The following is a list of organizations I’ll personally be visiting with at HIMSS14, along with several others. Each has a compelling story and I’m looking forward to learning more about them.
Any thoughts on who you think I might be missing, or have overlooked?
AirStrip provides a complete, vendor and data source agnostic enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution, which enables clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations. With deep clinical expertise and strong roots in mobile technology and data integration, AirStrip is empowering the nation’s leading health systems as the industry continues to evolve to new business models, accountable care and shared risk. Based in San Antonio, Texas, AirStrip allows health systems to unlock the full potential of their existing technology investments with a complete mobility solution that provides access to critical patient data across the care continuum. AirStrip is backed by investments from Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Wellcome Trust. AirStrip’s customers includes HCA, Texas Health Resources, Vanguard Health Systems (part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation), Dignity Health and Ardent Health Services.
Allscripts delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations.
Axial’s products improve the quality of patient care, and reduce the cost of providing it, by credentialing the most qualified providers, delivering point of care decision support tools, and utilizing a 360-degree cloud-based predictive model to stratify risk and quantify outcomes. Axial furthers the IHI Triple Aim of driving healthcare value by developing cost-effective, quality-based treatment pathways combined with seamless IT and workflow integration.
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32 technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin “VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Cyber Security (solution for Mac), ESET Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world. The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries.
Founded in 2008, MedSys Group, a full-service HCIT delivery organization, supports today’s technology in large academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, specialty hospitals, and physician practice organizations. MedSys Group’s vision of “evolving healthcare” is centered on contributing to the success of its clients while providing a supportive culture for its professional consultants and associates. MedSys is able to lend expert guidance and knowledge in Cerner, Epic, Siemens, Meditech, McKesson, and Eclipsys solutions, as well as the Ambulatory and Practice Management arenas. MedSys is frequently featured in A-list publications and was named for two consecutive years on the Dallas 100 list of fastest growing companies in North Texas. MedSys is a recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare and the Inc. 5000 awards.
Extend mobility to the point of care and beyond with healthcare solutions that combine Motorola’s world-class mobility products and critical healthcare applications from partners. Our healthcare industry-focused solutions allow you to securely share real-time information anywhere, inside or outside the facility, for increased patient safety and more attentive care. In an aim to streamline supply chain processes and reduce overall healthcare costs, our healthcare solutions make it possible to automate management systems, track patient progress, and improve responsiveness of healthcare providers. Motorola’s healthcare tools also enhance clinical performance and improve the delivery of care. With our broad range of resources, including solutions for medication administration, specimen collection, and remote patient monitoring, your organization can find the information and security you need anytime and anywhere. Motorola’s healthcare solutions allow medical professionals to attend to patients while technologies and management processes take care of the rest.
Proficio is a leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). We are changing the way organizations meet their IT security and compliance goals by providing the most advanced cloud-based solutions to monitor and scan critical assets without the need for added headcount or costly software and hardware systems. Its customers value its insight, experience and unrelenting passion for defending their networks and applications from cyber attacks. Its founders are industry veterans who have helped companies like RSA, ArcSight, Proofpoint and Ramp Networks achieve success. Proficio partners with industry leaders, like HP ArcSight, Qualys, Palo Alto Networks, and NRI Security, to bring best-in-class solutions to market.
SAS is used at more than 70,000 sites in 139 countries, including 91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list. An overwhelming majority of customers choose to continue using SAS every year. CEO Jim Goodnight says it’s because great employees create great software and services. SAS (pronounced “sass”) once stood for “statistical analysis system,” and began at North Carolina State University as a project to analyze agricultural research. As demand for such software grew, SAS was founded in 1976 to help all sorts of customers – from pharmaceutical companies and banks to academic and governmental entities. SAS – both the software and company – thrived throughout the next few decades. Development of the software attained new heights in the industry by being able to run across all platforms, using the multivendor architecture for which it is known today. While the scope of the company spread across the globe, the encouraging and innovative corporate culture remained the same.
Verisk Health is transforming the business of healthcare by providing data services, analytics, and advanced technologies that answer the industry’s most complex challenges. With a focus on reducing risk across all domains of healthcare, Verisk Health’s broad solution suite is designed to help health plans, employers, providers, and other risk-bearing entities improve the quality of healthcare delivery, reduce costs, optimize risk-adjusted revenue, ensure payment accuracy, and support compliance. From effective population health management, quality reporting, revenue accuracy, and chart retrieval to tackling fraud, waste and abuse, Verisk Health is committed to answering the unique challenges of its clients.
In an era that challenges us to do more, better, faster, cheaper, and with fewer resources, patient experience is often considered an add-on for hospitals and health systems. Yet, thankfully, there are many organizations that seek to set themselves apart from their competitors and to be bold leaders in the industry. For these pioneers, the experience innovation network offers a national research collaborative that is putting the science behind the human experience of care. Together, members of the experience innovation network are developing and sharing proven strategies and sustainable solutions that are shaping the next scientific agenda and hardwiring human-centered care models and technologies that are bridging communication gaps, safeguarding the patient journey, and improving experience and outcomes.
Founded in 1999, ZirMed is one of healthcare’s premier health information connectivity and management solutions companies. ZirMed combines innovative software development with the industry’s most advanced transactional network and business analytics platform to give organizations a clearer view of their financial and operational performance. Top-tier rated by our clients using KLAS criteria, ZirMed’s industry-leading technology and client support are modernizing critical connections between providers, patients, and payers to improve the business and process of healthcare. Our nationwide network facilitates, manages, and analyzes billions of healthcare transactions, driving bottom-line performance with clinical communications, comprehensive analytics, eligibility, claims management, coding compliance, reimbursement management, and patient payment services—including credit card processing, online payments, statements, estimation, and payment plan management.