HIMSS ’17 Updates Regulatory Reluctance & Inspiration from Rometty

News from on the ground at HIMSS 17 is that the current tone coming from the regulatory and policy sessions has been one of  reluctance in discussing potential changes possible my due to the ambiguity  due to new administration”

Ginni Rometty the Opening Keynote speaker also spoke to the audience and was received enthusiastically from the news on the ground folks. Healthcare IT News said that Rometty said that the ‘cognitive era is a profoundly hopeful moment in time’ and also announced solutions for value based care and Watson Health Consulting Services. She also reportedly mentioned projects that was ongoing with the Cleveland Clinic and Memorial Sloan Kettering to advance ‘cognitive computing’ per Healthcare IT  News. 

More from Healthcare Interoperability’s roving reporters on the ground! Thanks all. 

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Central and Southern Ohio HIMSS Chapter #1 at HIMSS ’17

 

As HIMSS 17 starts on Monday, February 20th, the exciting news for the community in the C&S Ohio region is that your chapter was recognized as the #1 Medium Sized Chapter by HIMSS and members of the Board will receive the award at the Gala event on Tuesday 21st of February at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. If you are there, please take a little time to congratulate some of the Board Members who are there and also most importantly, feel proud of being part of a wonderful community and their sense of leadership, collaboration and community involvement.

Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, John Boehner, Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Ed Rendell, Former Pennsylvania Governer are just a few of the speakers set to speak at the conference.

While I won’t be there myself, I’ll have roving Guest Bloggers that will share their insights and experiences about the events as they unfold at the conference.

For those participating at the conference, enjoy yourselves and for those like me who won’t be there, stay tuned to this blog!