Close to 42,000 healthcare tech professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world converged on Las Vegas last week to attend the annual HIMSS Conference. The emids booth provided a spot for attendees to rest and recharge with energy shots and comfortable, powered seating that allowed visitors to charge up their devices.
Highlights From HIMSS16
With more than 300 educational sessions and three floors of exhibits featuring more than 1,300 vendors, there was a lot to take in, and several highlights. More than 100,000 tweets went out related to #HIMSS16 during the week of the event from over 18,000 Twitter users, averaging more than a thousand tweets per hour.
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt and National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, discussed the current state of healthcare in a co-presentation. Health IT has made great strides over the past five years, they said, pointing to the adoption of EHRs as an example, but emphasized that there is much work to be done. Interoperability and data sharing is a particular area of concern.
As keynote speaker, Peyton Manning discussed leadership and player safety in the NFL. He waited a few days to announce his retirement from the game, but sat down with Dr. Robert Heyer, team physician for the Carolina Panthers and president of the NFL Physicians Society, to chat some about the NFL’s own electronic health records system, among other items.
emids at HIMSS16
For the emids team, HIMSS16 was a great success. Our Second Annual CXO Challenge was a hit—the winner, David Notari, CEO of Innovation Health, stomped his way to the win with 98,851 steps in just two-and-a-half days. The event was a meaningful demonstration of the ways that wearable technology is shaping the healthcare industry.
Visitors to the emids booth also enjoyed demos of some of our latest products, including:
- aspire: This comprehensive HIT training tool provides the knowledge necessary to become a stronger player in the healthcare IT industry by upgrading HIT knowledge through aspire HIT and aspire PROVIDER certification courses for individuals or enterprises.
- Apex: emids’ newest data governance solution is a fully configurable cloud-based data management solution designed especially for enterprise providers, payers, ACOs and care and wellness management organizations. Customers can select any custom analytics platform for integrating into this framework. The solution can be plugged into the customer’s existing data management infrastructure via the solution’s interfaces.
What are some of your favorite highlights from HIMSS16?