While the luminaries of healthcare gathered in Orlando for HIMSS19, the CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, released two proposed rules aimed at preventing data-blocking and improving interoperability.
The timing of this announcement could not have been more perfect as many of the sessions at HIMSS19 aligned with solving interoperability challenges and empowering patients; a mission we embarked on almost a decade ago and still endorse today.
The Get Real Health contingent is thrilled with the direction of Health IT as seen at HIMSS19
“The buzz at HIMSS was definitely about interoperability and pathways for data to reach patients more easily which is great to see,” said Robin Wiener, Get Real Health President and CEO. “For years, I felt our products were operating in a vacuum while waiting for the rest of the industry to catch up. Now it is trending toward a more patient-centered empowered path which is necessary and gratifying.”
The highlight of the week-long conference was Chief Strategist, Mark Heaney’s joint presentation “Accelerating Transformation Through Policy and Technology.” Heaney joined Get Real Health Client, University Southampton NHS Foundation Trust for this session featuring real world examples and best practices for delivering patient-centric care.
“It was an honor to be able to share the podium with our client and talk about how they and we are making a difference in the way patients are being engaged in their own care. It was especially exciting to talk about how simple policy changes in the UK and US have spurred our technology innovation on behalf of patients.”
This session echoed the new CMS rulings in that policy is an integral component to long-term interoperability and adoption. Through product demos and conversations on the HIMSS floor, our team showcased the innovation of the Get Real Health product line and its ability to meet both current and future interoperability needs.
And just like that our team is back home turning knowledge into development and, of course, planning for next year.
Enjoy these photos of the HIMSS19 event and read more about the new CMS rulings here.