HIMSS 2017: Challenges Ahead for Advancing Health IT Outside Hospital Environment

himss As HIMSS 2017 wraps up this week in Orlando, organizers of the event have just published the findings of a new study.

Officially unveiled ahead of the winding down of the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, the study reinforces the positive impact health IT has on the U.S. economy while signaling challenges ahead for the expansion of health IT’s footprint.

Weaving together two historically seminal HIMSS research efforts (the annual HIMSS Leadership Survey and the biennial HIMSS Workforce Study), the new HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey report details the health IT priorities of key stakeholder groups and their linkages to various strategic initiatives (e.g. employment of select IT leaders) and economic measures (e.g. workforce projections), the report announcement reads.

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Emanate Wireless Upgrades PowerPath Temp

Emanate Wireless Upgrades PowerPath TempmHealthWatch learned today that Cleveland, Ohio-based Emanate Wireless, a builder of solutions that continuously monitor the operation and productivity of key clinical assets at healthcare facilities, has just introduced two new temperature sensors for its PowerPath Temp Solution.

Emanate says that it expects commercial shipment of both new temperature sensors to begin in the 2nd quarter, with early orders already being accepted.

“These two sensors add value to our current offering by supporting additional types of devices, and by making installation faster which leads to cost savings for our customers,” said Neil Diener, CEO of Emanate Wireless.

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HIMSS 2017: eG Innovations Featured as a Key Citrix Ready Healthcare Partner

himss17-logoeG Innovations announced today that the company will be a featured partner in the Citrix Ready Partner Pavilion – booth #2914 – at HIMSS 2017.

eG Innovations will be demonstrating the latest release of its flagship product, eG Enterprise 6.2, which introduces important advances in unified performance monitoring for end-user computing, offering significant advantages for the Citrix-driven healthcare enterprise.

Desktop and application virtualization has received wide adoption in healthcare as an efficient and secure service delivery strategy for managing hundreds or thousands of associates in diverse departments and/or geographical locations. To realize the full potential of these deployments, deep Citrix performance visibility and unified monitoring of the supporting infrastructure is critical for administrators to get the insight needed to make deployments successful, operate them effectively to ensure user satisfaction, and enable them to scale with the needs of the business.

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HIMSS 2017: Jaco Rolls Out Seven Point-of-Care Innovations

himss17-logoJaco Inc., manufacturer of a complete line of point-of-care computer medical carts and other products for electronic medical records (EMR), rolled into HIMSS 2017 this week and rolled out seven new products and product technologies.

A long-time HIMSS member and exhibitor, Jaco is showcasing what it calls :brand new products and product capabilities, and previewing product concepts at the conference.”

So what’s been unveiled in Orlando? Innovations on display include:

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HIMSS 2017: KORE, Curo Partner to Enable IoT-based Senior Autonomy

Global IoT in Healthcare Market Set for Big GainsToday at HIMSS 2017, mHealthWatch learned that KORE, the people powering IoT innovations and opportunities, has just secured a partnership with Curo, a Melbourne, Australia-based healthtech innovator, to power its sensor-based software application.

The app, we’re told, is designed to change the way the world looks at aging-in-place and the relationship between family and their loved ones.

“With over 40 million people over the age of 65 in the United States, America’s senior population is growing,” said Steve Hopkins, CEO of Curo Technologies. “We needed reliable, ubiquitous connectivity to power our software to ensure that the necessary data is being transmitted to caregivers, without delay or interruption. KORE provided us with the seamless, multidimensional global network we needed to make this a reality.”

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HIMSS 2017: Trivalent Announces Next-Gen Data Protection for Healthcare Enterprises

HIMSS Inks Promising New Strategic PartnershipTrivalent, a leading provider of Next Generation Data Protection, has just announced Trivalent Protect to “secure sensitive and private healthcare information” on the Windows OS platform.

mHealthWatch has learned that Trivalent will be providing on-site, registered demonstrations of its data protection solution, and also invites HIMSS attendees to register for an educational webinar on “How to Address Compliance Gaps by Protecting Healthcare Data.”

As healthcare organizations continue to digitize information, from patient data to sensitive business information, on mobile or laptop devices, they are increasingly exposed to non-compliance penalties and the high-impact consequences of data loss. According to a 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast, healthcare organizations are the most targeted sector with new, sophisticated attacks emerging.

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KSI to Debut Disinfect-able Keyboard at HIMSS 2017

HIMSS Inks Promising New Strategic PartnershipWith HIMSS 2017 now underway, the innovations are rolling out left and right.

Among the top innovators at the convention is KSI. The company, we’re told, will unveil a new, innovative medical keyboard, the KSI-1802R SX, at HIMSS 2017 this week in Orlando.

KSI has designed an extraordinary product in the KSI-1802R SX.

An integrated WaveID dual band card reader that facilitates contact-less smart card logon, together with a silicon-surfaced pro-grade 500dpi fingerprint sensor, protects the clinical desktop and ensures irrefutable dual authentication that is ePrescribe, I-STOP and FIPS 201 compliant.

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