What Would Have Been Announced at HIMSS20

On March 5, 2020, following recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIMSS announced that it was clearly necessary to cancel the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition.

Although HIMSS20 was cancelled, here are some announcements that would have been released at the conference.

Reach Consensus with J2 Global’s New Interoperability Platform
J2 Global, Inc. (@j2global) the leader in digital cloud faxing, announced an unparalleled opportunity for healthcare providers to move from paper faxing to a comprehensive interoperability system through an easy-to-use platform that connects healthcare organizations through the entire continuum-of-care. Called Consensus, the platform offers one comprehensive connection with a simple, inbox-like dashboard to manage all incoming and outgoing patient documents including cloud faxes, Direct secure messaging, patient query and API integration into exchanges.

CynergisTek CEO Emeritus Mac McMillan Receives John A. Page Distinguished Fellows Service Award from HIMSS
HIMSS announced Mac McMillan, CEO emeritus and founder of CynergisTek, (@cynergistek), a leader in cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, as recipient of the 2020 John A. Page Distinguished Fellows Service Award. The award honors HIMSS Fellow Members for a lifetime of exceptional service, outstanding contributions to the principles for which HIMSS stands, and acting as a role model to the HIMSS community.

GlobalMed Announces Enhanced Virtual Health Platform and New Delivery Systems
GlobalMed (@GlobalMed_USA), a provider of virtual health solutions, has announced integration enhancements to its virtual health platform eNcounter®, a new backpack telehealth exam station, and a lighter, more affordable exam camera.

DrFirst and GoHipo Partner to Use Telehealth to Fight High Relapse Rates After Substance Abuse Treatment by Addressing Major Gaps in Post-Inpatient Rehabilitation
Relapse rates for people recovering from substance abuse are between 40% and 60%, but a new approach to post-discharge care aims to help people beat the odds. DrFirst (@DrFirst) and GoHipo are collaborating to keep patients connected with their treatment centers’ care teams using a mobile app for secure messaging and telehealth services. DrFirst is a pioneer in technology, support, and services that connect people at touchpoints of patient care. GoHipo is a healthcare software and information systems development company that supports continuity of care for addiction treatment.

Diameter Health to Unveil New FHIR Product Capabilities
Diameter Health (@DiameterHealth) announced it will unveil new product capabilities with HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). Now its customers can share actionable, FHIR-conformant clinical data across the healthcare ecosystem for use in applications from population health management to quality reporting. As a result, more data will be put into the hands of payers, providers, and patients themselves.

New Telehealth Capability Helps Healthcare Providers Connect with Patients and Other Clinicians in Novel Ways
DrFirst (@DrFirst), a pioneer in technology, support, and services that connect people at touchpoints of patient care, announced a new telehealth feature for DrFirst’s Backline® care collaboration tool. By partnering with Agora.io, the leading voice, video and live interactive streaming platform, Backline now enables clinicians to connect with patients and other healthcare providers in real-time, from anywhere in the world.

Vivify Health Announces New Dashboards with Business Intelligence Capabilities
Vivify Health (@VivifyHealth), the developer of the nation’s leading connected care platform for holistic patient care and engagement, announced the availability of its new dashboards with reporting capabilities. The dashboards provide an intuitive overview of populations and programs within the clinical setting for more informed and expedient patient care.

VisiQuate Shares Expanded Ana Analytics Chatbot, Robotic Process Automation and Chronic Care Management Capabilities
See how analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be used more easily and effectively to achieve peak business health. VisiQuate will be unveiling and demonstrating a host of innovations centered around Ana, its 24×7 AI-powered data analyst and virtual revenue cycle expert.

Holy Name Health and Medicomp Systems to Premiere Internally Developed EHR System
Medicomp Systems (@MedicompSys), a provider of clinician-driven, point-of-care solutions that fix EHRs, and Holy Name Health, a comprehensive 361-bed acute care facility providing compassionate and personalized care, announced the unveiling of Harmony EHR, a new solution developed by Holy Name Health that is powered by Medicomp’s Quippe Clinical Data Engine.

Rhinogram to Partner with athenahealth
Rhinogram (@rhinogram) and (@athenahealth) share first-hand how their partnership gives athenahealth’s network access to simple, efficient and secure virtual care via the Rhinogram telehealth platform. Last October, Rhinogram announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program.