Author: Jim McKeen

About The Author

Jim McKeen

Business Development Manager, Healthcare. Jim has over 25 years of experience working in the technology and healthcare industries. He is extremely active in the healthcare community, serving as an active member of ACHE, HIMSS, SFHHA, and HFMA.

5 Key Takeaways from HIMSS Annual Conference

HIMSS Annual Conference 2017 was abound in talks, events and sessions that gave valuable insights into the state of the Healthcare IT industry, and its priorities for 2017 and beyond. The annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference is the signature event of the year in the world of Healthcare IT. 43,000 Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) professionals attended HIMSS17 in Orlando this February. Predictably, uncertainty regarding regulations and the top three HIT buzz terms (population health, interoperability, and cybersecurity) were prevalent. However, underlying these topics were other important threads giving a valuable insight into the state of the...

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5 Sessions We’re Looking Forward to At HIMSS 2017

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. 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...

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HIMSS 2016 Conference & Exhibition: Are You Going?

AAJ Technologies has been deeply involved in revolutionizing healthcare IT for almost two decades, and we’re certainly not going to stop. We’re active members of several healthcare associations, including HIMSS. So the annual HIMSS conference in Las Vegas is always a highlight of our year, and this year’s conference is no exception. More than 40,000 participants including health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world are expected to be there this year. It’s the best way to find new, innovative ways to transform healthcare through IT. The HIMSS conference is a great place for networking or...

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What the CSC Hierarchy Tells Us About IT in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is, and has been, behind the curve when it comes to understanding the connection between information technology (IT) and patient care. That is, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are not optimizing technologies that can lead to improvements that support the patient experience In fact, doctors and nurses are not even apprised of the benefits that IT can bring to their organizations and patients. As patient care, rightfully, is a top priority at healthcare facilities, this disconnect continues to undermine the industry as a whole. For any industry to remain vital in this day and age, modern...

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How Hospital Tech can Bolster Bedside Manner

For the majority of people, going to the doctor is not a whole lot of fun. Even if it is for nothing more than a routine checkup, the buildup of anxiety and fear that something could be wrong makes many people uncomfortable. Talking frankly about health issues and other concerns is not something that most of us are used to doing, and an unpleasant or unprofessional interaction with a hospital staff can be distressing. In that regard, bedside manner is a vitally important skill that too many hospitals continue to overlook.   While going to a good medical school, gaining...

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3 Reasons Why the Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Is Booming

IT is often too narrowly defined as the systems, such as Microsoft SharePoint, business process automation and cloud computing infrastructure, which help to make corporate business enterprises more efficient. Yet, in reality, these systems are used in arenas far and wide; in particular, they are being leveraged more and more by healthcare providers and hospitals. As a result, IT, specifically cloud computing technology, is booming in the healthcare industry. In fact, the global healthcare cloud computing market is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) or 21.95 percent between now and 2019. While there are a...

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