The 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS 2017) Conference is fast approaching. More than 40,000 global health IT leaders will spend the week networking, learning and collaborating here in Orlando. Because the conference and exhibition are so extensive, HIMSS offers online orientation webinars to ensure that you hit the ground running. But there are still more than 300 sessions to choose from, so we thought we’d share five that we’re looking forward to.

  1. HOW CLOUD DRIVES INNOVATION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Wednesday, February 22, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Room: W307A

Agility is essential in a rapidly-evolving marketplace, and this is a major reason why digital transformation is critical for healthcare organizations. Cloud technology allows for loosely coupled systems, which can respond to sudden demand spikes elastically and can be scalable in design to accommodate long-term growth. Get the details on how Christiana Care Health System approached these challenges from Randy Gaboriault, who chairs the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), the first statewide health information exchange in the U.S.A.

Review Session Details: http://www.himssconference.org/session/how-cloud-drives-innovation-and-digital-transformation

  1. THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE PARADIGM

Wednesday, February 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tangerine Ballroom, F3

In healthcare IT, it’s vital to keep the patient at the center. Hear from Christine Holt, the CEO of Holy Redeemer Health System, how this 26-facility network transformed their patient experience and empowered patients as equal partners in their own care. She’ll outline the part technology plays in improving patient experience and engagement at their organization. Based on Holy Redeemer’s outcomes and lessons learned during the planning and implementation of their own initiative. she’ll offer a blueprint for your own digital transformation journey.

Review Session Details: http://www.himssconference.org/session/patient-experience-paradigm

  1. LEGACY DECOMMISSIONING: PLANNING, SAVINGS, AND MEANINGFUL DATA

Tuesday, February 21, 2:30- 3:30 p.m. Room: W311A

Many organizations hesitate to retire legacy systems because there’s so much data tied up in them. However, it is possible to maintain access, and the benefits are numerous. The presenters will discuss principles, process, and lessons learned as they walk you through a case study of legacy decommissioning.

Review Session Details: http://www.himssconference.org/session/legacy-decommissioning-planning-savings-meaningful-data

  1. REMOVING BARRIERS FROM MIGRATING TO THE HYBRID CLOUD

Monday, February 20th, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Room: W204A

About 45% of healthcare organizations have yet to migrate any significant operations to the cloud. A trio of experts with more than half a century of combined healthcare IT experience, the speakers will address concerns about security and patient care. During this one-hour session, they’ll contrast different cloud models and network connectivity options. They’ll share their expertise on how to identify and remove barriers that are holding you back from migrating applications to the cloud. Time is set aside for participants to share their specific challenges and crowdsource solutions.

Review Session Details: http://www.himssconference.org/session/removing-barriers-migrating-hybrid-cloud

  1. HOW LOCATION INTELLIGENCE ADDS VALUE TO HEALTHCARE OPERATION

Wednesday, February 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Room: 304A

GIS and spatial analysis offer unprecedented and rapidly updated access to information. GIS can be used to identify and track trends, conduct well-planned interventions, and focus outreach campaigns where they’re most needed. Mark Zirkelbach and Brian Jacobs will share which GIS applications are currently yielding ROI, illustrate how GIS drives engagement, and explain how location-based services empower patients to make smart healthcare choices.

Review Session Details: http://www.himssconference.org/session/how-location-intelligence-adds-value-healthcare-operation

 

Clearly, this is just a sampling of the diverse offerings at HIMSS 2017 this year. However, if all this hasn’t whetted your appetite enough, don’t forget that Murray Izenwasser VP, Digital Transformation at AAJ Technologies will be presenting “PatientView 360: Improving your Patient Marketing, Relationship and Profitability” on Wednesday, February 22, from 10:15-10:45 a.m. at the MuleSoft Booth #7261.

Find out more about the presentation here: https://www.mulesoft.com/himss

Visit the AAJ Technologies website