Digital healthcare offerings showcased at HIMSS 2017

HIMSS 2017

Enterprise IT vendors showcased innovative technologies to improve patient care and healthcare at this year’s Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, being held in Orlando, Florida, from Feb. 20-23.

Lenovo Health and Orbita,  an innovator in connected home healthcare demonstrated a virtual home care solution at HIMSS 2017. Based on two recently unveiled products, Lenovo Smart Assistant and Orbita Voice, the solution will be showcased at Lenovo booth #6170.

Lenovo’s Smart Assistant is a voice-controlled speaker for the home that combines the power of the Amazon Alexa voice platform with Harman Kardon speaker technology.  At the same time, Orbita’s Voice is a voice experience manager for healthcare.

The integrated product is promised to help patients with chronic and post-acute care with natural voice assistant technology.

Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks introduced the Information Governance Engine, an optional add-on to the ExtremeManagement product portfolio, enabling CISOs and CIOs to establish and maintain a clinical baseline that demonstrates compliance with HIPAA and PCI standards for their mission-critical networks.

The Information Governance Engine provides an automated scored assessment that empowers IT to understand how network changes may impact compliance. The new solution is the ideal complement to Extreme’s unique security capabilities for CISOs and CIOs, particularly in the healthcare and retail industries, that are required to demonstrate and maintain compliance not only to HIPAA and PCI rules, but also their own internal rules.

Royal Philips
Health technology provider Royal Philips introduced IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition,  a healthcare informatics platform, that enables health systems to manage the growth and cost of their clinical enterprise with a managed service and pay-per-use model.

This edition offers a full suite of interoperable healthcare informatics applications and services for hospitals and integrated health networks.

AT&T will provide wireless connectivity for ZywiePro, Zywie’s cardiac remote monitoring solution to  help physicians diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular disease faster. The device will run on AT&T Control Center.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the healthcare industry by securely delivering valuable data in near real-time. The ZywiePro solution uses mobile and cloud technology to detect cardiovascular arrhythmias in patients. It sends doctors detailed diagnostics of the cardiovascular health of their patients.

Ambra Health
Ambra Health, makers of cloud-based, medical image management suite, launced Ambra for Developers, a cloud development platform for medical imaging. Built around modern, RESTful web-services, the company claims that this is the first cloud development platform designed specifically for medical imaging.

Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies announced two new purpose-built mobile handheld devices that will improve clinical mobility workflows and patient care. The TC51-HC mobile computer and the DS8100-HC series scanners can foster clinical collaboration for staffers and drive better operational efficiencies.

IBM Watson
IBM introduced several new offerings, collaborators and clients.  IBM Watson Health is developing the first offerings to integrate the specialized capabilities of Watson Care Manager, Truven Health Analytics, Phytel, and Explorys.

The company also announced that it will work with the Central New York Care Collaborative  to create a population health platform, intended to connect 2,000 care providers across six counties, and with the goal to reduce costs in the Medicaid system by decreasing the amount of avoidable hospital stays by 25% over the course of the project. The population health platform will integrate IBM Watson Care Manager with broader Watson Health offerings and run on the IBM Cloud.

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