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At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2014 annual conference and exhibition (HIMSS), which begins Feb. 23, the global health and technology community comes together to share best practices, as well as everyday tips and tricks.
As Neil Jordan, general manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft, explains on the Microsoft in Health blog, the industry is moving into a post-electronic medical records world, and with that, organizations are thinking about “the next phase of health IT.”
He reports that “health organizations are taking advantage of today’s enterprise-class devices” and highlights the work of Palmetto Health and New York Presbyterian, which are improving clinician productivity and patient care using Windows tablets. At HIMSS, he says, there will be plenty to peruse in terms of Windows devices, from Microsoft, Nokia, Lenovo, HP and Dell. Attendees will also be able to check out “Windows apps from established names in the health industry such as Cerner, Epic and Allscripts.”
Jordan says another top priority for health organizations is health analytics, “as they look for ways to unlock the value of the vast amount of digital data in the health care system.” Attendees will see “powerful, yet easy-to-use analytics capabilities” from Microsoft partners such as Avanade, Predixion and Epic. Epic’s embedded health care analytics platform, Cogito, will be demonstrated at a Microsoft lunch-and-learn session. Meriter Health Services will also be at HIMSS discussing how they use Power BI for Office 365 to help anticipate and plan for the needs of patients with chronic diseases.
For more information and to register for events, check out the Microsoft @ HIMSS page and read the rest of Jordan’s post on the Microsoft in Health blog.
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Athima ChansanchaiMicrosoft News Center Staff