HIMSS Highlights 2015

Hhimss15_200HIMSS 15 is officially over. The booths are all taken down and the thousands of exchanged business cards and scanned badges are being sorted. We are editing and remixing our audios and videos. Look for some each day as we post and promote them on HealthcareNOWradio.com.

When I wasn’t spending time in the Georgia Pavilion and Carol wasn’t videotaping with Gregg Masters, we had some opportunities to meet up with more companies to get some thoughts on trends and products transforming healthcare through technology. Here are the first of our releases.

HIMSS Highlights with Roberta

Devin Jopp is the President and CEO of WEDI. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of Health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency and to reduce costs of the American healthcare system. Hear Devin discuss the new Bundled Payments and ACO taskforces and who should get involved.

Lee Barrett is the Executive Director of EHNAC. The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. Hear Lee talk about the new accreditation program for personal health record (PHR) and patient portal vendors they are developing with DirectTrust.

Andrew Hicks is the Director, Healthcare Practice Lead for Coalfire. Coalfire is an independent IT audit firm serving as a trusted advisor in several industry sectors including healthcare. Hear Andrew discuss why it is important to use a third party auditor during all stages of system implementations.

Terry Edwards is the President and CEO of PerfectServe. PerfectServe is a single, unified communications platform that connects clinicians in any care setting, across the care continuum, inside or outside of your organization. Hear Terry talk about the survey they have just conducted on the role of communication in population health management.

HIMSS Highlights with Carol

Jeff Kaplan is the Chief Strategy Officer for ZirMed. ZirMed empowers healthcare organizations of all sizes and types to optimize revenue and population health with the nation’s only comprehensive end-to-end platform of cloud-based financial and clinical performance management solutions—including claims and A/R management, charge integrity, patient access and engagement, population risk management, and cost and utilization. Hear Jeff discuss predictive analytics and how ZirMed is helping providers overcome challenges.

Alan Portela is the CEO of AirStrip. AirStrip improves healthcare delivery with mobile interoperability solutions that unite clinicians and patients across geographic, technology and workflow boundaries. Alan discusses the connection of mHealth and telehealth with interoperability of personal health data.

Albert Santalo is the President and CEO of CareCloud. CareCloud is a open platform cloud-based practice management and EHR vendor. Hear Albert define what a healthcare “platform” really means.

Morris Panner is the CEO of DICOM Grid. DICOM Grid’s integrated solution will transform your image management. Find out what a medical selfie is and how it can be part of your healthcare.

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