Precision Health Front and Center at HIMSS 17

Picture this current hospital room setting: using technology, patients are tracking their own discharge goals while also ordering meals and scheduling follow-up appointments; clinicians are using touch-enabled devices to get patient information at the right time, and predictive analytics are being collected to help providers determine if patients are likely to acquire infections during their stay (through actively monitoring risk factors like temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and white blood count during stay) or if they are susceptible for an increased length of stay, enabling the provider to allocate more resources or special caregivers in advance, and to assist in discharge planning to help prevent a readmission.

While innovative technology built on Intel® architecture is behind all of the activity in the above scenario, so is the patient; these actions are customized and not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. That’s why we are calling 2017 the year of Precision Health, which is one of Intel’s main focus areas at the upcoming HIMSS Conference in Orlando, Feb. 19-22.

When the healthcare technology industry gathers next month, a great deal of focus will be on the patient, as it should be. Other industries, such as travel, banking and food service already offer personalized experiences to customers. Healthcare is now making the same headway, so that’s why we see health analytics and collaboration as two of the biggest trends happening in healthcare; they transform the experience for the patient. The situation noted above is currently playing out in health facilities around the world, so we’re on our way.

By utilizing analytics and collaboration, leading healthcare systems are building IT infrastructures that approach treatment based on the uniqueness of the individual, improving patient engagement and satisfaction scores by putting the patient at the center of care, and collecting data outside of the hospital setting to give physicians access to real time information. This focus can lead to real change and ultimately better outcomes at lower costs.

HIMSS 2017 is a great opportunity for you to learn more about health analytics, clinical genomics, and collaborative care. We invite you to attend the following Intel activities to learn more about how to set up a health IT infrastructure that takes these key areas into account:

Intel Booth #2661
You are invited to visit the Intel booth, #2661, during the Exhibition to see first-hand how Intel technologies are making precision health and collaboration come to life. The following companies will have experts on hand to answer your questions and provide live demonstrations for you to see and touch:

  • Qiagen – genomic analytics
  • ProKarma – Using advanced analytics to keep patients healthy
  • DocBox – A hardware/software platform that captures all medical device data
  • Oneview – application for patient engagement
  • Big Cloud Analytics – remote monitoring
  • Ergotron – workstations and carts for in hospital

Intel Technology Challenge
Learn how Intel technology is helping to shape the future of healthcare by seeing it in action on the show floor. Participate in the Intel HIMSS Technology Challenge. Visit partner booths across the show floor and answer a question about each one you visit for a chance to win a Fossil* Q Stainless Steel TouchScreen Smartwatch. Come to the Intel booth, #2661, for Intel HIMSS Technology Challenge details and to start the tour.

Meet Up: Get Ready for Precision Health, Tue., Feb. 21, 2 p.m. ET
Intel Booth #2661
Come join a discussion and meet up with HIMSS Ambassador John Lynn (@TechGuy) on the impact of precision medicine on patients, clinicians and IT experts. This session will also be available live via Periscope on @IntelHealth.

A Lewis & Clark Exploration of Precision Medicine, Wed., Feb. 22, 10 a.m. ET
Orange County Convention Center, Room 320
Bryce Olson, Global Marketing Director, Health and Life Sciences, Intel Corporation, and Brian Druker, MD, Director, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, define the stages of precision medicine, including where and how each of them are operating today.

Finally, be sure to follow @IntelHealth on Twitter to keep up-to-date on all the happenings going on at the event. We’ll be live tweeting from the show floor and sharing pictures of new health IT products/services that we discover. You can also win prizes every day during HIMSS through Twitter giveaways so be on the lookout for our contest tweets.

HIMSS is always a great event and we are looking forward to seeing you in Orlando. What are you most looking forward to seeing at HIMSS17? Tweet us @IntelHealth.