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October 2, 2017 – PEPID is a proud partner of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – better known as HIMSS – and National Health IT Week. There’s no doubt that when information technology and health care work hand in hand, patient outcomes greatly improve.

To help raise awareness on just how important IT is to health care, we will be gathering the best insights shared throughout Health IT Week and putting them here for you to enjoy. We’ll be tweeting too! Be sure to join us on Twitter for live tweets from the week’s events!

From the HIMSS blog:

Health Imaging Will Soon Get New Tech
Artificial Intelligence. Augmented and Virtual Reality. These technologies will make their way into clinical workflow – and that’s exciting! Author Anna Marie Mason, Executive Director of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine says “This is what we do – drive technology innovation and education to improve health.” Read the full article here.

The Home Health Agency of Tomorrow
Adam Sabloff, CEO of Virtual Health, envisions the “next-generation care delivery system” and stresses that interoperability is key to building a solid foundation for the growing senior population. Read the full article here.

Improving Patient Care Through Technology
Remember when patient charts could only be shared with a fax machine? We’ve come a long way, but there’s still a long way to go. As we adopt new technology patient care improves, but we’ve now reached what Nicholas Skinner, Communications Director of Optimus Healthcare IT, calls a “pivotal era.” Read the full article here.

How Empathy and Storytelling Factor In
Technology is just a tool when it comes to health care. It’s a very important tool, but it does not replace a human touch or empathy. Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson, an Indiana Chapter HIMSS member, says “Through awareness, empathy, and storytelling, healthcare providers and educators can make a long-lasting personal connection with the people we serve.” Read the full article here.

Health Tech is Everywhere You Look
Health care and information technology are described as “inseperable” by Robert Jensen, President and CEO of Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). “It’s flat-out impossible to innovate and raise the bar in providing life-enhancing or life-saving devices without IT.”  Read the full article here.

Stay Tuned …
We’ll be posting more as the week goes on. Be sure to come back and see what’s new today through October 6th.

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