HIMSS14 is almost here and the Get Real Health team has big plans! While we’re excited to demonstrate our award-winning InstantPHR™ platform, we’re also looking forward to attending and participating in certain sessions. Here’s where we’ll be…we hope to see you there:
Wednesday, February 26, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET | Orange County Convention Center, Room 414
In 2004, David Brailer, the first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, declared that the following 10 years would be the “decade of health information technology.” Now that 10 years have nearly passed, it’s time for the industry to look back on what has been accomplished over the past decade, as well as look ahead, and discuss industry goals for the future.
Tuesday, February 25, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET | Orange County Center, Lobby C
HIMSS has made its mark on Twitter through #HITsm (Health IT and social media). Through the weekly tweetchat, leaders in Health IT discuss the latest industry trends and how they relate to social media. HIMSS is hosting a meetup for participants to get to know each other in person. We’re excited to meet up with our fellow tweeps and put faces together with their Twitter handles. Be on the lookout for some of our team members @CortneyNic, @Christina_HIT and @dunphymadc.
Monday, February 24, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | Orange County Convention Center, Room 300
Across the country, there are patients who, through no fault of their own, are unable to care for themselves at home, forcing them to go to the hospital more often than they should. This can open patients up to secondary infections and cost the healthcare system millions of dollars. This session will focus on empowering those patients through the use of an electronic wound management system, so they can more easily care for themselves at home, and avoid unnecessary hospital visits.
Wednesday, February 26, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET | Orange County Convention Center, Room 224A
Health IT has given practitioners the power to allow their patients to generate data and take the healthcare process into their own hands. That’s a change that for many practitioners, will take some getting used to. This session will focus on making sure that patients are properly engaged in the decision making process, and learning to trust one’s patients.
Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM ET | Orange County Convention Center, Hall A, Booth 2383
Of all the terms floating around the Health IT stratosphere, “patient engagement” has the biggest buzz. This is for good reason, as patient engagement has the potential to permanently change the world of healthcare. But while traditional media has largely failed to help patients engage, social media and mobile technology are already getting patients involved with monitoring their own health and making them feel accountable for their own care. We’ll learn more during this promising session.
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