Health IT Expo Extras

The Health IT Expo took place in New Orleans last week and over three days the conference offered an opportunity to learn the latest in health IT analytics, healthcare security, patient engagement, and EHR optimization to name just a few highlights. Networking is always on the agenda if you are with John Lynn’s events.

At the event I was able to meet up with some of the speakers and attendees to get some insights on what they were talking about at the expo. See all my extras on our Soundcloud channel.

Nick Vennaro, Co-Founder of Capto Consulting
Nick presented on how IT leaders can use an outcomes-based approach to contracting to increase performance and innovation at their respective organizations. Nick has led enterprise-scale initiatives for small companies to Fortune 500s and is a leading authority on “as-a-service” models. Hear Nick tell us what inspired his presentation topic and what steps health IT leaders can take to form more strategic partnerships.

Shahzad Ahmad – Vice President of Cloud Operations and Delivery of Next Gate
Shahzad is responsible for the delivery of NextGate’s Cloud offering and 24×7 managed services operations globally. He sat on a panel on EMPI and patient matching. Patient Matching and effectively managing your EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index) is a challenge for every healthcare organization. However, it also proves to be one of the most valuable things you can do to improve patient care in an organization.

Shahzad talks to me about how organizations can take advantage of innovations including cloud computing to improve patient matching and more effectively manage their EMPI. And if healthcare organizations really need an EMPI?