The Avaap Higher Education team was thrilled to be back at the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) Annual Conference this year! After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, it was great to see Ohio higher education leaders in person again. This year’s conference focused on transforming for the future, with the use of technology on campus and the impact it has on student success dominating discussions.
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The global Electronic Health Record (EHR) market is currently valued at $31.5 Billion and growing at 6% per year. According to KLAS research, Epic and Cerner dominate the market with a combined 85% market share among large, 500-bed U.S. hospitals.
Epic’s annual User Group Meeting (UGM) is coming up next week, August 26-29, 2019. Whether you’re one of the 9,000 healthcare luminaries with an all-access pass to the great content available at Epic UGM 2019 or you are spending time combing the interwebs for the latest news and happenings in Verona, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate Epic Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner’s innovation and creativity in costume choices for past keynote addresses. Anyone familiar with the Epic story knows Judy is known for her groundbreaking data goals as well as her all-in commitment to UGM conference themes.
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 Cerner CommunityWorks Summit in Kansas City, MO. Avaap was honored to be included as one of a few select vendors to exhibit at the summit. It was a whirlwind week full of education, networking, and happy hours hosted by Cerner. We had great conversations with hospital executives, clinicians, operations leaders, and IT liaisons about the challenges rural, community, and critical access hospitals face. At the same time of the summit, Avaap announced the Columbus Regional Health System go-live with Cerner CommunityWorks after a year-and-a-half long partnership, beginning with system selection through go-live. Seeing their journey and comparing it with stories from other sites in their same domain, whether currently implementing or live for several years, led me to a few key takeaways from the week:
You’re likely reading this on one of the last days of the HIMSS annual conference, or maybe just as it’s ended. If you attended HIMSS this year, you might be suffering from PHES (Post-HIMSS Exhaustion Syndrome). And before you go where I know you’re going, let me cut you off and tell you that I do not know the proper ICD-10-CM code for PHES.
It was a great couple of days in Las Vegas with 25,000+ healthcare finance and revenue cycle professionals in town for the annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) conference. The presentations were dynamite and covered everything from the Washington environment as it impacts healthcare policy, emerging technologies that are disrupting healthcare, and strategies for creating a healthcare system that truly delivers value.
What a week it was at the HIMSS18 Annual Conference & Exhibition! If you haven’t been to a healthcare conference in Vegas, then you don’t know what you’re missing. More than 40,000 healthcare professionals from around the globe – physicians, nurses, caregivers, technology professionals, executives, and vendors – converged on the Sands Expo and Convention Center for a week of networking, education, and sharing perspectives on the trends, initiatives, and advances that are shaping health information technology and how care is delivered and received. There was so much going on, the energy was palatable, and it’s impossible to look back and not feel like there was something we didn’t get to see while at this year’s HIMSS conference.
As another HIMSS conference is in the books, it’s time for me to reflect on what I learned. Here goes nothing!
Good morning! I thought I was the only one getting an early start on HIMSS.
Avaap CMO Dr. Craig Joseph will be on-site at HIMSS 2018 discussing the latest trends, technologies and tools that enhance the experience with EHR. Visit Craig and the Avaap team in booth 12319 at HIMSS 2018.