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Vendor Experimentation, Innovation and Collaboration Characterize Today’s Healthcare Conferences

Posted by Heather Hitchcock on Jan 6, 2019 12:14:00 PM


Intel® IoT Market Ready Solution partner MIC shares its expertise at Connected Health and HIMSS.

In healthcare technology today, the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts. Case in point: Connected health, care transformation and predictive analytics. All are enabled by a range of advanced technologies working in concert, including, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (loT), virtual reality and more. And they are dramatically changing the face of care delivery today.

Perhaps nowhere are the synergies of modern healthcare innovation more evident than at today’s healthcare meetings and conferences. These events provide a forum for collaboration, experimentation and information sharing across the entire healthcare spectrum. And exciting new possibilities for improved care emerge when diverse insight, expertise and leading edge technologies are come together.

At the Connected Health Conference in Boston last October, for example, Intel Corporation hosted a fascinating panel discussion focusing on how HIT and related technologies are transforming the point-of-care and the way clinicians engage with patients. The event brought together thought-leaders from a wide range of well-recognized providers and vendors as well as up-and-coming industry start ups. MIC was proud to have been selected to participate.

The discussion highlighted the tangible benefits that AI, loT and virtual reality already have delivered at the bedside and offered important insights to help hospitals implement solutions to address today’s most pressing challenges. Both providers and vendors shared real-world case studies—many focusing on making point-of-care data available hospital-wide and beyond in near real-time and on strategic alerts as a tool to keep clinicians informed of potential patient decline. A range of the technologies highlighted were recent additions to Intel’s IoT Market Ready Solutions Program, including MIC’s Sickbay™ platform.

It is exciting to see that we are at the tipping point where AI at the edge is becoming a reality, and that data from medical devices in particular can be shared securely in near real time,” noted Raajen Patel, Director of Data Science for MIC, who participated on the panel. “This has long been a goal, but the challenge for healthcare has been capturing the right data and implementing the right infrastructure to manage this information at the scale required and at a cost hospitals could afford. I believe today we are there.

Wendy Bohner, Health & Life Sciences Solution Architect for Intel and moderator of the session commented: “The panel discussion brought together some of the brightest minds at Intel partners in the connected healthcare and loT spaces. I was fascinated to hear firsthand how their combined technologies are providing doctors and nurses with real-time access to vital patient information so they can spend more time with patients and ultimately improve care.”

HIMSS19 is just around the corner. We’ll be excited to see the innovation unveiled at this major event.

What do you predict the big trends may be?

Topics: innovation


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