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HIMSS 2019 Day Three Recap

Posted February 14, 2019
By Paige Goodhew

Here at Redox, we’re all about creating the network effect, and we took that one step further this morning at our HIMSS19 booth. From 9 – 11 a.m. we held a Match Making event where four of our health system customers, Brigham & Women’s, OSF Health, HFS and UVA, each had an opportunity to speak with four app vendor customers they might want to adopt at their organizations.

We also held two partner presentations at the booth. The first was by Chen Cao, innovation and business analyst with Brigham & Women’s Digital Innovation Hub (iHub). Redox has complemented the in-house integration team and has worked in such areas as surgical scheduling and surgical instrument tracking. So far the shortest realized integration timeline is less than one business day.

Niko took a break from the booth action for a couple of media interviews, one of which was with Matt Fisher of Healthcare de Jure. Fisher, a lawyer and podcaster, enjoys talking healthcare and business topics with Niko, and this morning their conversation focused on interoperability. One takeaway was that innovation in interoperability itself isn’t the problem, but rather the industry needs to get better at tech adoption to see efficiency gains, as well as improve patient identification. An aha moment came at the end when the gentlemen agreed the next HIMSS showcase might be for consumer apps.

Later, Niko joined the folks at SMACK Health, for its WTF Health (@wtf_health) video interview with Jessica DaMassa. The pair talked about Redox and what it will take for interoperability to stick in the future. If FHIR won’t solve interoperability, what will? What exactly do the new HHS regulations mean for providers, patients and payers? Stay tuned for the video.

Nick Hatt joined Cerner and Allscripts today at the Developer Innovation Lab to discuss partnering with EHRs through developer programs. They talked about how to get engaged in the program and what this partnership looks like from a product and business standpoint.

Back at the booth in the mid-afternoon, another great Redox partner, NowPow, talked about their work with us in their effort to connect people to community resources to help address their chronic health and social conditions. We wholeheartedly agree that social determinants of health should be built into care, and we’re pleased to play a role in making that happen by enabling seamless workflows, system data and integration, and scalable interoperability.  

This also happened today (@CommonWell)… we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s live!

Gotta get back to the booth (#7861)! Hope you’ll come by and say “hi” before heading home :).