Digital transformation has caught up with the healthcare industry. Healthcare organizations are slowly realizing that their competitiveness is predicated on their adoption of technology and a failure to adapt to change could be catastrophic.

Organizations need to approach digital transformation carefully because technology will define the true worth of all product and services in the future, especially in the healthcare industry. HIMSS 2019, therefore, is the perfect place for a sneak peek into the future of healthcare. With just three more days to go here’s a curated list of exciting sessions at HIMSS 2019.

1. Session: Improving Provider Data Accuracy with Blockchain
(Health Information Exchange, Interoperability, Data Integration)
When: 13th Feb, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Orlando – Orange County Convention Center – W230A
What to expect: This session will provide an overview of why Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest Diagnostics and UnitedHealthcare have formed an alliance (named the Synaptic Health Alliance) to explore the use of blockchain technology in tackling the challenge of accurate and efficient provider data management and sharing.

2. Session: Creating the Next Generation of Digital Engagement
(Consumer, Patient Engagement & Digital Connected Health)
When: 14th Feb, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Where: Orlando – Orange County Convention Center – W304E
What to expect: This presentation will share insights into the initiatives Novant Health has developed to maximize engagement at each point across a patient’s healthcare journey.

3. Session: Clinical Optimization: One Approach to Integration
(Improving Quality Outcomes Through Health Information & Technology)
When: 14th Feb, 8:30am – 9:30am
Where: Orlando – Orange County Convention Center – W206A
What to expect: This session dives into how to reduce care variation, improve clinical outcomes and lower overall costs by implementing a simple, yet effective, clinical optimization strategy.

4. Session: Digitally Transforming Patient and Caregiver Experiences
(Consumer, Patient Engagement & Digital Connected Health)
When: 15th Feb, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Orlando – Orange County Convention Center – W308A
What to expect: In this session, the speakers will discuss key digitalization initiatives at the Cleveland Clinic and the learnings from a multi-year digital transformation currently under way.

5. Session: FHIR Interoperability: Point-of Care Healthcare Apps in the Real World
(Health Information Exchange, Interoperability, Data Integration)
When: 15th Feb, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Orlando – Orange County Convention Center – W304A
What to expect: This session will describe Geisinger’s evolving approach to using FHIR resources to extend homegrown apps beyond our current EHR system, allowing us to share our innovation more broadly than ever before.