What’ll be hot at HIMSS19? Some predictions

by Damon Auer Each year the HIMSS Annual Conference serves as a showcase for some of the most buzzed about, cutting-edge trends and technologies across the healthcare industry. Ahead of the conference, which starts February 11 in Orlando, Florida, I thought it would be fun to consider some of the biggest and latest trends and […]

What’s hot in health information technology – HIMSS18

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Close to 50,000 healthcare technology practitioners gathered in Vegas recently for HIMSS18, which has become the 5th largest trade show in the country. In the spirit of full disclosure I’ve had a close professional relationship with HIMSS for the past 7 years, but the facts speak for themselves. The health IT industry goes on hiatus […]

HIMSS18 Survivor Kit Part 4 – The write stuff: Getting your hands on the best swag

From pens to stuffed toys, the conference is awash with giveaways that are memorable and practical. Keep your eye out for innovative swag, and don’t forget to stay hydrated! (Don’t forget to stop by DXC booth 1617 for some swag and chance to win a Fitbit!) We asked #HIMSS18 ambassadors for their #1 tip for […]

From sports broadcasting to the hospital: Augmented reality made real

By Pritam Potnis The world of augmented reality, which is best known for changing the face of sports TV viewing and Pokémon GO, is dipping its toes into the world of healthcare. And, in the hospital, the potential for changing the bedside interaction between the care team and the patient is profound. Here’s a typical […]

HIMSS18 Survivor Kit Part 3 – Food for Thought: Nutrition, Caffeine and Sleep

There’s lots to see and do during the week, so rest and nutrition are important. Recharge your batteries with portable snacks and water, take time out for coffee stops and don’t forget your actual battery chargers. We asked #HIMSS18 ambassadors for their #1 tip for first-time attendees at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. We had […]

HIMSS18 Survivor Kit Part 2 – Eat, meditate, exercise: Putting health back into the healthcare meeting

While it may take some self-discipline, staying fit, healthy and mentally agile should be priorities during a healthcare conference. We asked #HIMSS18 ambassadors for their #1 tip for first-time attendees at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. We had a small tweet storm, which resulted in awesome tips and engagement which we’ll present in a series […]

What’s trending in healthcare IT based on HIMSS17?

The same week the stars assemble for the Oscars, there’s a similar gathering of luminaries in the healthcare technology (HIT) sector. HIMSS, the largest trade association in the world for HIT professionals, is now the 5th largest trade show in America, with over 45,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors. There’s already a waiting list to exhibit at […]

The amazing ways data analytics is being used in healthcare

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You only have to glance at the program for the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition being held in Las Vegas this week to grasp how much data analytics is being used to transform the healthcare industry. HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a non-profit organization with more than 60,000 members dedicated to promoting the use of […]