So far we have seen a brass band, an ambitious interoperability project, Dr. Topol, and the Harlem Shake HIMSS style. Join us from March 3rd as we bring the latest news from the HIMMS conference to you, live on MedCityNews.com.
That’s it from Farzad Mostashari. Useful progress report mapping Meaningful Use implementation and the desire to protect health of loved ones that’s driving it. Had a good pre-keynote chat with CIO of small Northeast Pennsylvania hospital whose son had complications from subdural hematoma because of errors at the hospital — MU Stage 2, ICD-10 implementation is/will be tough but will be worth it.
Mostashari: No one should make a profit holding patient data hostage: that’s the principle.
Percentage of hospitals elecronically exchanging clinical summaries with outside hospitals. 24% — it’s nothing to celebrate but we are going to change this. “we will use every tool at our disposal…I will do what it takes to get this to be top curve not the bottom curve.”
Uh oh. This media attack is going on for awhile. I don’t imagine there’s much sympathy for live bloggers in Mostashari’s argument.
Color coded map reflecting providers and practices eligible for EHR incentive program for Medicare and Medicaid over recent years. Quite a lot of blue on that map.
Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive progrm — this is a really hard program and my goal is for as many providers to be reimbursed as possible.
“We have now ended the why version of our presentation.”
Physicians will do the right thing if it is the easy thing to do. It is not just about technology it is about applying it in smart ways and using tech to determine the right things to do, sensible workflows, so patients get note to get labs done before their hospital visit, fr instance.
Bundled payments change the incentives towards sharing data and coordinating care and get paid based on quality outcomes.
It’s not just about money. Competition, professionalism can be a motivator, you can’t make people broke by doing the right thing.
The problem we have in healthcare today is not too much standardization. Gets a big laugh, applause from the audience.
How assess selves before Meaningful Use — example of one hospital that would flip thru paper charts long after patients left the hospital. Now we run quality measure while patients still in the hospital.
Data needs to make the invisible visible. What you can’t do on paper is to ask that brutally honest question [of physicians] (uttered in memory of late NY mayor Ed Koch) How am I doin’?
Healthcare is broken not just b/c of cost of healthcare but b/c of the systems. Mother admitted to hospital. Didn’t remind her to stop taking aspirin as a blood thinner in enough time before surgery and as a result had complications despite being a good hospital.
“Healthcare is broken and we can visit but we have to start with ourselves.” Sounds like a call for personal responsibility.
Most of the signals we were seeing not changes in human disease but changes in human behavior. After Clinton had bypass surgery in New York, what do you think happened to unnecessary er visits by underage men? There was a 30% increase.
Now a video of secretary of health kathleen sibellius. Since 2008 the number of office space doctors using an electronic health record has doubled. And 80% of hospitals have committed to being meaningful users by 2014.
Dr Farzad Mostashari getting ready to take stage at HIMSS 2013 at keynote.
Five observations from David Collins, HIMSS Director, Healthcare Information Systems – nice roundup of what is different this year.
Worth watching: Angela Baltz of Oregon Health & Science University on “The Value of Integrations for Advanced Asset Management” at the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, HIMSS 2013
Database guru says healthcare is not ready for innovation and the road blocks are doctors, vendors, and hospital hiring practices. Wonder what the HIMSS crowd would say about that?
Samsung’s stand highlighted its collaboration with physicians trust to develop readiness centers to improve how physicians and nurses use EHR as well as an interactive whiteboard to help patients understand their condition.
Just met with Deloitte and heard in more depth about how it will provide big data analytics for Intermountain, the “anchor tenant” of its new business initiative. Other providers to come for its program that will focus on chronic conditions.
Looks like nice weather and animated conversations at HIMSS in NOLA. Photo from Ward72 on Flickr.
Harlem Shake makes an appearance at HIMSS 2013. Mardi Gras mask is a nice touch.
Dr. Robot hits the show floor at HIMSS 2013 (he’s the strong silent type).
An interview with a Perficient customer who wanted to leverage the Microsoft BI stack using data from EMRs and other transactional systems.
What is it like to visit the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS 2013? Keith Boone, a standards architect at GE Healthcare says it gets bigger and better every year.
Cool observation by Cisco Chief Futurist Dave Evans at HIMSS13 about how we view data privacy in the context of patients. For older generations, the focus tends to be on what they will share. But young people focus more on what they won’t share.
HIMSS is broadcasting 10 sessions online during the conference. Find the list here. Today’s topics are the lean philosophy, perinatal information system, and revenue cycle optimization.
Bill Clinton is speaking at HIMSS today at 1.
Avia has a partnership with HIMSS and a new twist on accelerators: pairing startups with hospitals to solve specific problems.
Forbes has a great interview about the new “we CAN all get along” initiative for sharing health data.
http://www.commonwellalliance.org/ link to ComnWell Health Alliance
The system will help identify consumers in the healthcare system through a drivers license or a cell phone number, regardless of the software platform for their medical record. It will also include a medical record locator service to identify when the patient has seen a provider and patient data. A pilot of the system is expected in the next 12 months.
Asked if the CommonWell Health Alliance will be open to some “noticeably absent” big players in electronic medical records, Jonathan Bush of athenahealth says drolly: “Even vendors of epic proportions will be invited [to participate.]”
The group is calling itself CommonWell Health Alliance.
And now that big #HIMSS 2013 announcement we have been waiting for: Cerner, McKesson Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway and RelayHealth have formed an alliance to provide integrated health care.
Need help navigating HIMSS 2013? Submit a question to the Virtual Help Desk.
Athenahealth is announcing a code of conduct today around health data. Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth explains in this short clip. Where better to discuss HIT than the House of Blues?
True believer has license plates that read EHRs4all.
Good thing there were lots of people in NOLA who know how to deal with health problems. Boil order is healthcare version of Super Bowl blackout.
Looks like a great way to end the first day of HIMSS 2013 – pic from @GlennLanteigne
All the Twitter hashtags you could ever want for HIMSS 2013 in one spot.
Follow @HIMSS13 for pure info, or at least an absence of “all marketing messages, vendor plugs and me-too Tweets.” It is not official, but still worth checking out.
Social calendar looking empty? Check out this Google docs list of HIMSS events for a chance to meet and greet. Thanks, @healthcareWen
7 startups to check out at HIMSS 2013 – natural language processing and interoperability.