HIMSS21 Health and Safety Hub
Welcome to the HIMSS21 Health and Safety Hub. This webpage is regularly updated with information about plans for health and safety protocols for attendees, exhibitors and staff on-site at HIMSS21.
HIMSS is monitoring the evolving public health guidance regarding large gathering settings and will continue to provide updates and additional guidance. HIMSS continues to ask all attendees, exhibitors, and HIMSS staff to follow all applicable regulations and make informed choices about travel, onsite, and external engagement.
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HIMSS21 Hashtag Guide
In order to compartmentalize your favorite areas of healthcare, we are happy to bring you a selection of topical hashtags to keep your social feeds focused on what matters most to you!
Find all of HIMSS’s favorite hashtags and to find key events, programs and initiatives related to each of these hashtags. Don’t forget to bookmark this page to help you keep your feeds organized, and join in the digital conversation year-round!
Accelerate Announces Digital Platform Launch
Accelerate has entered the global health ecosystem as a purpose-built digital platform that drives 365 healthcare transformation by connecting health professionals to insights from peers and thought leaders, professional development tools, networking opportunities and curated content—anytime, anywhere.
Accelerate’s initial development has come from HIMSS, the global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology.
Our Studio Booth 3700
Check out these Sessions
The Current State and Future Direction of Genomics and Precision Medicine
Monday, August 9 at 11:15 am – 12:15 pm PDT
Venetian, San Polo 3401
Speakers: Joel Diamond, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 2bPrecise, Maulik Purohit, MD, Chief Innovation Lead & Associate CMIO, University Hospitals, & Nephi Walton, MD, Assistant Professor of Genomic Medicine, Geisinger Health System
The implementation of precision medicine and use of our genomic data are becoming more widely applied in healthcare. As we learn more about the genetic basis of disease and more genetic therapies begin to emerge, this data plays a more critical role. Major EHR vendors have recognized this trend and begun to implement different infrastructures that allow for the integration of genomics data.
The speakers will outline challenges that impede precision medicine and the successful integration of genomic data into our EHRs and clinical workflows. These challenges include the lack of information technology (IT) infrastructure, poor physician literacy around genetics, consumer confusion and finding a home for genomic data within the EHR.
Toward Precision Health: Privacy and Interoperability
Tuesday, August 10 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT
Venetian, San Polo 3404
Speakers: Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer for HIMSS, Dr. Ran Balicer, Chief Innovation Officer for Clalit Health Services, Mary Harney, Independent Director & Business Adviser, former Minister for Health and Children for Ireland, Pascal Lardier, VP Events & Media Content, HIMSS International, and Kevn Ross, PhD, CEO, Precision Driven Health
Personalizing health and care is a key objective for the digital transformation of health systems around the world. Precision health goes one step further: integrating various sources of health insights – including medical, multi-omics and lifestyle data as well as social determinants of health – to improve clinical and financial outcomes, accelerate treatment research and promote a much needed shift from acute to preventive health and care. This extra step, however, is pushing the frontiers of privacy and interoperability and requiring a new approach to data governance and professional development. Are we ready for what’s next in health? This session will convene international experts to discuss strategies and innovative approaches to moving towards precision health.
Improving Healthcare Outcomes by Enhancing Data Quality
Wednesday, August 11 at 10:15 am – 11:15 am PDT
Venetian, Murano 3201
Speakers: Paul Wilder, Executive Director, Commonwell Health Alliance, & Sandi Mitchell, RPH, MSIS, FASHP, VHIE Clinical Data Quality Management Team Lead, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
The journey from data sharing to improved health outcomes is dependent on high-quality clinical data. Without it, it is difficult for providers to make the best clinical decisions possible, and the ability to optimize care processes and coordinated care becomes an impediment to improving health outcomes. CommonWell Health Alliance (CHA), the veterans’ health information exchange, and CHA members have collaborated to create a new Data Quality Framework in order to evaluate real clinical data to establish improvement activities to incrementally improve the quality and consistency. The framework strives to enhance clinicians’ abilities to improve patient outcomes so that data exchanged can be easily ingested into receiving systems and used by clinicians for decision-making.
