HIMSS20 Digital

By Laura Lovett 02:40 pm April 29, 2020
When it comes to the healthcare industry, women are still underrepresented in leadership positions. Although 65% of healthcare workers are female and 80% of healthcare decisions are made by women, they make up only about 30% of healthcare leadership, according to an Oliver Wyman report.  However, during the HIMSS20 Digital webinar "Women in Healthcare and Tech: Closing the Gap to Strategic" Amy...
By Dave Muoio 01:28 pm April 29, 2020
The shift toward "aging in place" has been fueled by a range of health monitoring technologies – fall-detection pendants, emergency alert systems, fingertip blood pressure monitors, ECG patches and so on. But the senior population has needs and preferences unique from the general population, creating a home health monitoring challenge that can't simply be solved by sending them home with clinical...
By Dave Muoio 04:19 pm April 23, 2020
Telehealth technologies are often cited as opportunities to address disparities in care. Telehealth services that work alongside a school system's health providers are no exception. Getting these programs off the ground – let alone broadly utilized – is no simple feat. "[These school-based interventions] fall into that health disparity use case, and often require multiple stakeholders to think...
By Laura Lovett 04:27 pm April 22, 2020
While coronavirus has swept across the entirety of the United States, several vulnerable groups are being hit the hardest.  Communities of color, the elderly, and the incarcerated population are facing some of the greatest challenges in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  Last week a group of panelists discussed the impact of COVID-19 on these communities during HIMSS 20 Digital’s webinar “The...
By Laura Lovett 02:54 pm April 21, 2020
In the innovation circuit it’s hard to miss the array of new technologies seeking to address the coronavirus pandemic.  “It felt like there was a whole lot of duplications and a whole lot of innovation going on in silos,” Neil Patel, president of Healthbox and executive vice president of HIMSS, told MobiHealthNews.  He was even seeing these efforts first-hand. Patel explained that his wife is an...
By Laura Lovett 12:02 pm April 16, 2020
Hospital readmission is a common challenge for health systems in the U.S. However, many are now looking to digital tools to help curb the rate of high-admission patients.  This year Atrium Healthcare won a HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for its digitally enabled approach to addressing hospital readmittance.  “With 50 hospitals and a broad footprint, being able to identify individuals who are at...
By Laura Lovett 01:40 pm April 15, 2020
Whether it's tracking the prevalence of an airborne virus or figuring out the best way to shed those last holiday pounds, healthcare impacts everyone on the planet.  Today HIMSS launched its Digital Health Indicator, a measure of progress towards a digital health ecosystem that allows the patient to manage their own health with digital tools.  The organization describes it as “an ecosystem that...
By Dave Muoio 04:53 pm April 14, 2020
By now it's common knowledge that the greatest influence on a patient's health is not their regular doctor's visits or occasional procedure, but the health behaviors, self-management routines and other practices that occur outside of a healthcare setting. With this in mind, the industry has begun a push to integrate their services with day-to-day life – through continuous remote monitors, through...
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By HIMSS 03:09 pm March 24, 2020