- Put the customer first, every time
- Use big data more effectively, and enable data through better technology
- Cooperate and compete
- And pioneer new paths
Everyone should read the Health Populi post Patients play a starring role at #HIMSS14 penned by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn. She describes how the roles of patients, people, and caregivers (Health Consumer) are critical in driving "The Triple Aim." She also makes the point that patients need to become more health literate and involved in the decision-making process. Patients took center stage this year at HIMSS with the new Connected Patient Gallery. The Society for Participatory Medicine also took an active role throughout the conference, including an opening keynote from e-Patient Dave deBronkart, lots of great sessions and closing out with a passionate talk from Regina Holliday.
Carolyn Fishman from Dicom Grid posted Finding the Right Technology Vendor for You which suggests three things medical institutions should do when shopping for new tech:
- Consider Workflow
- Figure out "Pain Points"
- Do extensive research on potential vendors
Dr. Geeta Nayyar has two excellent posts for the Carnival, first an interview with Dr. Dave Levin titled Dave Levin, M.D. Offers Insights on Power of mHealth. They discuss how PatientPoint mHealth empowers the patient and enables a much better relationship with medical professionals. This allows for healthcare services to be delivered in a more personal way, much like how consumerism has changed in other industries. She also wrote Taking a Deep Dive into HIMSS14 which highlights some of the "can't miss" sessions. She references Mark Bertolini's keynote address, the Nemours tour, and two pre-conference symposiums.
Matt Jenkins at M*Modal wrote The Coding Revolution Will Not Be (Completely) Computerized. He makes the case that CAC and completely automated coding is still a ways away at this point and quality human coders will still be needed come Oct. 1. He makes a strong case that only through collaboration, teamwork and technology will our industry make it successfully through this transition.
Mike Smith at the Huffington Post submitted Healthcare Technology and Hillary -- It Takes a Village. He predicted that Hillary Clinton would focus on enrollment technology and Obamacare in her Keynote Address. He reinforced CMS and healthcare providers need to work together in order for Obamacare to work. Smith states that Obamacare will work because voters run our democracy and the people who vote are the ones who are clamoring for access to healthcare.
Paul Horstmeier, SVP at Health Catalyst provided a Round Up of HIMSS 2014 Presentations on the State of Healthcare Analytics. As expected, presenters at HIMSS 2014 provided a wealth of information on how analytics are helping to shape a healthcare in many ways including population health, ACOs, clinical integration, data governance, predictive modeling, and ICD9 to 10 migration and many others. The brief summaries of Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 includes key highlights from health care experts from Catholic Health Initiatives, Mercy Health Select, UPMC, Baylor Quality Alliance, Valence Health, Ohio Health group, Wolters Kluwer, Chilmark, Well Med, the Michigan Value Collaborative, North Memorial, Texas Childrens’s Hospital and Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
In the post Microsoft Health Users Group Celebrates Recipients of 2014 Innovation Awards at HIMSS Steve Aylward of Microsoft announces the winners of the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) Innovation Awards. The awards recognize customers and partners improving patient care using Microsoft technology and I served as one of the judges this year. There were some fantastic submissions and it was very difficult to pick winners as some really impressive innovation was showcased.