This year has already been an active one in regards to our participation at healthcare-related conferences, and there’s even more to come!
Two weeks ago we were in Newport Beach, California for the American College of Perioperative Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value Based Care, and last weekend we were in Dallas for the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
After having tremendously positive experiences at those events, we are now shifting our focus to HIMSS 2017 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center, February 19–23, 2017. We will be demonstrating our SaaS patient management platform Sequence and engaging with healthcare industry professionals to gain expert insight about innovative ideas and best practices in improving health through IT.
Although we are always excited about exhibiting at conferences and other related events, we are especially enthused about HIMSS 2017 for two reasons. First, it’s simply a big deal for healthcare IT companies like ourselves. Spanning five days, it will host an estimated 40,000 guests (including 1200 exhibitors) and present approximately 300 sessions. Which leads to the second reason: We will be a presenter at one of those sessions!
Exploring Health IT and Increasing Surgical Procedures and Outcomes
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I will deliver a 20-minute talk, Increase Surgical Procedures and Outcomes with Sequence (Saturday, Feb. 22 from 12:30–12:50 p.m. ET / Session ID CH37). In it, I will share how hospitals and medical practices have utilized our end-to-end patient engagement solutions to improve outcomes by optimizing the patient journey throughout the care continuum.
There has never been a more crucial time to explore this concept. Considering that the five-year long trial of Comprehensive Joint Replacement program’s bundled payments is not even a year old and the uncertainty surrounding the future of healthcare policy with the newly elected administration (which we discussed in How Might Repealing Obamacare Affect Medicare Reimbursements?), many healthcare providers have not begun learning how to best comply with these changes (which I recently addressed in Three Key Metrics To Control Post-Acute Care Costs And Optimize CJR Reimbursements).
Recommended “Government Sessions” at HIMSS 2017
For that matter, we’re eager to check out many of the HIMSS 2017’s “Government Sessions” where experts and colleagues at all levels of government on health IT-related public policy initiatives will examine the new Administration and its impact on health and health IT. These sessions are only a fraction of what is on the schedule, and the following are among intriguing to us:
• Health Information Technology – Enabling Joint Readiness (Monday, Feb. 20 from 10:30–11:30 a.m. | Session ID: 11)
• HIPAA Privacy, Security – Lessons from 2016 and What’s Next in 2017 (Monday, Feb. 20 from 10:30–11:30 a.m. | Session ID: 9)
• Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Health IT Policy Update (Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. | Session ID: 66)
• State Officials Panel: Health IT Across the States (Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. | Session ID: 72)
• Overcome Challenges/Obstacles to Achieving Interoperability (Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 10–11 a.m. | Session ID: 86)
• Congressional Forum (Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 10–11 a.m. | Session ID: 87)
• MIPS: Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities (Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 1–2 p.m. | Session ID: 111)
• Efforts to Assist Providers and Patients In Using Health IT for High Quality Care (Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10–11 a.m. | Session ID: 158)
• Keynote Speaker: John Boehner (Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 8.30–10 a.m.)
John Richmond is Sequence Health’s CEO. Please let us know if you’d like to schedule some time to meet with him and our team at HIMSS 2017 to learn more about our patient engagement solutions to improve outcomes.