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The Scoop – Special HIMSS Edition | Apple Watch Apps to Watch | Live from the Floor April 17, 2015

Filed under: Corporate — CMI/Compas @ 5:15 pm

The HIMSS Conference has been dominating our industry’s news, and with good reason – it contains all the elements of a good story: intrigue, innovation, and even drama. Our expert on the scene is CMIO Dr. Susan Dorfman, who curated just for you some of the best information coming from HIMSS. That’s right – today’s Scoop is the Dr. D edition.

Susan shared: Observing the event from the floor to the breakout sessions, data analytics, population health and interoperability were the buzz and with that so was data security. Consumerism was a hot topic, with the concept of putting patient at the center as we transition from supply-based to demand-based systems surprisingly coming from Bruce Broussard, CEO of Humana – which was a quite unexpected. Imagine payors putting patient choices first!!!

Here are some articles piquing Susan’s interest (links are in the titles, and descriptions of each are from Healthcare IT News except for my comments in brackets):

HIMSS15 Keynote: Value, interoperability are keys to success
U.S. healthcare must transition from a supply-based to a demand-based system, with patient choice at the center, said Bruce Broussard, Humana’s president and CEO, at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition on Tuesday.

NFL completes technology integration
With all 32 teams live with an interoperable EHR and related systems, the National Football League is gaining ground in several areas related to player health and safety.

ICD-10: What’s different this time?
The healthcare industry is now closer than it’s ever been to an ICD-10 compliance deadline — if only in calendar days.

CMS lays out vision for Stage 3 meaningful use
If Robert Anthony had his choice, “it wouldn’t be called the Stage 3 meaningful use regulation,” he said at HIMSS15 on Monday.

Health tools for Apple Watch arrive
One of the hottest mHealth devices at HIMSS15 isn’t even available yet. [Scoopers – remember Wednesday’s Scoop about WebMD’s app for Apple Watch? Epocrates, Doximity and others will also have apps and we can’t wait to check them out!]

Patient-led innovation
Enhance, expand and evolve. That’s what Walgreens is doing, and what the healthcare industry as a whole should focus on, said Alex Gourlay at the 2015 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Monday.

CMS talks freshly proposed changes to MU2
Change is coming to Stage 2 Meaningful Use, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday, as a new rule aims to cut back on redundancies and solve a few headaches healthcare providers have expressed over the program.

Intelligent hospital, home on display
What makes a hospital intelligent? Based on exhibits in the Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS15, it’s all about tracking, mobile and interconnectivity.

EMRs can be costly in malpractice suits
The numbers drew audible gasps from the audience: $1.7 million here, $7.5 million there.

Next up: The Internet of Relevant Things
Amid the world’s largest instance of the Epic EHR, future focus is on drilling down to the individual patient level.

Learning system aims to cut education cycle by years
We live in a time when X-rays are delivered to clinicians within minutes and text messages deliver diagnostic alerts within seconds.

We also saw some great HIMSS coverage from the likes of blogger John Lynn, maven Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (check out her experience covering Hillary and George W at the event – talk about drama!) and MedCityNews.

-Carly Kuper, VP, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications

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