Consider these Sessions and Activities at HIMSS23

April 17–21, 2023 McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago IL

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is the most influential health information technology event of the year, where 40,000+ professionals throughout the global health ecosystem meet to build relationships during lively networking events, learn from experts in hot topic education sessions and discover innovative health tech products to solve their greatest challenges.

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Health Gorilla

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Synaptic Health Alliance
Beyond Blockchain: Real-world Applications of Distributed Ledgers for Healthcare

Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM CT at the North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 7946 | Interoperability Showcase

Join them for a unique mix of networking and education at the Blockchain Breakfast Panel. This event allows attendees to network over a complimentary breakfast and hear from industry leaders as they discuss the real-world applications for distributed ledger technology (DLT) in healthcare today and how DLT is moving beyond the blockchain associated with cryptocurrency.

*Registration requested, space is limited. There is no additional fee and a light, complimentary breakfast will be served to all registered guests. Please register by completing the survey.

Consensus Cloud Solutions

Hall A Booth #1876
Interop Showcase Hall B #7946-45

  • Tuesday 4/18 at 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Central – Interoperability Thought-Leadership Session: Using AI and Modern Fax Capabilities to Reduce Administrative Burden
  • Tuesday 4/18, Wednesday 4/19 and Thursday 4/20 every 45 minutes after the hour during all exhibit hours – Interoperability Showcase Demonstration: Document Burden Reduction: Fax on FHIR®

Consensus Cloud Solutions will be building a more connected future in healthcare at the highest levels of privacy and security, while helping organizations access meaningful patient data to get the most comprehensive information and make the most informed decisions. At their booth, visitors can play “Drawful” to be entered into a daily raffle to win a Nintendo Switch. Also, Consensus executives will lead several presentations in the Interoperability Showcase:

Vibe Health by eVideon
Inside the Patient Room of the Future at Valley Health System, with our customer Valley Health System

Time: 11:45 AM – 12:05 PM CT in the North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 8300-8313 | Patient Engagement 365

Valley Health System, based in Northern New Jersey, is building for the healthcare experience of the future with their new state of the art hospital, scheduled to open in early 2024. Join Marcia Kuipers, Systems Specialist and Project Manager at Valley Health as she discusses the role that smart room technology plays in advancing the health system’s strategic goals for this project. Learn how Valley Health will leverage smart TVs, digital whiteboards, bedside tablets, and digital door signs to creative an interactive and intuitive experience for patients, families, and their staff.

Marcia Kuipers, Systems Specialist & Project Manager, Valley Health System
Andy Figallo, VP, Partner Success, Vibe Health by eVideon

Venture Connect
Demystifying Digital Therapeutics

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CT at the West Building, Level 1 | W196 A

Digital Therapeutics continue to gain traction in the market, garnering interest from investors, entrepreneurs, and providers alike. This panel will introduce DTx at a high-level, introduce market dynamics and use cases, and discuss opportunities/challenges for engaging investors and providers.

  • Provide an overview of Digital Therapeutics (DTx) – defining the product, market, and key use cases
  • Discuss market needs and adoption – including how to better engage/educate consumers and providers about new therapies
  • Outline metrics of interest for investors – addressing how to get traction in a shifting fundraising landscape
  • Overview the regulatory process for new Digital Therapeutics (with an emphasis on US process – FDA, etc.)

This session is part of the Venture Connect agenda and requires separate registration.

Northshore University Health System
Implementing an AI NLP Tool to Address SDOH Needs

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CT at the South Building, Level 1 | S105 C

NorthShore, in partnership with Linguamatics, is developing a natural language processing (NLP) system to extract important insights hidden in our vast amounts of unstructured data. The initial use case is to identify and extract social determinants of health (SDOH) data.

Trust me, I’m an (AI) doctor: What’s Needed for Medical NLP in the age of Massive Language Models

Time: 2:15 PM – 2:35 PM CT at the Innovation Hub Stage

Presenter: Tim O’Connell, M. ENG, M.D., CEO Emtelligent Software Ltd.

Abstract: Recent rapid progress in NLP has occurred thanks to large language models trained on massive amounts of text. We measure the impact of these models on medical NLP. Join us for a discussion of what’s needed for these language models to reach their full potential. These include (i) model training on medical language data rather than web, wikipedia or book data, and (ii) sufficient amounts of expertly annotated, supervised training and test data for the many tasks that are specific to medical NLP.

