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Reflections on HIMSS 2022

Written by Yvette Maloney, CHFP, CPAR | Director of Product Management


What a fantastic week in Orlando at HIMSS 22!

As a first time attendee, I wasn’t sure what to expect and was eager to consume the educational sessions. Exploring the exhibit hall and connecting with others in the industry was also high on my priority list.

I have to admit that I was a bit overwhelmed trying to take in so much information in just a few days (not to mention, this was my first large conference since the Covid-19 pandemic hit and I was still a little bit in awe to see so many people).

Here are a few of my key takeaways:

Interoperability

There are so many individuals and groups diligently working to solve this pain point which—when fully realized—will help in a multitude of ways, especially in reducing costs. We’re still just not quite there yet.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Take care to prevent bias in AI models by ensuring that your training data represents the appropriate population. Will we see more reimbursement for AI as a billable service?

Age Bias

There was a call to innovators to build applications and technology that work for people of all ages, including older generations.

Burnout & Staffing Shortages

This was an issue before the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s gotten worse. This topic continues to be extremely concerning to all.

Broadband

Living in a rural area, I understand this issue well. In order for technology to truly and effectively be part of the solution to the challenges we face in today’s world, broadband needs to be accessible to more individuals.

There were so many other noteworthy topics—health equity, analytics, privacy and security, and FHIR—to name a few.

To quote a colleague, “my brain is full”—but it’s also energized and excited for the future.

Happy Spring!

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