In early March, heath care leaders from around the world met in Las Vegas for the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference (HIMSS) to discuss the latest advances and trends in healthcare technology. A number of Anthem leaders participated in the conference, including Dirk Rittenhouse, Director of Clinical Data Acquisition and Analytics for Anthem; David Krause, a consumer centricity and marketing strategist; Thomas Caudron, who works on mobile digital health initiatives; and Robin Caruso, the Chief Togetherness Officer for Anthem’s affiliated CareMore Health.
Events like HIMSS provide important platforms for healthcare stakeholders to collaborate, build partnerships, and share successes happening through the care delivery system. It was exciting to stand by other health leaders and observe the momentum that is building toward finding innovative ways to use technology to solve some of the major challenges in healthcare.
Here are 5 articles that capture key insights and recaps from some of the conference’s most valuable moments:
- Healthcare Analytics News shared their biggest takeaways from throughout HIMSS, around issues such as the value that new technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain can bring to healthcare.
- An article from Healthcare IT News discussed how HIMSS featured a lot of energy around new innovations, but also highlighted that many long-standing hurdles still remain.
- Dan Michelson wrote in Becker’s Hospital Review about the healthcare work highlighted at HIMSS that is being done by some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including Amazon, Apple, and Uber.
- Healthcare Dive shared a recap of remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma, who discussed CMS’s role in health IT, including her major focus on increasing patient access to health records.
- Healthcare IT News wrote about remarks by Eric Schmidt, the former Executive Chairman Alphabet (the company commonly known as Google), and his take on how to best use technology to improve care.