HIMSS 18: Just Another Conference? Or more…

Insights posted on 2-20-2018 by Melinda Gales

Life runs faster and faster. Work overflows boundaries of an archaic 9:00 to 5:00 – you’re hit non-stop with information from analysts, experts and academics. We are all drinking from the fire hose.

Why attend HIMSS 18? In a word, collaboration.

We need to gather to look beyond ourselves, reflect and join the conversation around systemic changes, and navigate an achievable future, especially in healthcare. The state of evolution in payment models, treatment methods, the value of (and societal pain from select) pharmacy offerings must be discussed away from the tyranny of the urgent. We have talked a great deal over the past years about the “rise of the patient as consumer” but how many care providers are reengineering their offerings to act more as retailers? After decades of clear cut divide, how can payers and providers successfully work together for better outcomes? What is the danger or increased value in sharing personal health data with IoT? Can you really achieve the ACA triple aim without connected (or interoperable) technology?

These are just a few of the topics and issues to be discussed at HIMSS 18. In a world full of acronyms, we break it down for you – according to their website, HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health information and technology with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare, and care outcomes. They’ve been doing the conference well for years.

We encourage you to attend and connect with Virsys12 — look for us in the Salesforce booth (#7815) in the Sands Expo Center and please attend our Thursday (3/8) session, 12:00-12:30, in the world’s most innovative company booth. We’ll be sharing our work with myNEXUS, an innovative, technology-driven care management company focused on serving and keeping clients in their home through intelligent, connected care.

At HIMSS 18 you’ll be a part of over 40,000 healthcare professionals from around the world with 300+ education sessions, 1,300+ vendors, hundreds of special programs, and endless networking events. It’s not too late to register.

We hope you’ll consider connecting with us, over coffee, a meal, or after the conference. Even if you don’t attend, we want to collaborate with you. Our leading value prop is the deep experience we can share with you in technology strategy. Let’s start the conversation at Virsys12.com, solutions@virsys12.com, @virsys12 or 615.800.6768.