Drugviu, a population health platform, took home the first-place $5,000 award at AHIMA’s inaugural Pitch Competition on Monday. Drugviu is a data-based solution that provides usage information on medications prescribed to minority populations based on the experiences of others who have taken the medication.
Quickly changing technology has brought game-changing disruption to several modern industries. Healthcare seems to have remained relatively untouched by this trend, but there is no doubt that disruption is on the horizon. That was the message Dipak Patel of himagine solutions, Inc. had for attendees of his presentation in the Innovation Theater on Monday, “The Future of HIM: Lessons Learned from Uber, YouTube, AirBnB, and Others.”
“Look around you, at where each of you are sitting,” said Christine Kalish, MBA, CMPE, as she gazed across the room of seated attendees, with aisles and rows separating them into sections. “This is how disconnected we are in the way that we access healthcare and the way we get information.” Kalish and Penny Crow, MS, RHIA, of Brittain-Kalish Group, LLC, took a closer look at the expanding horizon of today’s continuum of care in their session “It’s Not Your Momma’s Healthcare” at AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference on Monday.
H.H. Holmes’s terrifying crimes were chronicled in the best seller Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson, published in 2004. Holmes was eventually captured and convicted for the murder of his one-time friend and business associate, Benjamin Pitezel, in 1895.
West Virginia University Medicine (WVU) has more than 10 hospitals and affiliates across five states. For a system this large, the task of implementing an automated release of information (ROI) workflow was anything but easy.
Change, transformation, and courage were among the themes discussed during Monday’s General Session. The session kicked off the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference in Chicago.