health technologies are integral to improving cost and care efficiencies while also improving patient outcomes. As more provider organizations embrace these technologies, they’re running into interoperability, regulatory, and cultural challenges that can make the full benefit of the technology feel elusive.

However, what we know now is that connected health technologies have the very real promise of bringing patients closer to their care and their caregivers – improving both the practice and the culture of health(care). The result? A more intuitive means of managing our health, says Digital & Personal Connected Health Summit keynote:

“I’m very optimistic about the value of technology and I really think it is transformative when we pair the tech with insights about human behavior.”

David Asch Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation

State of the Industry:

Existing digital health products hold the potential to save the nation $46 billion in healthcare spending if they’re deployed comprehensively, according to a new report from IQVIA.



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Machine Learning & AI – Contextualizing AI for Healthcare

It’s not sci-fi stuff anymore. Machine learning and artificial Intelligence in healthcare is real. But this next-generation technology is still very much in its infancy, and with it comes big challenges with technology, terminology, and, perhaps most daunting, how to introduce this potential transformative solution into existing healthcare workflows.

While artificial intelligence and machine learning hold promise for quality care delivery and management, the technology and the industry alike have some growing to do, says Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare keynote:

“Teaching a machine to read a record is a lot harder than anyone thought.”

Lynda Chin, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Transformation and Chief Innovation Officer for Health Affairs, University Of Texas System’s Institute For Health Transformation

State of the Industry:

About 35% of healthcare organizations plan to leverage artificial intelligence within two years — and more than half intend to do so within five according to the Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics HIT Market Indicator: Artificial Intelligence.

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