This week, healthcare IT pros are attending the 2021 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, with the pandemic and data security being among the top issues under review in this year’s post-lockdown return to in-person conferencing in Las Vegas.
The opening keynote highlighted early lessons from the global covid-19 crisis. The panel discussion included the US Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, Terry Adirim, Hans Henri Kluge, MD, Regional Director for Europe World Health Organization (WHO), and Patrice Harris, MD, MA, FAPA, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, eMed.
Participants discussed the necessities and challenges of global cooperation to address the 100-year global health crisis, in real time, making decisions based on scientific facts and principles. On the front lines of the covid challenge, panelists discussed the explosion of telemedicine and the varied uptake of vaccines, including the difficulty of working against internet-based misinformation that have affected vaccination rates.
Cybersecurity is also a hot, evolving topic of discussion, with a keynote panel reviewing ways to prevent ransomware, patient privacy, and other security-related interruptions to consistent healthcare administration. Sessions include a review of the current threat landscape for healthcare, industry responses to those threats, best practices for securing healthcare devices, and a wide variety of other security-related topics.
Show participants are also highlighting work to develop AI-driven genetic sequencing models for cancer identification and personalized treatment, including what global health IT provider Royal Philips and NYU Langone Health are calling the largest cancer sequencing test in the industry.
As the healthcare landscape evolves and incorporates emerging technologies into patient care and hospital administration, the conference is showcasing and demonstrating interoperability of industry standards-based technologies to achieve improved connected care, healthcare continuity, and improved clinical outcomes.
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