Fortified Health Security
Managing Cyber Differently: Addressing human capital, escalating threats and critical communications

Cybersecurity Command Center Booth #4309-10

Time: 2:45 PM – 3:05 PM CT at the South Building, Level 2 | Hall A | Booth 4309-4333 | Cybersecurity Command Center – Theater A

Fortified Health Security is working alongside healthcare organizations to address the latest threats, prioritize and implement solutions, and simplify the management of healthcare cybersecurity.

Join Fortified’s Russell Teague, VP Advisory Services, and Ryan Quigg, Regional VP West, on Tuesday at the Cybersecurity Command Center, Theater A for this educational session.

How Revenue Cycle Leaders Are Humanizing Healthcare Payments Through Technology

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT at the West Building, Level 4 | W471 B

Presenter: Ric Sinclair, Chief Commercial Officer, Waystar

Paying for healthcare is an inherently non-transparent process for providers and patients. Our industry was built for patients to access care, health plans to finance that care, and providers to be reimbursed afterwards. Now, with the patient financial responsibility dramatically shifting, that process no longer works.

Join this session to learn how providers are empowering staff and patients with clear, actionable information. They’ll also explore:

  • How the challenges of transparency have evolved over time.
  • New approaches to providing a more transparent experience.
  • The impact of better transparency for both patients and providers.

DocGo, Microsoft, Life365
Virtual First Approach to Augment Consumer Care Delivery at Home

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT at South Building, Level 5 | S501

With the recent Pandemic, we saw significant adoption of Telehealth and other key consumer tools that provided access to healthcare and personal services in a simple, convenient and on-demand way. In fact the Pandemic seemed to accelerate trends that were already in motion (Remote Care, Food Delivery, Transportation, etc.), increasing speed of adoption and demand for similar services on an ongoing basis. Tech-Enabled services and connected platforms continue to expand and play an important role in connecting consumers, especially those in underserved and rural communities, to their appropriate healthcare providers. The Pandemic also provided a significant financial toll on Health Systems, because of lack of ability to do elective surgery, as well as staffing burn-out, employee loss and associated staffing costs. Now, with new models of care emerging, such as Value-Based and Hospital@Home initiatives, as well as Care Innovations, combined with the associated staffing issues and change in consumer demand for healthcare services, it’s more important than ever to utilize key tools upfront with a Virtual First (Digital First) approach as the first line of interaction between the consumer and their care team to increase the standard and quality of care, while taking pressure off the existing healthcare teams.

Health Gorilla

Intermountain Healthcare
Powering a Data-Driven Transformation in Digital Patient Access

Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM CT at the South Building, Level 1 | S105 C

With rising consumer demand for convenient online self-service, legacy SCL Health (now Intermountain Healthcare) laid out a digital transformation strategy focused on helping guide people to engage easily and confidently throughout their health journey, anywhere and anytime. Their strategy focused on improving online patient access, specifically online appointment booking for consumers, meeting consumers where they are across channels, and gaining deeper insights into consumer behavior to help continuously improve the experience. When building this part of the digital roadmap, legacy SCL Health leveraged technology to create easy-to-use online access based on powerful data infrastructure. Standardized provider and location information enterprise-wide allowed them to build out a better consumer experience by activating accurate, consistent data across digital channels. Consumers can now search by symptom or condition, location or care options, view real-time availability, and self-schedule appointments. Additionally, SCL Health can identify search patterns and trends, gain insight into drop-off points in the conversion funnel, and ensure they have the right supply of provider availability to meet demand. A data-driven approach increased online bookings by 21% in less than a year (73% of those were new patients), and provided actionable information on consumer behavior. The result is an outstanding patient access experience.

Speaker: Mona Baset, Vice President, Digital Services, Intermountain Healthcare

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

RWJBarnabas Health and PointClickCare
Leveling Up on Post-Acute Care Collaboration with Network Insights

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT at the South Building, Level 4 | S403

Today, 1 in 4 patients are sent back to the hospital within 30 days of a SNF admission and 40% do not successfully transition from SNF to home or the community. Key drivers of readmissions include limited access to data, poor coordination during transitions of care, and ineffective collaboration between cross-continuum stakeholders. Ultimately, this leads to wasted resources, unnecessary costs, and subpar patient outcomes. In this presentation, health system leaders describe effective strategies for addressing readmissions by focusing on technology-enabled post-acute care management. Their results highlight the importance of sharing data across the network, as well as the value of real-time clinical data and machine learning to support transitions of care and drive deeper collaboration with their post-acute partners.

