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HIMSS18 Conversations About the Future of Health IT: Day 2

Continuing the conversations from #HIMSS18 yesterday about the future of health IT, MEDHOST will be sharing more engaging podcast interviews with industry thought leaders as the day goes on.

Keep checking back for more—in the meantime, give yesterday’s interviews a listen here.

You’ll get insights from several HIMSS18 speakers, including the President of TN HIMSS, the CIO of one of the first hospitals to attest to Meaningful Use Stage 3, and more.

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Paul Shorrosh, founder and CEO of AccuReg, visited the podcast lounge at HIMSS18 to share how his company uses predictive analytics to marry the patient-focused front end of healthcare with the revenue cycles that are happening behind the scenes. He also details how intelligent, accurate information systems can help ensure that providers get paid.

Brian Fengler, founder and CEO of EvidenceCare, stopped by the podcast lounge at HIMSS18 to outline his top questions when weighing new healthcare technology solutions: How does it make care better for the patient, and how does it improve the provider experience? Along the way, he also shared what he sees as one of the biggest mistakes a vendor can make during the implementation process.

Sean Switzer, Vice President of Partner Success at Amplify Labs, stepped into the podcast lounge at HIMSS18 to share how his company is leveraging the health ecosystem, connecting large and small healthcare organizations to create sustainable change. He also touches on the history of the pink socks movement, which links together passionate individuals who are reimagining healthcare together.

Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance, dropped by the podcast lounge at HIMSS18 to share his perspective as both a developer for the technical standards of Meaningful Use and a leader in implementing the system at athenahealth. He also shares more about how CommonWell has allowed 80 different companies to surmount some of the obstacles facing interoperability together.

Rudy Flores, North American Sales Manager for Clinical Computer Systems and OBIX, visited the podcast lounge at HIMSS18 to illustrate the importance of the perinatal patient experience as a portal to other care. Along the way, he also describes how healthcare IT is helping labor and delivery departments to overcome challenges in continuity of care and medical record integrity.

Ryan Tabor, principal at c3/consulting, stopped by the podcast lounge at HIMSS18 to give us a breakdown of why he believes that uncertainty is one of the biggest obstacles to change in the healthcare space, as well as to lay out his top 7 tips for increasing the chance for successful change.



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