UX is all the rage. When will healthcare learn? Users’ experience of clinical informatics remains a mixed bag of positives and negatives, perhaps more of the latter for now. Intuitive design and greater flexibility across platforms as well as individuals can make a positive difference.
While HIMSS’ primary vision is to advocate for the adoption of technology for improved healthcare outcomes, we recognize that great healthcare delivery lies beyond technology. The inaugural Singapore eHealth Innovations Summit (SeHIS) 2016, took place on 5 - 8 October, was developed to address the pain points and provide solutions to five selected functions: Pharmacy, Enterprise Imaging, Pathology, Physician Practice and Healthcare IT Leadership. This Summit offered a repository of resources for you to implement successful transformations from within your specialty functions.
HIMSS AsiaPac16 main conference was held over 2 days to more than1,500 attendees. Convened under the theme Advancing Digital and Patient-Centered Care, the conference had four dedicated tracks. Day 1 tracks were Moving Closer to Your Patient and Creating SMART Hospitals. Day 2 tracks were Applying Better Data for Better Health and Transforming Care Models. Find out the key takeaways that attendees learnt at the event.
HIMSS Asia Pacific has taken its pre-conference roadshows to Manila, KL, and Bangkok this year. The Manila and KL roadshows ran on 24 May and 26 May respectively. Bangkok, the exciting city where HIMSS AsiaPac16 will be held later this August, hosted the final roadshow on 16 June. What were the key messages shared to prepare audiences for the upcoming annual event? This report contains: Key takeaways from Manila and KL roadshows and in-depth review of Bangkok roadshow panel discussions.
As HIT continues to develop at an exponential rate, some physicians are trying to keep up, others are keeping out. HIMSS Asia Pacific examines what makes IT beneficial for physicians and the key factors for adoption.
It’s important that interoperability is challenged on a global scale and in the form of actually tested systems rather than standards on paper. The IHE standards initiative, with its profiling and attached testing activities (Connectathon, Conformity Assessment), is filling exactly this gap and is covering the last mile from the base standards (HL7 CDA, FHIR, DICOM, SNOMED, …) to “real” interoperable systems, which are ready to be bought off the shelf. Today’s question is not “how” you can do it, today’s question is how you can do it in the “most sustainable and cost effective” way!
2019 will be a pivotal year for digital health. If we want investment into the industry to continue to grow, then we need to abide by the rules of the road. In healthcare, the rule is that solutions don’t scale without evidence. Neil Patel, President, Healthbox and Executive Vice President, HIMSS USA gives his thoughts on the need for digital health solutions to scale and provide more tangible outcomes in order to be part of mainstream healthcare delivery.