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Healthcare Innovation: Disruption and Continuity to Highlight HIMSS19

Forward-thinking health IT executives will be focusing on key technology issues at HIMSS19, such as new industry entrants, interoperability policy, and much more.

Each year at the annual HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference, new trends emerge as the hottest topics of the year, leading to standing-room-only panel sessions focused on particular technology breakthroughs or policy pronouncements from regulators.

This year, as health technology executives and entrepreneurs prepare to descend upon Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 11-15, for the week-long HIMSS19, topics ranging from interoperability to disruption by big tech firms are drawing interest.

Michael Restuccia, senior vice president and chief information officer for Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, has three items on his to-do list for HIMSS. The first is to try to figure out what new entrants from other industries plan to do in healthcare IT. “I am curious about all these cross-sector and big-tech collaborations are doing now that they have jumped into healthcare,” he says. “What is going on with Amazon, Berkshire and JP Morgan? What is CVS doing? Everyone seems to think it is so easy to jump into healthcare and make a difference. I would be curious about what they are doing that is tangible, not pie in the sky. What should I be aware of to help Penn Medicine advance?”

Read the full article via Healthcare Innovation here.

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