The 2018 ePatient Summit hosted by the Northern California Chapter of HIMSS kicked off May 3rd on the campus of UCSF Mission Hills. The goal of this year’s event was to address the current shortcomings in interoperability in the health IT arena. Despite all the progress made regarding electronic data storage and delivery, serious deficiencies exist in accessibility and the ability of individuals to use their data in a meaningful way.
No one is more focused on these gaps in data delivery than Get Real Health’s Director of Health Transformation, Christina Caraballo. As such, Caraballo was tapped as a moderator for the session entitled, “Truly Connected Patient: How to Get There”
The session honed in on the best way to effectively bring individuals together with the systems that house their health data. “It is not enough to simply say, “here is your data,” explains Caraballo. “The industry as a whole needs to ensure that every individual can access data–in particular records from multiple sources– and receive it in a format that is understandable and actionable.”
Caraballo led the esteemed panelists representing all facets of the healthcare industry and enjoyed the experience.” It was not only enlightening, but great fun to moderate this event with superstar panelists.”
Get Real Health was also an exhibitor at the conference with Senior Clinical Strategist Jennifer Bowers manning the booth and demos. Bowers explains, “HIMSS NorCal 2018 ePatient Summit was a great opportunity to be in a room full of creative innovators. It’s always exciting to be part of putting new technology tools in the hands of patients who can see a difference in their health by using them.”
To that end, the summit echoed the mission of Get Real Health every day.