Views from the Top sessions provide valuable insights for IT innovation

At this year’s HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition 2024 in Orlando, attendees will once again have the opportunity to attend and participate in the conference’s annual Views from the Top sessions – special keynotes and high-level presentations from leaders in the healthcare, government and private sector. sector.

The 60-minute talks provide fresh and fascinating insights into the hottest topics in healthcare in 2024, from AI challenges and opportunities to the collaboration priorities between government agencies aimed at driving IT innovation in the way healthcare is delivered and disrupted, regulated and reimbursed.

Here are just some of the Views from the Top sessions that HIMSS24 offers.

Where public health and healthcare IT meet

On Tuesday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. in room W224E, Dr. Mandy Cohen, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Deputy National Coordinator Steve Posnack of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT provide insight into the collaborative nature – and future – of the relationship between CDC and the ONC, and how public health can make better use of information and technology.

In addition to their thoughts on the power of partnership to advance technological innovations in healthcare, Cohen and Posnack will also outline their strategic priorities for the coming year during the session. ONC & CDC Discuss the relationship between health IT and public health.

Leveraging digital innovation

On Tuesday, March 12 at noon in room W224E, Sally Frank, global lead, health and life sciences, will moderate startups at Microsoft for Startups, a panel of leaders from four innovative healthcare startups about the need for passion, curiosity – and a healthy dose of skepticism – in fostering an innovative culture in the digital health ecosystem.

By synthesizing patient experiences, stakeholders can drive meaningful and lasting change, while the importance of patient-centered care, focused on quality outcomes and accessibility, will require the adoption of innovative approaches to respond to changing market forces.

Everyone aboard the GenAI “Bullet Train”

On Tuesday, March 12 at 1:30 PM in room W224E, John Halamka, president of Mayo Clinic Platform, will address the generative AI revolution in healthcare, with the technology’s deployment promising transformative value. While the potential benefits are enormous, so are the challenges. Implementing quality, clinical, and technical guardrails is crucial to effectively navigate this complex landscape.

Halamka’s lecture: “Keeping the generative AI bullet train on track“, explores ways to address both the pros and cons of GenAI to help healthcare leaders ensure this rapid innovation train stays on track and leverage innovation to drive positive impacts on patient care and healthcare.

Leveraging technology for improved delivery models

On Wednesday, March 13 at 1 p.m., Angela Shippy, senior arts executive and director at Amazon Web Services, will be in room W224E moderate a panel from three healthcare IT leaders to explore methods to improve efficiency, reduce costs and achieve clinical, financial and patient care goals.

Participants will understand the impact of workforce shortages, leverage technology to improve healthcare delivery and workforce satisfaction, and bridge healthcare IT competency gaps to advance the Quadruple Aim of Healthcare.

Navigating digital transformation, payment reform

On Wednesday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m., Michael Meucci, president and CEO of Arcadia, will be in room W224E moderating a panel discussion exploring payment reforms and cost pressures, taking technology into account, and offering strategies for providers to navigate change.

Participants will learn about the strategies of digital-first competitors and the essential capabilities to compete in the evolving healthcare landscape. The discussion aims to help participants develop strategies to integrate digital and AI capabilities into healthcare delivery for competitive advantage.