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3 Trends to Watch for at HIMSS 2019

January 18, 2019 BY Colin Madigan, Director of Client Engagement

3 Trends to Watch for at HIMSS 2019

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is one of the most visible players in the healthcare information and technology 
(HIT) and management systems industry. Its annual conference brings together over 1,100 exhibiting companies and nearly 50,000 attendees from almost 100 countries.

The HIMSS Global Conference offers HIT and software companies an unprecedented opportunity to reach new clients and touch base with existing users. Attendees can discover how to capitalize on market trends and find solutions to their most pressing issues. Here are some of the top trends we're seeing leading up to HIMSS 2019.

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Top 5 Ways Hospitals Use Healthcare RFPs

August 6, 2018 BY Alanna Moriarty

Top 5 Ways Hospitals Use Healthcare RFPs

When a healthcare facility begins the search for a new product or service, it often issues a request for proposal (RFP) to open negotiations with potential suppliers. A healthcare RFP provides information to suppliers and contractors about whatever the facility is seeking -- facility expansion, new technology implementations, installation of durable medical equipment, etc.

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How Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions Affect EHR Interoperability

The healthcare industry continues to consolidate, with new players emerging to acquire payers and health systems while existing health systems merge and acquire independent hospitals. Though the effects for some of these mergers and acquisitions--such as the Amazon partnership with J.P. Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway--are fairly straightforward, mergers like that of Walmart and Humana or CVS and Aetna are open to speculation.

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How Healthcare Payors Can Cut Overspending

January 24, 2018 BY Alanna Moriarty

How Healthcare Payors Can Cut Overspending

The federal government continues to make healthcare funding a point of focus, most recently using the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as a bargaining tool to end a three-day government shutdown. After a lapse in long-term funding that lasted 114 days—nearly four months—Congress finally approved legislation that would fund CHIP until 2024. In emphasizing the refunding of CHIP, lawmakers have seemingly forgotten about community health centers—for which funding also ran out on Sept. 30, 2017.

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Looking Back to Move Forward: Healthcare Focus in 2018

January 16, 2018 BY Kate Shamsuddin, SVP of Strategy

Looking Back to Move Forward: Healthcare Focus in 2018

Like many other industries, the healthcare industry consistently finds itself under the microscope, especially as it attempts to sustain itself under several competing pressures and a relatively unpredictable environment. And while the environment has been ripe for change, experimentation, and most importantly disruption, there has been a struggle to bring clear answers to core questions. Through this post I reflect back on a presentation I gave on the top trends of 2017, outlining the subset of issues that remain front and center as key discussion topics as we look ahead. Ultimately, I believe these are four topics which industry players will continue to spend mindshare on, and as such, demand greater attention.

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