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 Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a recognized leader in enterprise virtual care technology serving life sciences, payers and provider organizations seeking best-in-class digital solutions to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs between visits. Bridging the gap between the clinic and the home, the Medocity Virtual Care Platform enables optimized engagement and continuous care for patients with chronic and complex conditions. Medocity’s award-winning technology combines condition management, remote monitoring, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, and telehealth interventions in a single cloud-based ecosystem. Accessible in real time on any device or operating system, the Medocity platform integrates with EMRs, digital assistants, and hundreds of connected sensors delivering meaningful patient-centered care away from the hospital or clinic. Virtual care. Real outcomes.™
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