HIMSS19 will convene Feb. 11-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Jan 29 2019

HIMSS 2019: Tech’s Role in Improving Value Is on the Rise

At the annual health IT conference, providers, vendors, experts and others will convene to discuss the growth of telehealth, cybersecurity, technology in senior care and more.

Value continues to be a top priority for healthcare organizations and senior living communities, with providers striving to simultaneously enhance the delivery of care and patient and resident satisfaction. Technology’s role in this process cannot be understated, especially as more and more organizations grow increasingly connected.

Such efforts and more will be highlighted at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 11-15. HealthTech will be on the ground at the Orange County Convention Center covering how technology is shaping both healthcare and senior care, sharing stories, insights and analysis from providers and other experts throughout the week.

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Innovation in senior care will take center stage at the Healthy Aging and Technology Symposium. Speakers including Sheri Rose, CEO and executive director of the Thrive Center, and Samsung Chief Medical Officer David Rhew will discuss topics such as strategies for innovating memory care and how emerging technologies are addressing care gaps in the industry at large.

Michael Skaff, COO for California-based Jewish Senior Living Group, will continue the conversation around the evolution of technology in senior care, sharing details of his organization’s digital transformation strategy focused on delivering the right services at the right time to patients and residents.

Telehealth also likely will be much-discussed at the show. In particular, Morgan Waller, director of telemedicine business and operations for Children’s Mercy Kansas City, will talk about how the hospital leverages such solutions to provide virtual care for its pediatric patients, sharing best practices, challenges and results.

In addition, several sessions will focus on cybersecurity, always a hot topic for healthcare IT leaders. Karl West, CISO for Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, will lead a discussion focusing on the importance of data security as it pertains to supply chain management for providers. Meanwhile, Tom Stafford, vice president and CIO of Halifax Health in Florida, will talk about his organization’s strategy for identifying cyberthreats and mitigating their impact.

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And be sure not to miss Tuesday’s opening keynote session focusing on the impact of consumer-directed information exchange on the healthcare marketplace. Panelists for the discussion include Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. CTO and co-founder of the CARIN Alliance; former National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who now serves as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; former Health and Human Services Department Secretary Michael Leavitt; and current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.

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