HIMSS19

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CAV Systems to participate in HIMSS 2019 MarketConnect

Press Release | CAV Systems Ltd | February 7, 2019

Uri Schor, Chief Technology Officer of CAV Systems Ltd, a leading enterprise software company from Israel, will be attending the HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11 – 15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. CAV Systems will be participating in MarketConnect, a matchmaking platform created as a collaboration between HIMSS and the Health 2.0 Innovation Team. MarketConnect is designed to break down the barriers of tech adoption within large health systems by directly connecting today’s leading tech companies with pre-qualified executives interested in commercial partnerships.

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Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) Takes Front Stage at PHI2018 Conference

But the real buzz at the conference seemed to be about electronic case reporting (eCR). This refers to the national effort to replace the current paper and FAX process of submitting reportable conditions from clinical care sites to state and local public health agencies with a more automated electronic process fed from electronic health records (EHRs)...HLN demonstrated the workflow for eCR at the HIMSS18 Interoperability Showcase. However, we did not see a lot of interest on eCR at the HIMSS conference. At PHI2018 we had significant interest, both among public health officials who were anxious to see how they could initiate eCR in their jurisdictions, and other vendor and stakeholder groups who seemed to feel eCR was becoming viable and more “real.”

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Fax Technologies Take Center Stage at HIMSS19 Exhibition

One of the most surprising developments at HIMSS19 is the large number of companies exhibiting their Fax Technologies. Long derided by reporters, health IT consultants, and EHR vendors, fax technologies have been growing in leaps and bounds while EHRs continue to fail to deliver interoperability. Just a couple of years ago faxes were used in around 75% of medical records exchanges. Latest numbers indicate that faxes are now used to exchange more than 85% of medical records. Most people would react in horror to such figures. How could physicians and medical personnel rely on antiquated paper technologies like faxes? The real story to be found on the exhibit floor at the HIMSS 2019 conference is that what we are seeing is a rapid transition to digital fax technologies and platforms. And this transition is taking place because physicians and medical staff have figured out they work!

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HIMSS19: Open Source Software for Disaster Preparedness and Response [Updated 2/14]

Although not officially listed as a track at the HIMSS19 conference, there are a series of very important presentations on the use of open source software for disaster preparedness and response. This is a critical topic that we have covered extensively in Open Health News. As we detailed in this article, there was a major failure in being able to provide victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria with access to their medical records. Few emergency medical responders could access their records either. The two success stories that came out of the hurricanes were two open source electronic health record (EHR) systems, OpenEMR and the VA's open source VistA EHR.

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HIMSS19: What to Look Out For

The 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition is in many ways a daunting event. Upwards of 40,000 people will likely attend this combination of educational experience, trade show, and overall shmooz-fest. But many people who go to this conference have a tough time: its sheer size can be quite overwhelming. There are pre-conference symposia, popular and important keynote speakers, educational sessions along with a myriad of topical tracks, and a massive exhibition hall that runs the full length of the Convention Center. Here are some of the things I'll be looking for this year to try to focus my activities...

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Humetrix to Showcase Medicare Approved Blue Button 2.0 Mobile Platform at HIMSS19

Press Release | Humetrix | February 8, 2019

At HIMSS 19 February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida, Humetrix will demo its iBlueButton 8.0 mobile health platform approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help millions of Americans covered by Medicare, Veterans, and military personnel in TRICARE receive safer and more cost-effective healthcare. A year after announcing the Medicare Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData initiative at the HIMSS 18 conference, CMS Administrator, Seema Verma continues to emphasize the importance of "giving patients the necessary information they need to make the best decisions about their health care". Humetrix...has embraced this initiative from the start recognizing first and foremost that because Medicare beneficiaries are most at risk for medical errors and redundant tests across multiple providers they need to have access and use of their medical history wherever they receive care.

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j2 Cloud Services™ Showcases New Cloud Fax Products at HiMSS 2019

Press Release | j2 Cloud Services | February 4, 2019

j2 Cloud Services...will demonstrate its commitment to interoperable healthcare communications at the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition. HiMSS 2019 is taking place February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida. At HIMSS, eFax Corporate®, one of the all-digital cloud fax solutions offered by j2 Cloud Services, will discuss the upcoming release of four new products: eFax Corporate for Healthcare Mobile Application: The eFax Corporate Mobile App for Healthcare is the easiest and fastest way to receive, sign, edit, and send faxes on the go...

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Open Health Guide to HIMSS19 [Updated 2/15]

The annual gargantuan HIMSS conference is back in Orlando with over 45,000 participants from more than 90 countries. There will be more than 1,300 vendors at the exhibit floor and more than 300 educational sessions. As with the last several conferences, the focus on open source as the key underlying technologies of health information technologies continues to increase. In previous conferences, we have seen the rise of open source technologies, in particular, those related to interoperability such as FHIR and Blockchain. A large number of sessions at HIMSS19 will be focused on another set of technologies powered largely by open source software and design principles such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and natural language processing.

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Preparing the Open Health Guide to the 2019 HIMSS Conference

The HIMSS19 conference in Orlando may prove to be the turning point for the health IT industry to an open and free-market health information technology ecosystem. Open Health News is working on our annual Open Health Guide to the HIMSS conference. Those of you going to the HIMSS conference can take advantage of this Guide to let potential customers, community members, and supporters know you are at the conference and how to contact you. This applies to those companies and organizations with booths and exhibits and those without under an "unconference" model...The focus of more than half of the HIMSS19 conference presentations is on open source and open API technologies such as FHIR and Blockchain and the rise in cloud solutions and innovative technologies and approaches...

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HIMSS19

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 11, 2019 (All day) - February 15, 2019 (All day)

The 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11–15, 2019 in Orlando, is the leading health information and technology conference, bringing together 45,000+ professionals from 90+ countries for the education, innovation, and collaboration they need to transform health through information and technology – all at one time, all in one place. Choose from 300+ education sessions, 1,300+ vendors, hundreds of special programs and endless networking events.

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