The HIMSS Conference and Expo is a great opportunity to take the mHealth industry’s temperature each year. To be sure, the show earlier this month in Las Vegas was a very different show than last year, and not just because it moved west from Chicago. Last year was all about the seemingly insurmountable transition to electronic health records (EHR).
This year, EHR was more of a foregone conclusion. As a result, more attendees seemed interested to take the next step, and talk about what they might be able to do with the data. A few mega-themes presented themselves over the 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space. Among them:
- New cloud capabilities from large-scale suppliers
- Patient-minded care and workflow models
- Modifying behavior for healthier outcomes, and