11 March 2014 / Blog
HIMSS 2014 Wrap-Up - Transforming Healthcare IT
- Hillary Clinton spoke about the need to drive greater transparency, using IT, into treatment costs and effectiveness so consumers can make better informed decisions about their healthcare.
- The National Coordinator of Healthcare Information Technology, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, discussed the imperative for interoperable systems to ensure data can be shared among healthcare entities in order to improve patient care.
- Aetna CEO Marc Bertolini highlighted ways in which technology can be used to reduce costs and support a “new foundation for health,” characterized by aligned incentives among stakeholders, well-defined care plans for the chronically ill, and investments in wellness programs to proactively prevent healthcare issues.
- We enable customers to accelerate EHR “meaningful use” through rapid deployment of clinical applications, such as those from EpicTM Systems. We also develop and manage several interfaces that ensure integration among applications and interoperability between systems our customers run, whether managed by Velocity or on premise. We recently shared some of Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center’s achievements in these areas.
- We invest in delivering exceptional application compliance and resiliency. Our cloud is built to conform with HIPAA-standards. We also provide Managed Disaster Recovery services with recoverability in mind, as we find many organizations do not have confidence in the recoverability of more traditional DR solutions they have in place.
- With Velocity Zoom®, our customers are able to access powerful information to help them make informed decisions about daily operations. They can answer many questions; for example, are users conducting the types of transactions they are authorized to do? Are supply orders being placed in a timely manner to support the operating room? Are business processes running as efficiently as possible?