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    A Look At The Technologies Showcased At The Annual HIMSS Conference

    , Director, Healthcare Solutions

    We have just closed the door on another Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference, and while it was certainly good to be back to “normal” given the past two years, it was also interesting to see how similar the experience was to past events.  Yes, there were COVID precautions. Every attendee had to present proof of vaccination to attend, which increased check-in time to pick up your badge and conference materials. And there was an ample supply of hand sanitizer everywhere. However, beyond those reminders that we’re still living with COVID, and a smaller turnout than in past years, much else seemed the same. It was a packed event with five days of keynote presentations, hundreds of educational sessions and a large exhibit hall (950 exhibitors – also smaller than previous years). Eight specialty pavilions featured everything from cybersecurity to interoperability to technology disrupters. In addition to the technology-centric topics, fascinating discussions around healthcare equity, healthcare worker fatigue/workforce sustainability and other key areas where COVID has illuminated cracks in the foundation, represented a lever for change. (more…)

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