01-15-13 | Blog Post

Planning HIMSS 13: Cloud Computing in Healthcare

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HIMSS 13: New Orleans
HIMSS 13: New Orleans

Since it’s never too early to create a HIMSS 13 schedule, I’ve compiled a list of the top health IT (specifically cloud computing) education sessions to attend from the HIMSS 13 Annual Brochure (PDF). Visit the HIMSS 13 conference site for more information about the annual health IT and management systems conference held from March 3-7. This year’s conference will be located in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and typically draws in more than 35,000 healthcare industry professionals and exhibitors.

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Details about HIMSS 13 cloud computing sessions:

Lessons Learned: Meaningful Use Attestation Using Integrated Cloud-Based EHR
Speaker: Jocelyn E. Piccone, MHA, MA, CMPE
Description: The largest physician-managed multi-specialty group in Dayton, Ohio shares ‘lessons learned’ from implementing an integrated, cloud-based EHR to attest for Meaningful Use, improve daily workflow and increase practice efficiency.

  • Explain why more physicians are choosing cloud-based EHRs
  • Describe the role that cloud-based EHR technology plays in clinical workflow and Meaningful Use attestation
  • Recognize the primary benefits of using an integrated, cloud-based EHR and practice management system
  • List the complexities and challenges associated with a having a non-integrated EHR
  • Identify the importance of aligning a physician practice with a credible cloud EHR vendor

Why Cloud Medical Imaging Should Be In Your Future
Speaker: Kevin S. Yee
Description: Learn how Henry Ford Health System is securely and successfully moving to a cloud-based, centralized repository for medical image access, storage, viewing and sharing for its cardiologists.

  • Manage the explosive growth of medical images cost effectively through a vendor-neutral archive
  • Identify how to provide clinicians with anytime, anywhere access to vital medical images, regardless of where the images are created and stored
  • Create a highly secure environment for encrypting medical image data in transit and at rest
  • Recognize how to build a culture that instills clinician confidence and satisfaction

The “Tele-Tipping Point:” Practicing Medicine from the Cloud
Speakers: Andrew Watson; Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA
Description: As the global population learns to communicate through a digital medium, this session will examine the movement towards patient-centric, virtual healthcare, and the role interoperability and information systems play.

  • Discuss virtual healthcare and telemedicine, and its impact on the healthcare industry
  • Identify the role of interoperability and information systems will play in the adoption of practicing medicine from the cloud
  • Assess the digital culture change in our society, and how it will increase adoption of virtual healthcare and telemedicine

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