HIMSS20

By Jonah Comstock 04:28 pm February 18, 2020
Last year Oklahoma Heart Hospital switched up its vendor for appointment scheduling to great affect. As HIMSS Media reported at the time, switching to Relatient took the hospital’s no-show rate down from around 6.5% to 5.1% and saved the hospital nearly a million dollars on an annual basis. Jonathan Minson, lead software architect at OHH will present at HIMSS20 last month along with Relatient...

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By Laura Lovett 03:56 pm February 13, 2020
Digital health has gone from an obscure term in the health tech world to buzz words on the lips of every hospital CEO in America. Today startups, hospitals and other stakeholders are working on systems to implement these evolving technologies in practice.  “Obviously we’ve come a long way in digital health over the last decade or so,” Santosh Mohan, managing director of Brigham and Women’s iHub,...
By Jonah Comstock 04:18 pm February 10, 2020
Last year, Apple announced the results of the Apple Heart Study, an ambitious digitally-enabled research project that also tapped the talents of Stanford University, BioTelemetry, and telemedicine company American Well. Through the study, more than 400,000 individuals helped Apple and Stanford learn about atrial fibrillation, and the predictive and therapeutic value of the Apple Watch’s...
By MobiHealthNews 04:05 pm February 5, 2020
It’s no secret that with tens of thousands of participants and five days of programming, HIMSS can be a little overwhelming. This year is no different — from former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) dishing out his advice on health investing to media guru Arianna Huffington’s talk on the humanity in healthcare, there's more than enough on display to keep conference goers busy.  There are also...
By Dave Muoio 03:56 pm January 31, 2020
While there are no shortage of technical approaches for hackers targeting a healthcare organization, the fact of the matter is that many attacks start with doctors, administrative workers and the other employees who might not have cybersecurity on the mind. This approach, often referred to under the umbrella term of “social engineering,” is at the core of phishing, pretexting, baiting and several...
By Laura Lovett 04:17 pm January 30, 2020
Dr. Narmadha Kuppuswami has a long history of working in women’s health. Her first experience dates back to her early medical school years in India, during her first clinical rotation.   “I was only 18 or 19 ... [and] there was a patient and that was her sixth pregnancy,” she said. “She was transferred from a clinic with obstructed labor and a possible ruptured uterus, and doctors were scrambling...
By Laura Lovett 03:45 pm January 29, 2020
Telemedicine efforts have been cropping up across the world with the goal of bringing specialty care to more underserved regions.  One such example comes from Yaya Mbaoua, CEO of The Mbaoua Group, which has been an integral part of a pilot program to bring telemedicine to Zimbabwe. He will be speaking about his experiences at HIMSS20 in his session “Transforming Africa’s Health Crisis with...
By Dave Muoio 02:49 pm January 29, 2020
While many would agree that healthcare is turning a corner with increasing focus on patient-friendly experiences and the consumerization of healthcare services, not every attempt in this area has been a home run. These shortcomings have been particularly disappointing in the realm of digital, where a successful, well-designed implementation of a patient-centered resource has so much to offer...
By Dave Muoio 05:01 pm January 24, 2020
Pamphlets and binders are old hat when it comes to take-home patient education. Instead, a growing number of providers are referring their patients to mobile apps and other digital resources. It’s an approach that South Shore Health System’s Luke Poppish says comes with a number of major benefits for a health system — an app platform is easy to update with new information, is more convenient to...
By Laura Lovett 04:47 pm January 24, 2020
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence and virtual technologies are quickly changing the patient experience. Today, provider organizations are grappling with questions about the best ways to integrate these tools into the practice. “Historically, we focused on human innovations in healthcare to really drive patient experience, but we are now not only focusing on human factors like...