HIMSS 2018 – Recap and Musings
STEPHEN KEELER | VP, Payer & Provider Sales]
I was just one of the 45,000 or so attendees at HIMSS that made their way back and forth through the Sands Convention Hall in Las Vegas.
A steady stream of traffic flowed into the Connected Health Experience in the Bellini Ballroom, where we set up shop along with other like-minded exhibitors. Perhaps because we were out of the main exhibit hall, those who visited us were serious and focused to find solutions to the greatest problems vexing them. For many, a dynamic, enterprise approach to optimal patient engagement was paramount.
Event goers had a palpable sense of urgency. And, with good reason. On Tuesday, the largest payer in the US – namely the United States government – put our industry again on notice, with CMS Administrator Seema Verma and the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who heads up the White House’s Office of American Innovation, leading the charge to keep the focus on enhancing patient-centric care.
We all are getting serious about healthcare transformation. Precision medicine, artificial intelligence, the cloud, interoperability, blockchain and cyber-security were among the big themes in the seminars and talks, all important and very relevant. In the background, the Triple Aim remains an ultimate measure of success and the primary goal. Driving this is the key theme of optimal patient engagement through earlier detection and intervention – but, how do we bend the cost curve, improve outcomes and have higher satisfaction for all?
With Medocity’s platform, all of these objectives are in reach. Providers can very quickly set up and implement at the enterprise level. In fact, one client was able to deploy five programs (CHF/LVAD, Cancer, Depression, Transitional care and Diabetes Type2) within 4 weeks of contract signing. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you. Thanks for a great show, see you next year.
Medocity, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a recognized leader in comprehensive virtual care products and services including chronic condition management, televisits, and remote patient monitoring. Our unique, innovative technology combines multiple telehealth capabilities onto a single, integrated care coordination and management platform, along with robust clinical intelligence including rules-based algorithms, alerts and decision support tools to help drive earlier detection and proactive interventions.
The Medocity platform is specifically designed to enable and improve patient-centered care delivered outside the hospital setting, particularly for patients at home who have chronic conditions responsible for more than 80% of the nation’s annual healthcare spend. By promoting patient-clinician engagement through shared connectivity and virtual technology, we enable rich, real-time interactions between patients, clinicians, care professionals and support teams.
Our vision is to dramatically improve care at lower cost for patients when they need it the most – when they’re at home, on their own, or in between visits with their care providers. Virtually. (http://www.medocity.com)