HIMSS

By Tom Sullivan March 23, 2018
HIMSS and Health 2.0 are kicking off the first Dev4Health event in Cleveland on April 30 and May 1, 2018. “The overarching theme is community and code,” Adam Culbertson, Innovator-in-Residence at HIMSS, said. “The event is designed to allow tech innovators to share, connect, empower and build.” Former US CTO Aneesh Chopra is slated to deliver the opening keynote and more than 20 experts will also...
By Jonah Comstock March 12, 2018
Digital therapeutics may be up and coming, but they also have a long way to go before their mainstream treatment options, according to experts who spoke at the digital therapeutics deep dive at HIMSS18. “This is going to be a completely new industry sector,” Pierre Leurent, CEO of Voluntis, said during the session. “It’s going to have very strong growth in the years to come and it’s going to be a...
By Jonah Comstock March 9, 2018
Correction: An earlier version of this article identified Ed Martinez as a doctor. According to Ed Martinez, CIO of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, one of the biggest problems with EHRs is that they’re not patient-focused systems.’ “We had just gone live in 2007, 2006 with Cerner and I realized there was a missing component in the whole Cerner story,” Martinez told MobiHealthNews in an...
By Jonah Comstock March 8, 2018
There’s no doctor onboard the International Space Station. Because of the costs associated with shipping anything up to space, there’s a carefully chosen selection of medical supplies and devices. For everything else, the six international astronauts that live and work on the station rely on NASA’s own brand of telemedicine. “Telemedicine really is our only resource,” Dr. Shannan Moynihan, deputy...
By Jonah Comstock March 8, 2018
Correction: An earlier version of this article had the survey sample size at 7,905. Accenture interviewed 7,905 consumers worldwide, but the data here is from just the US subset: 2,301 Americans. New survey data out this week from Accenture shows that healthcare consumers are using more wearables and apps, and are more bullish on virtual care, than ever before. But they also have high...
By Laura Lovett March 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pledged to share more data between federal departments and with the public, HHS Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein said at HIMSS18 on Wednesday. The effort to make data more readily available began under the Obama administration. But now the department is working on the next steps, said Greenstein, moving from opening up data to taking...
By Laura Lovett March 7, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs has joined the bandwagon of government agencies looking for outside innovators to help update its health technology systems.   In February, it became easier for private citizens to become involved when the department launched Lighthouse, an API that allows developers to create digital technology to build mobile and web apps that serve veterans.   With the latest...
By Tom Sullivan March 7, 2018
HIMSS on Friday revealed that it has acquired Healthbox for its innovation consulting and fund management services. "Healthcare organizations look at us asking if we can help them think through concepts around digital health or how to bring innovation into their systems," said Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO.  Healthbox, in fact, specializes in two sets of services: innovation consulting and fund management...
By Laura Lovett March 6, 2018
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now—but whether or not it is going live up to what some are calling the new healthcare reform is still up for discussion. Mayo Clinic Chief Information officer Christopher Ross and Pricewaterhousecoopers Managing Director James Golden, tackled questions about the future of AI at HIMSS18. “In some ways [AI] could not be more hyped than it is. There is...
By Dave Muoio March 6, 2018
A trio of presenters at HIMSS 2018 shared data from practical machine learning and AI-focused studies that demonstrate how the technologies could reduce costs and improve patients’ outcomes.  These studies, conducted by teams at the Grady Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, primarily focused on flagging adult and pediatric patients whose EHRs...