Latest healthcare technologies revealed at HIMSS 2016 event

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Digitalisation is invading the global healthcare industry. IT majors have showcased new products, solutions and services for this particular sector at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 conference in Las Vegas.

Panasonic, a provider of healthcare technology solutions, is showcasing a broad portfolio of its healthcare technology solutions including Panasonic’s new 5” tablet computers: Toughpad FZ-N1 and Toughpad FZ-F1 as well as interactive, self-service kiosks, scanners, unified communications systems and digital media solutions.

The technology company believes that mobile devices can significantly reduce the costs of healthcare operations while improving overall service quality.

Digital imaging solutions provider Canon demonstrates solutions and services aimed to help optimize the capture and dissemination of paper-based information. Canon solutions on display include imageFORMULA document scanners, imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, and advanced software solutions and services.

Another company, Vital Connect, will debute VitalPatch biosensor at the 2016 HIMSS Conference.  The product is an all-in-one, single-use, disposable wearable developed to support clinical decision-making.

Powered by Vital Connect’s VitalCore processor, the VitalPatch is the next evolution of Vital Connect’s FDA-approved biosensor, HealthPatch MD.

With the VitalPatch, the HealthPatch MD is now included in a peel and stick, single-use device. The lightweight, wireless, adhesive patch continuously monitors and records single lead ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, posture, step count and fall detection with clinical accuracy.

A new reporting requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates the electronic submission of staffing and census information1 in an effort to promote greater accountability for long-term care facilities (both skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities).

Kronos Incorporated announced workforce management solutions and services at the event. These offerings are designed to comply with a new reporting requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that mandates the electronic submission of staffing and census information.

Payroll Data Submission – Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting system allows staffing and census information to be collected on a regular and more frequent basis than before and eliminates self-reporting by ensuring that the data is auditable for accuracy.

At the healthcare technology event, U.S. health specialist Dignity Health said it is committed to developing partnerships and opportunities that harness the potential of technology. And, it will demonstrate how Dignity Health’s bio-surveillance program helped reduce sepsis mortality at 16 facilities.

Dignity Health has partnered with analytics specialist SAS. The healthcare provider underlines that the use of analytics has enabled it to proactively manage potential risks, resulting in reduced mortality, shorter length of stay in the intensive care unit and an overall reduction in costs.

At HIMSS 2016, enterprise IT major Dell will highlight trends affecting the healthcare industry and how the company is building open, capable and affordable future-ready infrastructures. Dell has introduced an all-new medical monitor designed specifically for health professionals and announced new genomic research enhancements to its more than 11 billion image and growing Dell Cloud Clinical Archive.

Further, Dell has extended its Cloud Clinical Archive Services to include genomics data. Additionally, Dell said its Cloud Clinical Archive integrated with Zebra Medical Vision’s Analytics and Research platforms is now available.

Dell also announced new insights from the Dell Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI). The report revealed how healthcare organizations are using cloud, mobility, security and big data and introduced an all-new medical monitor designed specifically for health professionals.

Splunk will demonstrate how Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud can impact a broad range of use cases in healthcare.

Avnet has kept healthcare technologies based on big data and analytics, cloud, converged infrastructure, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility and security at the expo.

Avnet will also demonstrate Oracle’s big data and analytics solutions for healthcare, as well as Intel’s new Breach Security Assessment Service currently being piloted in Health and Life Sciences.

AT&T announced its Internet of Things (IoT) deal with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a medical technology company, to connect wireless health devices.

The BD Veritor System uses an AT&T Global SIM to send test results from the BD Veritor platform to the BD cloud. The BD cloud transmits the data in a secure manner to a laboratory information system or electronic health records system.  Clinicians can then access information and integrate test results into patient records in a highly secure way.

IT investment in healthcare is growing at faster pace. HIMSS 2016 is one of the platforms for showing the capabilities to support healthcare technologies.

Arya MM
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