HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.
One of the most creative expositions at HIMSS 2014 was Intermountain Healthcare. They had a motorhome and walk-through with everything from realtime 3D without glasses experiences to connected visual telemedicine systems.
Sotera Wireless, Inc. is a San Diego, California, based medical device company dedicated to development, marketing and sale of a new generation of comprehensive vital signs monitoring. In this interview we learn about wireless ICU patient monitoring. The system gives the patient freedom to move around the room without being uncomfortably tethered.
The intelligent hospital was setup to help the industry keep track of rapidly advancing medical technology from RFID tracking to SonoSite's ultrasound system's being featured in the Intelligent Hospital ICU experience. Visit http://intelligenthospital.org/himss14/ for more information.
SonoSite's Marco Daoura, interviews the InTouch Health telepresence robot (a fully autonomous robotic version of the physician, with the physician on screen) from Intouch , in the ICU section of the Intelligent Hospital. HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).
In this interview we learn about the focus on population health management, standards, data-warehouses, standardization and data normalization to manage health of populations.
"The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase in collaboration with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a live demonstration that helps consumers and clinicians understand how using technology the right way can solve these problems. Showcase tours of clinical vignettes walk attendees through Health Journeys which feature multi-faceted medical encounters that use standards-based transactions to get the right information to the right patient at the right time." - Ashutosh Dhar, Fujifilm SonoSite
Patient engagement and care coordination using asynchronous video removes time and space for telehealth experiences. The current trend is often a closed mind when it comes to telehealth, but this is rapidly changing. A lot of times (up to 45%), after-surgery visits are un-eventful. Telehealth can help save time and money in certain situations. The future is bright because today we have all of the technology pieces of the puzzle from mobile devices to secure broadband, to deliver quality telehealth solutions.