The Value of Seeing Real Interoperability: Carla Smith, EVP, HIMSS
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase is 30,000 square feet pavilion on the HIMSS Global Conference exhibit hall. This area is the highest trafficked area of the exhibit floor and is packed with around 20 demonstration areas, a large education theater, a product market place, and more! Our mission is to demonstrate the power of standards based interoperability by demonstrating in real time the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards with live products currently in the marketplace. We hope to provide attendees a broad picture of the opportunities and successes in this community and therefore try to provide demonstrations in a variety of topic area. Every 15 minutes the Showcase has content about to start; a use case demonstration, an education session, or a community meet up.
To learn more about our content, schedule, or how to participate please see our upcoming events.
These are demonstrations between 6-8 Vendors who collaborate together to demonstrate different use cases in a single story. Each organization will bring their own perspective and story to tell, which makes each use case one-of-a-kind. Vendors collaborate with HIMSS and other organizations to develop unique use cases that explore the value of their interoperability solutions. Demonstrations also place the solutions in clinical context, allowing visitors to engage in the interoperability story of an individual – such as a caregiver, patient or clinician. They can then witness the impact these systems have on clinical outcomes, quality and the patient experience. You can find examples of our use cases from HIMSS18.
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Education Theater host 60 minutes sessions on emerging topics impacting interoperability today. Trailblazers of interoperability provide their perspectives and insights on challenges, inroads and identify opportunities. Nearly 3,000 attendees engaged with our speakers at HIMSS18.
This area of kiosks located within the Interoperability Showcase allows individual organizations and attendees to interact 1:1. Attendees receive personal demos of can ask specific questions of organizations paving the way in healthcare interoperability.
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase also travels to other conferences throughout the world to educate and bring together individuals impacting information sharing globally. Learn more about what is next in our upcoming events.