HIMSS 2019 is quickly coming to a close and this week was jam-packed with lively discussions about the state of today’s healthcare IT industry. Some of this year’s pressing topics included partnerships, data access and management, and technological interoperability. Given GovDataDownload’s focus on how data management impacts the public sector, we thought it was important to highlight how topics like the ones listed previously are shaping healthcare IT in state, local, and federal government.
Captured here are some of the top tweeted takeaways from HIMSS 2019 that look closely at how the public sector is adapting to demands of health 2.0, especially with the help of private sector partnerships. Here’s what attendees had to share:
Several health IT topics were discussed among state and local government leaders, including system automation, health information exchange (HIE), and the ongoing opioid crisis.
Honored to talk about the great work that is going on in North Dakota – Reinventing Government, Main Street Initiative, Autonomous Systems. #HIMSS19 #EmpowerPeople #ImproveLives #InspireSuccess #UAS #Innovation #HealthInAllPolicies https://t.co/QuT9IJu565
— Mylynn K Tufte (@MylynnTufte) February 13, 2019
#himss19 Learning what the National Governors Association is doing to promote #interoperability and utilization of #HIEs at the HIMSS State and Local Policy Luncheon. Educating governors and spreading best practices across states. #GovHIT https://t.co/q147aemDmR
— Sarah C Llamas (@SarahCLlamas) February 12, 2019
— ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) February 12, 2019
During the opening keynote, “Will Consumer-Directed Exchange Disrupt the Healthcare Marketplace?”, Seema Verma, Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), offered compelling insights about the urgent need for the public sector healthcare space to innovate. She aptly points out our contradictory ability to sequence a human genome while only offering antiquated record sharing technology for patients.
— David Lim (@LimOpinion) February 12, 2019
“Another day at CMS is another day of disruption,” said Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), at the opening keynote on day two of @HIMSS. “At CMS, we’re focused on empowering patients.” #HIMSS19 #Aim2Innovate #Engage4Health #GovHIT pic.twitter.com/rnYJslu2RL
— Privia Health™ (@PriviaHealth) February 12, 2019
“We can sequence the entire human genome, but we still can’t get much more than a print-out, fax or CD-ROM when we leave the doctor’s office.” #HIMSS19
— Administrator Seema Verma (@SeemaCMS) February 12, 2019
During the same opening keynote ceremony, Karen DeSalvo, Former National Coordinator for Health IT and Consumer-Directed Exchange Advocate, shone a light on the importance of public and private sector partnerships when it comes to healthcare IT modernization.
— Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia) February 12, 2019
— Amy Gleason (@ThePatientsSide) February 12, 2019
Seeing that the Military Health System, one of America’s largest and most complex healthcare institutions, caters to the well being of more than 9.4 million active duty personnel, veterans, and their families, the modernization of this body is critical. Challenges facing the military medical community were discussed during the Military Medical Care Symposium, featuring insights from Major General (Dr.) Lee E. Payne, Assistant Director for Combat Support, Defense Health Agency (DHA), and others.
Clinician Panel at #HIMSS19 Military Medicine Symposium talking about realistic expectations for combat data collection and technology needs for medics. Are apps the solution, or is something that’s real-time voice activated more effective? pic.twitter.com/6LFrlvvRN5
— Tom Leary (@TLearyHIMSS) February 11, 2019
“Our goal is making sure we’re providing support to combat organizations.“
Assistant Director of Combat Support Maj. Gen. Payne explains how the @DoD_DHA organizes health care operations within the Military Health System to ensure forces are deployable. #HIMSS19 pic.twitter.com/Bb6yAL78W5
— Military Health System (@MilitaryHealth) February 11, 2019
As a leader in healthcare data management for government agencies, NetApp hosted their U.S. Public Sector Showcase, focusing on how the federal, state, and local government agencies can leverage innovative healthcare file management to fuel best practices in their IT modernization efforts. Executives from NetApp partners like NVIDIA and Cisco were there to share their knowledge on the subject.
Join us this morning for our Public Sector Healthcare Showcase during #HIMSS19. We have a special lineup of mini-theatre presentations. We will serve coffee/pastries, courtesy of our sponsor, CDW-G. pic.twitter.com/aJLjyrvt4m
— NetApp (@NetApp) February 13, 2019
— Mike McNamara (@mmcnamara12) February 13, 2019
The GovDataDownload team is excited to see what this next year holds for the world of health IT modernization and we look forward to keeping track of how various government agencies employ best practices learned at HIMSS 2019.