HIMSS' HIT X.0 transports attendees into the future

By Patty Enrado, Senior Editor
With a new mobile initiative being launched and as the newest of the organizing partners for the mHealth Summit, HIMSS has a lot to share in the area of mobile health.

HIMSS is presenting HIT X.0 – Beyond the Edge, one of six themed tracks at the summit. With healthcare IT driving the industry's transformation at breakneck speed, the five education sessions will focus on the future, not just today. "Getting to the edge – like a cliff – is one thing and going beyond it is quite another," said JoAnn W. Klinedinst, CPHIMS, PMP, FHIMSS, vice president of professional development at HIMSS.

mHealth HIT X.0, powered by mHIMSS, offers knowledge and insight into the next generation of healthcare through the use of innovative, imaginative and emerging mobile information technology. Attendees will learn about best practices and uses of mobile health designed to improve the quality and control the costs of care, as well as impact personal health and healthcare delivery.

All sessions will be held in Chesapeake A-C.

Monday, Dec. 5
Thomas Giannulli, MD, CMIO of Epocrates, and Nick van Terheyden, MD, CMIO and CLU for Nuance, will present "Finally Catching up with the Mobile Physician" from 12-1 p.m. Giannulli and van Terheyden will discuss the scope of mobile cloud-computing and the various innovations and applications coming down the pike during the next five years to help optimize physician workflow.

In "The Untethered Doctor: Getting Your Practice on Board with mHealth," which takes place from 2-3 p.m., Chris Wasden, global healthcare innovation leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Prateek Dwivedi, former CIO at Mt. Sinai Hospital and a board member with VitalHub, will outline six basic principles to successfully implement mobile health into the provider setting to improve health outcomes, better engage patients and reduce costs.

"Global Mobile – A View from the Other Side," will be held from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Christopher Catallo, partner and executive vice president for Greystone.net, will focus on emerging technologies and solutions and what's different about the mobile market in the United States compared to the rest of the world.

Tuesday, Dec. 6
In "What Mobility Innovation Means to Healthcare," being held from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Tracy Hulver, director of identity marketing for Verizon Business' Security Innovation Group, and Verizon Vice President Peter Tippett, MD, PhD, will highlight cases that illustrate a secure infrastructure and best practices for integrating sound identity and access management strategy.

Brian Rothman, MD, assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will deliver the last session, "Being Four Places at Once: Mobile Device Situational Awareness," from 2:15-3:15 p.m. Rothman and Sandberg will discuss how mobile device applications provide the solution to the "last mile" problem of electronic medical records and telemedicine by connecting clinicians to several patients while at one bedside.

"HIMSS is honored to partner with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on the mHealth Summit," said Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, executive vice president of HIMSS. "Mobile health is one of HIMSS' top strategic areas of focus as we address mobile issues through three lenses – technologies, workflows and interoperability, a perspective that supports our efforts to improve healthcare delivery with the best use of health IT."

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