Danielle Salazar, Assistant Director, Post-Acute Network, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health
Nikki Starrett, MS, Sr. Director, Solution Design, PointClickCare

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Fighting healthcare disparities with analytics and NLP

Time: 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM CT at the North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | HIMSS Connect

According to a recent Gartner survey, 96% of respondents say they either have AI in their deployment pipeline or have already initiated projects. At NorthShore University Health System they’re leveraging analytics capabilities and a new AI initiative around natural language processing to aid in health equity; with the mission of reducing healthcare disparities in the care they provide.

MRO Corp.
Facilitating Seamless Clinical Data Exchange for Optimal Data Usability

Time: 10:45 AM at Interoperability Showcase, North Building, Hall B, Booth #7946

Facilitating optimal clinical data usability via a suite of interoperability tools, curated from 20+ years of experience implementing proprietary and standards-based technology, results in optimal data usability. MRO’s scalable platform is positioned to throttle to the variability in size and scale for all clinical data use cases.

Speaker: Sanket Baralay, Chief Innovation Officer for MRO

The Ohio State University Medical Center
Empowering Patients and Clinicians with Smart Room Technology at The Ohio State University Medical Center

Time: 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM CT in North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 8300-8313 | Patient Engagement 365

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is building a new 1.9M square foot 25-story, 820 bed University Hospital connected to the existing hospitals opening in 2026. With this, emphasis is being placed on the design of the inpatient rooms, specifically the use of smart room technology that will bring autonomy to patients and efficiency to clinicians. Join Kevin Jones, MS, Director of Enterprise Architecture and Health System Informatics at The Ohio State University Medical Center as he shares insights into the planned integrations and how tools such as digital whiteboards and digital doors signs will be utilized to streamline clinical workflow, personalize care delivery, and modernize the healthcare journey for all.

Presented by:
Kevin Jones, MS, Director, Enterprise Architecture & Health System Informatics, The Ohio State University Medical Center

QliqSOFT, Inc.
Digital Engagement: Improve Profitability and Patient Engagement with one Intervention

Time: 1:15 PM – 1:35 PM CT at the North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 8300-8313 | Patient Engagement 365

Improving the patient experience doesn’t have to come at the cost of staff workload or profitability. In this session, we share the experience of two healthcare organizations that achieved success through a single digital interaction.

Speaker: Bobbi Weber, VP, Portfolio Management, QliqSOFT

Wolters Kluwer Health

Booth #431

Time: 2 PM CT in the Microsoft booth #1201 and at 3 PM CT in the Wolters Kluwer booth #431

Wolters Kluwer Health and Microsoft are presenting to provide an update on the organization’s partnership and preview a forthcoming analytics offering for health systems.

Julie Frey, Director of Product Strategy at Wolters Kluwer Health and Amy Berk, MSN, RN, Director of Population Health, U.S. Health and Public Sector at Microsoft will be presenting “From Point of Care Decision and Beyond: Preview of UpToDate Clinical Insights.”

A demo station, “Drive ROI with Advanced Clinical Insights from UpToDate,” will be held throughout the conference at Microsoft’s booth (#1201). This preview will demonstrate the powerful combination of UpToDate’s unparalleled, real-time clinical search data and Microsoft’s market-leading Power Apps, Power BI and Azure technology. Attendees will learn how the collaboration will support healthcare organizations in identifying emerging trends and knowledge gaps to better target areas for strategic improvement in clinical program management and education initiatives.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Vibe Health by eVideon
Geisinger’s Journey with Digital Whiteboards: Measuring the Impact

Time: 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM CT at North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 8300-8313 | Patient Engagement 365

Join Rebecca “Becky” Stametz, VP of Digital Transformation in the Steele Institute for Health Innovation at Geisinger as she shares insights into Geisinger’s deployment of digital whiteboards in 100 inpatient rooms across five sites, ranging from adult specialty to pediatric units. Becky will discuss how Geisinger evaluated the digital experience, including examples of how they measure the value of this technology to patients, families, and care teams.

