EXPO.health to Provide Actionable Health IT Insights for Health Systems

Samara Rosenfeld
MAY 22, 2019
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Logo courtesy of Expo.health.

In health information technology (IT), much of the discussion focuses on next-generation innovations that will change healthcare — in five to 10 years. But healthcare leaders live in the present and chief information officers (CIOs) need to implement solutions that can improve health outcomes and workflow efficiency now.

One possible solution to address innovation implementation will come later this year, when health IT professionals gather in Boston from July 31 to Aug. 2 for the second EXPO.health conference. And Inside Digital Health™ and our podcast, Data Book, are proud media partners of this exciting event.
 
“The goal is to create an environment where CIOs and those who report to the CIO could come and learn about practical innovations to take back to their organizations and implement right away,” John Lynn, founder of EXPO.health and HealthcareITToday.com, told Inside Digital Health™ in a phone interview.
 
Want some evidence that this conference is the real deal? At the end of each presentation at EXPO.health, speakers will have a slide with actionable takeaways, Lynn said.
 
When the conference is over, every attendee will receive a file of each presenter’s takeaways to bring back to their health system or organization — regardless of whether the attendee sat in on the presentation.
 
Lynn said it’s all about creating a larger culture in health IT.
 
 “We don’t just want to shout platitudes that don’t actually change anything,” he said.
 
The conference will focus on five main themes, all of which can provide value to health systems:
  • Security and privacy
  • Analytics
  • Communication and patient engagement
  • IT development operations
  • Operational alignment and support
“Every health system and organization is dealing with security and privacy issues and how to use analytics to improve care,” he said.
 
And while many conferences have specific panels for women in the space to discuss their career path in a male-dominated industry, EXPO.health’s speaker lineup is slated to be almost 50% female. That way, women leaders will be a part of the health IT conversation even more than if their discussion only revolved around being a woman in the space.
 
Attendees can expect to collaborate with other vendors, innovators and professionals.
 
Lynn said that by facilitating relationships and partnerships, the healthcare industry can improve. And health systems can do their part, one actionable insight and one new implementation at a time.

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