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5 Things to Look for at HIMSS22

by John Moore III | March 11, 2022

With HIMSS22 only a few days away, here are some of our team’s thoughts on what to look for while in Orlando next week.

Enabling the Shift to Value-Based Care

  • How well are legacy system-of-record solutions adapting to the evolving needs of the modern healthcare economy?
  • How effective (right-time, right-recommendation) are the analysis and reporting tools to track performance and outcomes?
  • How comprehensive a view is delivered at the patient or patient population level(s)?

The New Digital Front Door

  • What tools are being developed to onboard / triage / schedule patients?
  • How unique is the actual offering in relation to the broader landscape of these first-touch tools? Is it just a better mousetrap, or a true innovation in care access?
  • Does this offering replace other PHM functionality, ie registries, engagement, etc?

“Artificial Intelligence” and Machine Learning

  • Be sure the threshold on your BS meter is set to “highly skeptical”
  • Ask for true, quantifiable impact of adoption from more operations-centric AI offerings
  • Pressure test any clinical AI against bias concerns, source of training data, governance considerations, and if the recommendations from the solution can be audited (not black box)

Platformification

  • Listen to our recent podcast featuring Vince Kuraitis and Randy Williams speaking with Senior Analyst Jody Ranck for a deeper dive into this concept
  • Platform vs Best-of Breed is the big question in the space these days, with many companies in the early stages of developing into ‘the platform for xxx use case.’ Be sure to press on how fully market-ready the actual ‘platform’ framework is.
  • Request a dive into the ability to audit / analyze other activity within the platform beyond just the vendor’s own solution(s)

Hospital-at-Home

  • Obviously, the pandemic has driven substantial interest in care models that rely less on the four walls of the hospital / clinic. Numerous partnerships have been announced by regional care systems over the last year, so be on the lookout for new ways that hospital-at-home is being enabled.
  • Is tech really necessary to enable this new model? Is biometric data being collected and fed back to a response center?
  • How is home-care information being integrated into the care record to contribute to a more accurate longitudinal record?
  • Will data be processed via edge-computing, or in more intensive ways? If the latter, what is being done to ensure the patient can support that connectivity with their home network?

We hope you found this useful as you think about your meetings next week. Looking forward to seeing many of you in the halls and at our breakfast soon!

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