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Our Key Takeaways from HIMSS16

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 16, 2016 9:30:14 AM

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Now that our team is back and recovered from Las Vegas, we wanted to recap some of the great experiences we had at HIMSS16! This is the second time The WFC Group has attended HIMSS (last year was in our hometown of Chicago – you can see what we did here). What were we up to this year and what did we take away from this conference?

Helping to Solve your Pain Points

We had a lot of traffic from attendees looking for assistance with their workforce management software, and our healthcare experts were on hand to meet with each of them, offering free 30 minute consultations to help solve any pain points they were experiencing. One topic of conversation that stood out was scheduling – how management’s time could be freed up to concentrate on performing their job exceptionally, and how best to ensure the correct staffing mix is on the healthcare floor. If you missed out on meeting with us, you can still schedule a free consultation with one of our experts!

Keynote Speakers

We had a great time listening to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary for the Department of Health & Human Services. Secretary Burwell highlighted the use of technology to better link healthcare providers, helping to make the treatment of patients more productive, efficient and safe. Streamlining all areas of patient care to eliminate inefficiencies is something we help our healthcare clients do day in and day out through various elements of their workforce management software - freeing up time that is better spent on quality care.

It’s all about Big Data

We saw hundreds of vendors with various analytics products – it’s clear that “big data” is front and center for healthcare in 2016. There was a lot of talk about how companies can move from “data about data” to data they can actually do something with. Analytics and Big Data are continuing to grow and thrive in the healthcare workforce management space as companies start to see the benefit of having full visibility into their systems. As we wrote in our What’s Trending in Healthcare Workforce Management for 2016 blog, this is quickly becoming a “must implement” software item of 2016.

What were your takeaways from the conference? Let us know in the comments. We’re already looking forward to Orlando in 2017!

Topics: Healthcare, HIMSS