Common Threads: The Most Discussed Topics from ViVE & HIMSS22


Now that we are a few weeks out from the excitement of this year’s ViVE and HIMSS22 conferences, we are reflecting on the areas of greatest need expressed by CIOs, industry partners, and others in the HIT space from our unique spot in the data and documentation managed services space.  

AI, API, IoT – Oh My! New Technology Adoption

After two years of zoom meetings, it was exciting to see live demos! There are dozens of new technologies available to serve up insights critical to the healthcare ecosystem and be it an AI, API, or IoT product/solution, organizations are eager to take advantage of these offerings. But as we deploy new technology to help reduce clinical burden, move organizations closer to Pop Health goals, or implement Hospital-at-Home services, we need to ensure current data states are clean and standardized and Providers have what they need at the Point of Care. The effort to get there will be a heavy lift for some organizations and they are looking for a partner that can help them address these concerns so new technology can be successfully launched.

Mergers & Acquisitions are Here to Stay

The number of health organizations and vendors involved in M&A activity is showing no signs of slowing down. The need to sunset disparate platforms and move to enterprise go-forward systems continues to be a challenge. In addition, with increased cyber security concerns from multiple disparate systems – the search is on for a 3rd party solution that can quickly, and accurately, consolidate clinical, operational, and financial data platforms. MDabstract has the expertise to integrate facility/group/provider acquisition clinical and operational data into your Health Systems Enterprise EHR.

Where Have All The Workers Gone?

Not only are CIOs dealing with an IT talent arms race, but their organizations are struggling to find and retain staff for critical operational and clinical data positions. With in-office work requirements seemingly shifted due to the pandemic, organizations are getting creative to fill staffing gaps. Non-patient-facing data processes, such as pre-auth, surgery scheduling, and even ongoing daily appointment prep, all previously considered in-house staples, are now up for conversation as areas for staff augmentation and outsourcing. There has been an increase in the need for healthcare managed services which allow organizations to staff for patient care roles and free up valuable clinical space while leaving the backend work for 3rd party experts.

If we didn’t have the chance to connect at ViVE or HIMSS and these are areas of interest to your organization, let’s schedule a call and see how our data and documentation managed services can help. 

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