Show preview: HIMSS13 -- Covering IT all

by Diana Bradley, Staff Writer | February 05, 2013
From the January/February 2013 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

"CareTech had a great show at HIMSS last year, and this year promises to be even more impactful. We are seeing a huge spike in demand for outsourced services, and we expect that interest to be reflected in the activity at HIMSS. IT initiatives related to Meaningful Use, ICD-10, HIE and ACO have IT departments so overwhelmed right now, that they are in desperate need of expert outsourced support to handle the increased workload." Jim Giordano, president and CEO, CareTech Solutions

"One of the big differences we expect to see at this year's event is going to be much more interest in patient-centered medical home. With ACO and other aspects of reform moving ahead now, and recent research pointing to better outcomes at lower cost with PCMH, we expect a lot of interest there. Our customers are focusing on that area as well as ACO and tapping into HIEs, so we will be talking a lot about the interoperability challenges around PCMH and HIE and how to provide access to accurate and complete patient information." Richard Garcia, VP of marketing, NextGate

"As a big data company, we are encouraged to see the health care industry gravitate towards data analytics as an answer for doing population health management and quality and cost analytics, as well as support patient centered medical home and accountable care initiatives. At HIMSS13, Explorys will emphasize and demonstrate the value of big data and how benchmarking provides more effective comparative analysis and optimization. We will also be exhibiting new comparative analytics that can only be produced with a massive dataset as large as the Explorys Network. We expect a lot of excitement around the ability to monitor and assess key performance indicators both within an organization as well as across other health care organizations to improve overall quality of care." Charlie Lougheed, president and chief strategy officer, Explorys

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