HIMSS18 Annual Conference

HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. The annual conference is the industry's largest health information and technology educational program and exhibition center.  Attending a HIMSS Annual Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to learn and experience the latest developments and trends in healthcare information and technology.

Educational Opportunities featuring IHE at the HIMSS18

IHE’s Plug-a-thon Dispels New Health Technology Hype vs Value

Description: Learn about the recent results and industry value realized at the IHE USA sponsored Plug-a-thon event held in January 2018. Discover viable interoperability solutions for new technologies hitting healthcare including smartphone apps, Internet of Things, Blockchain and device connectivity using the new HL7 FHIR™ standard. Plus, learn from organizations that are implementing these new technologies in their care community.

This presentation will be given 3 times throughout the conference at various locations and will feature the IHE North American Plug-a-thon sponsors: 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 – 2:50pm PT | Location: Innovation Live, Booth # 9900 – Hall G
  • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 4:00 – 4:45pm PT | Location: HIMSS Spot
  • Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018: 10:30am – 11:30am PT | Location: HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, Booth #11955 – Hall G

HL7 & IHE: Paving a Better Plan to Interoperability

Description: HL7 and IHE have both made significant strides toward advancing interoperability, and have recognized that closer collaboration, leveraging the relative strengths of each organization, can be instrumental in making more rapid and definitive progress.  This session will describe how the two organizations are working together globally to leverage their collective strengths for enabling interoperability, sharing systems, processes and experiences, to move the needle significantly toward improved interoperability relevant to the high-impact health challenge of cancer staging.  This session will review the opportunities, objectives, work completed to date by this collaboration, share upcoming plans, and engage attendees in an interactive dialogue of how we can learn from and help each other to make interoperability a more tangible, near-term reality.

Speakers:  Wayne Kubick, Chief Technology Officer, HL7 International, and Joyce Sensmeier, President, IHE USA

  • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018: 1:30pm – 2:30pm PT | Location: HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, Booth 11955 – Hall G


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