Our HIMSS Watch List: Trends, Predictions, and Can’t-Miss Events

Posted by Dana Adams on Mar 5, 2018, 6:02:01 PM

We’re off to an exciting week at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas. Other than some serious March Madness bracket buzz and wagering, we’re expecting to see a couple other themes get a lot of attention this week.

Buzzwords get operational, not just clinical

We've heard a lot about things like "A.I in healthcare" and "voice-to-text EHR for doctors," and we predict this year's conference will feature a number of grounded discussions on how the best way to realize the benefit of these new A.I. and machine learning technologies may actually be in the back office. 

  • Digital Workforces Enabling Intelligent Innovation: Matthew Creegan and Joseph Porter of SDLC Partners will discuss the way intelligent automation can be “a catalyst to enable human capital to focus on value-add initiatives. When implemented wisely, tactics for short-term operational efficiencies also pave the way for more accessible Artificial Intelligence applications.” Tuesday 3/6 1:00-1:50 p.m. PST, Venetian Convention Center, Level 1, Casanova, Booth 14000, Fireside Theater
  • AI & Machine Learning in Revenue Cycle Management: Our very own CEO, Justin Adams, along with Brooke Moore of The Emory Clinic, and Valerie Barckhoff of Windham Brannon, will discuss the ways healthcare providers can apply A.I. to their revenue cycle operations to cut costs, increase productivity, and grow revenue. Tuesday 3/6 4:00-4:20 p.m. PST, Sands Convention Center, Level 1, Hall G, Booth 9900

New tech gets measurable

Going beyond the heady, futuristic visions for shiny new tech in the healthcare space, we need to see more real-world, practical discussions on how to realize actual, measurable value from these new technologies. 

    • How AI and Machine Learning are Disrupting the Current Healthcare Ecosystem: James Golden of PwC and Christopher Ross of the Mayo Clinic will discuss some of the ways AI and machine learning have already begun to disrupt the way healthcare is delivered, and will “provide several use cases to help attendees understand how to take advantage of these approaches to realize immediate value.” Tuesday 3/6 10:00-11:00 a.m. PST, Venetian Convention Center, Palazzo E
    • Finding the ROI of AI: Wout Brusselaers of Deep 6 AI and Bobbie Rimel of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will focus on the area of clinical trials to “demonstrate the impact of accelerated recruitment on a health system’s revenue stream, discuss how to create a business model to monetize existing patient data using AI, and identify relevant success metrics.” Thursday 3/8 2:30-3:30 p.m. PST, Venetian Conference Center, Palazzo D

You can find a full rundown of HIMSS18 events here.

And don't forget to swing by our booth—#9900-41— to meet Lia, take our A.I. Readiness Assessment (AIRA), and meet our co-founders Justin and Pat.

Click here and schedule time to meet the Digitize.AI team at #HIMSS18


Dana Adams

Written by Dana Adams

Topics: AI, Prior authorization, Intelligent automation, Pre-authorization, Pre-certification, Revenue cycle, HIMSS18