Complementing Visions for Healthcare’s Future
Two major healthcare technology conferences dominated March — and Florida — with complementary outlooks on innovating and reimagining care delivery.
ViVE, newly launched as a combined effort of CHIME and HLTH, highlighted advances in digital health through insightful sessions available online and in person in Miami. Experts discussed health equity, value-based care and strong partnerships for better business outcomes. When discussing the importance of strategic partnerships, Aimee Quirk, CEO of Ochsner Ventures at Louisiana-based Ochsner Health, said that healthcare organizations need to think about different approaches and models that will help them find success.
Healthcare organizations looking to focus their impact and scale after working with hundreds of companies need to find partners with a “small story and big story,” said Aaron Martin, executive vice president and chief digital officer of Providence.
“Your small story is how you are going to generate an awesome ROI for us in a very short period of time,” Martin said. “It’s the problem that we really care about that we’ve got to get fixed now. And then the big story is, how does this become more than that small story over time?”
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At HIMSS22, which had digital sessions and in-person events in Orlando, experts highlighted advancements and pain points for at-home acute care services and interoperability. “Moving care safely out of a billion-dollar high-tech hospital and into people’s homes is no small feat,” said Joan Imrich, director of advanced analytics at Johnson & Johnson.
“Hospital at home is an exciting concept,” she added. “It’s more than a trend. We see that it holds promise for achieving all components of the Quadruple Aim and potentially reducing health disparities.”
Up next is the annual American Telemedicine Association conference in May, taking place in person in Boston. The three-day event will explore the latest in the virtual care landscape.