Who to Watch at HIMSS19

As the largest Healthcare IT conference in the country, HIMSS has hundreds of education sessions to choose from, ranging in topic from cybersecurity to operations analytics. With all of these sessions and just four days to attend them, how will you know which sessions to attend?

We’ve perused the schedule and have compiled a list of the top seven events, including some by our partners and customers, that you definitely won’t want to miss this year.

1. Nursing’s Unique Role in Care Coordination

Nurses play a critical role in care coordination, directly affecting patient outcomes. That’s why it’s so important to evaluate how effective your hospital’s care coordination is. This session will focus on first defining care coordination, then identifying opportunities and challenges nurses and nurse leaders may encounter, to better enhance the process.

When: Monday, Feb. 11

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Where: Room W311A

2. Mobile Heartbeat Welcome Reception

Kick off HIMSS19 the right way, with an intimate gathering at the Blue Martini. Rub elbows with the Mobile Heartbeat team and our partners, including Apple, while enjoying signature cocktails and appetizers. Please note, registration is required for this event.

When: Monday, Feb. 11

7-9 p.m.

Where: Blue Martini Orlando

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3. Leveraging EHRs to Discover Effective Care Coordination Practice Partners

The world of communication and collaboration is constantly evolving, and no two facilities are alike in the workflows they develop and use. From HIMSS: “This unique session offers a data-driven framework that relies on social network analysis along with electronic health records (EHRs) to infer provider interaction networks, matches of patient medical needs to care teams and clinical impacts of different care team models.”

When: Tuesday, Feb. 12

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Room W207C

4. Clinical Impact and Value of Workstation Single Sign-On

CHRISTUS Health assessed the workflow and financial value of single sign-on computer workstations in their facilities. Mobile Heartbeat is currently working on mobile SSO capability with our partner, Imprivata, which will allow users to save even more time otherwise spent logging into each of their programs individually. The dollar amount saved for this kind of SSO feature, according to CHRISTUS Health, comes to about $168,000 per facility.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 12

12-1 p.m.

Where: Room W311E

5. A Practical Approach to Medical Technology Capital Planning

How do you know when it’s time to retire old medical equipment, and when it’s time to invest in something entirely new? How can you know what sort of technology you should be implementing? This session will explore a few different strategies from Yale New Haven Health for tackling this common problem in an effective and responsible way.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 13

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Room W304A

6. Integrating Acute and Post-Acute Care to Improve Outcomes

This session takes a deep dive into how Lancaster General Health and Landis Homes (a senior care facility) partnered to collaborate and coordinate care in order to decrease readmission rates, shorten length of stay, reduce skilled nursing costs and improve care planning. Walk away with a better understanding how you can develop unique and important operational workflows, and maximize efficiency.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 13

1-2 p.m.

Where: Room W304E

7. Predictive Analytics for Data-Driven Care Management

As an innovation leader in the healthcare space and new Mobile Heartbeat customer, Beth Israel Deaconess has successfully implemented predictive analytics to improve care for more than 200,000 patients they serve in the Boston area. By marrying their IT and clinical teams, they were able to leverage this new technology in a meaningful and groundbreaking way.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 13

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Room W208C

HIMSS can seem overwhelming by the vast number of resources available to you. By attending the right sessions and networking effectively, you’re sure to make the most of your time there. And remember to add these events to your agenda and register beforehand for any closed sessions—we’ll see you there!