Rebecca A. Stametz, DEd, MPH, VP, Digital Transformation, Steele Institute for Health Innovation, Geisinger
Jason Friedman, VP, Sales, Vibe Health by eVideon

Wolters Kluwer Health

Booth #431

Transforming Continuing Medical Education with Patients’ Perspectives

Time: 10:30 AM – 11 AM CT in South Building, Level 1 | S104

Jennifer Tirnauer, MD, Senior Deputy Editor for Hematology and Genetics for UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, along with Kelvin Chou, MD, Professor of Neurology from the University of Michigan will present. The session will explore the importance of incorporating patient voices and narratives in diagnosis, clinical workflows, decision support tools, continuing education, and clinician training.

Audacious Inquiry, a PointClickCare Company
HIE and State Medicaid Partnerships: New Sustainability for Technology Funding

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in the South Building, Level 4 | S406 A

The Medicaid Enterprise System (MES) funding and Streamlined Modular Certification (SMC) process replaced expiring HITECH funding on September 30, 2022. This shift impacts health IT funding and long-term financial sustainability for every HIE serving Medicaid programs. In the wake of this funding change, HIEs and their Medicaid program counterparts seek strategies to address new budget constraints while continually advancing IT capabilities and building financial sustainability. Unfortunately, the shift to MES funding comes at a time when HIEs are also evolving into health data utilities (HDUs) to better support state Medicaid programs, public health, at-risk entities, and health equity initiatives. There are new rules. HIEs and state Medicaid programs are both trying to figure them out as they go. This session provides attendees a valuable opportunity to learn from other HIEs how to navigate the new rules of MES funding and SMC process without cutting back on key HIE services. Two leading HIEs demonstrate how they worked collaboratively with Medicaid programs and technology partners to march health IT forward and ensure future financial support in a post-HITECH environment.


  • Moderator: Beth Schwartz, PMP, Partner Engagement Director, Audacious Inquiry, a PointClickCare Company
  • Panelists: Jennifer Searls, MHA, Executive Director, CONNIE and Kyle Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Health Information (VHI)

Baptist Health
EHR Consolidation Empowers Clinicians With Robust Patient Data

Time: 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM CT at the South Building, Level 1 | S104

Stacey Johnston, M.D., M.H.A., CHCIO, and Kat Hasanovic, MSN, RN-BC, of Baptist Health will cover how they consolidated data from multiple inpatient and outpatient practices to a single EHR platform.

Harmony Healthcare IT

Booth 2857

Hear Tower Health’s presentation, Legacy Data: A Blueprint for Archival Success—the First Time!

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT at the McCormick Center, South Building, Room S105C

Hear about one integrated delivery network’s transition to a new EHR and the turbulent-turned-topnotch legacy data management journey that ensued. Learn best practices for effectively managing an archive project and working with a vendor partner. Find out when a vendor pivot may be necessary to gain efficiencies and save the project’s return on investment. Walk away with a blueprint for a successful legacy data archival strategy, including how to document a legacy data plan, assemble the right team, select a vendor, prioritize legacy applications, identify red flags during implementation, and create a standard repeatable archive process.

Speaker: Sidney Dixon, Vice President and Chief Applications Officer at Tower Health.

NCH Healthcare System
EHR Migration Acts as a Catalyst to Optimize Medication Reconciliation

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM CT in the South Building, Level 1 | S104

Kimberly Thorp, RPh, System Director of Pharmacy at NCH Healthcare System, presents a 30-minute session on improving operational efficiency and patient care initiatives with better medication management.

Digital intervention reduces disparities in well-child visits and immunizations

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CT at McCormick Center, South Building – Room S505

AllianceChicago implemented a six-month pilot project in 2021 to reduce disparities in well-child and immunization completions among vulnerable communities. The Child Health Engagement and Coaching Using Patient-centered Innovation (CHEC-UP) project intervention involved using text and an email-based communication system to launch an AI-enabled chatbot to deliver proactive, personalize messages and facilitate appointment scheduling via a parent’s mobile device, tablet or computer. The chatbot assisted families in the network by: forwarding reminders of upcoming visits in their preferred language; initiating dissemination of CDC anticipatory guidance before the visit to enrich dialogue; and facilitating easy appointment scheduling. Twenty-eight percent of families in the intervention group engaged with the chatbot; moreover, this group was 27% more likely to complete a well-child visit and immunization when compared with the control group.

Speaker: Nivedita Mohanty, MD, Chief Research Officer, AllianceChicago