Also catch Paul Wilder at our HealthcareNOW Radio Studio booth 3700 at 3:30 pm where he will join Jim Tate & Roberta Mullin on their Daily Show!
Unleashing Unstructured Value Through Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, August 11 at 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM PDT
Caesars, Booth C200 – Interoperability Showcase – Theater
Speakers: Therasa Bell, Karim Galil, CEO Mendal Ai, Michael Marchant, Director – System Integration & Health Information Exchange U.C. Davis, Frank Toscano, Head of Product Management Consensus Cloud Solutions
The session will explore the difficult challenges healthcare has faced in structuring and sharing data, as well as how AI can help close technology gaps and unlock the potential of these important documents to improve the delivery of healthcare, quality reporting, research, and safety.
The Implementation of AI to Predict Ventilator Utilization
Wednesday, August 11 at 11:45 am – 12:45 pm PST
Venetian, Murano 3201
Speakers: Dr. Maulik P. Purohit, MD, MPH, Clinical Innovation Lead and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, University Hospitals; and Dr. John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Jvion
Covid-19 has put immense strain on ICU resources. Dr. Purohit and Dr. Frownfelter will share the findings from a study demonstrating that clinical AI can predict ventilator utilization and mortality more accurately than traditional predictive analytics, helping to better triage resources in a surge caused by COVID-19 or other emergencies.
Ask Dr. Don Rucker: How New APIs Will Change Population Health
Wednesday, August 11 at 3:45 PM – 4:05 PM PDT
Sands, Hall D – Booth 6639 – Lightning Session
Speaker: Donald Rucker , MD,MS,MBA
Dr. Rucker will present for about 20 minutes, followed by a meet-and-greet at the Lightbeam Booth (Sands Booth #2060).
Discover how all healthcare organizations can benefit when patient data flows occur without additional excessive cost or technical barriers. Join former ONC National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. Don Rucker, for a special Q&A-style discussion focused on how modern APIs have the potential to transform population health and how the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act will serve as a stimulus for innovation and better, safer patient care.
Applying Clinical AI to Reduce Readmissions by More than 20%
Wednesday, August 11 at 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm PST
Venetian, Murano 3201
Speakers: Dr. Zenobia Brown, MD, MPH, VP and Medical Director, Northwell Health Solutions; and Hallie Bleau, NP, Assistant VP, Northwell Health
Reducing readmissions is a value-based care priority. In this session, learn how Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York State, reduced readmissions by 23.6% by augmenting their post-discharge workflows with clinical AI to better address non-clinical barriers to care and risk factors.
Stop by these Exhibitors
MobileSmith Health Chief Client Officer and host of Healthcare APPtitude, Bruce Kennedy, will be onsite at HIMSS in the HealthcareNOW Radio show lineup at booth #3700. Airing weekdays at 3pm, 11pm, and 7am ET on HealthcareNOW Radio, the show takes a look at the complex patient engagement and empowerment challenges faced by all healthcare organizations. Bruce will be joined at HIMSS by Les Jordan, MobileSmith Health’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer, where they’ll sit down with Christel Anderson, the Vice President of Informatics for HIMSS. In this engaging discussion, they’ll review mobile technology advancements and dive into the need for hospitals to improve perioperative patient engagement and remote patient adherence.
Scriptel, a provider of e-signature devices and signature capture technology, will be represented at HIMSS by its Chief Executive Officer, John Powers, who will be onsite at booth #4043. Recently named CEO, Powers will share his perspective on the proliferation of signature capture and the steady move away from paper in healthcare today. In addition, Scriptel will be making a product announcement during the show. Keep up with Scriptel at HIMSS and join in on the conversation by following them on Twitter @scriptelcorp.