HIMSS 2023 Buzz Report

If you’re passionate about healthcare IT, HIMSS 2023 was the place to be.  The energy of the show was electric, packed with keynote speakers and over 25,000 attendees. We took over the exhibition floor, chatting with companies displaying incredible technologies that will be impacting sectors informatic, diagnostics as well as direct patient care. With a projected $25B invested in 2023, HIT is in the driver’s seat for change in healthcare.  So what stood out at the HIMSS 2023 show?  Check out our top themes and company trailblazers below.

Improving Patient Outcomes

Accuhealth offers a turnkey, easy to use and reliable Remote Patient Monitoring platform that aims to do four things: reduce healthcare costs, improve patient outcomes, improve the patient experience and improve the provider experience. Not only does the solution seamlessly integrate with any EHR at no cost, but it can be set up in as little as 24 hours.  It’s amazing to see the continued innovation in remote monitoring, something that was foreign to most just a few years ago and has now become almost required for health systems.  There have been so many great stories of where it’s allowed physicians to be more proactive in their care and give them the ability to catch and prevent things before it’s too late.

Caresyntax is on a mission to make surgery smarter and safer.  Their enterprise-grade data-driven surgery platform delivers actionable insights to improve patient outcomes by using proprietary software and AI to analyze large volumes of video, audio, images, device data, clinical, and operational data in and around the OR.  This real-world evidence can be used by the care team live, during a procedure and accessed by those outside the operating room via the platform’s dedicated telehealth link. After a procedure, the Caresyntax platform provides insights that help: surgeons benchmark and improve their care, hospital administrators use surgical resources more efficiently, medical device companies advance better products, and insurance companies understand risk and devise

Data Drivers

ThinkAndor is a platform by Andor Health that comes in with their ability to bring together five of the key pillars of virtual health.  Combining visits, rounding, patient monitoring, team collaboration and community collaboration with artificial intelligence and voice technology allows the facility to unlock access to actionable intelligence from electronic medical records.  The platform then delivers this digestible data to clinicians when and where it is needed, enabling care teams to improve their speed to treatment, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Enlitic has two applications that improve medical image studies by standardizing data while maintaining all clinically relevant information, ENDEX and ENCOG.  This increases the value of the data where facilities have a data monetization strategy and also increases the value of data submitted to registries for things like research and analysis while providing peace of mind that all patient health information is protected.  Last week at HIMSS, the team unveiled the latest release of their Curie application, an AI platform that hosts both their ENDEX and ENCOG applications to improve the workflows of radiology departments. The platform facilitates communications between all modalities, including the facility’s PACS and EMR systems, and will eventually facilitate the deployment of third-party AI applications.  All of this contributes to the development of a real-world evidence database.

CERTIFY Health’s suite of solutions encapsulates the end-to-end patient experience from onboarding to check-in to payments. Together, their technologies form CERTIFY Care – an omnichannel digital platform that streamlines and improves patient workflows. This one-stop-shop makes both staff and patients’ lives easier and provides valuable data insights to optimize practice and care. The CERTIFY Care platform is a secure, cloud-based SaaS interface for staff that enables complete patient authentication & engagement.

Access to Care

Butterfly Network, Inc. operates at the intersection of engineering and medicine by bringing together computer science, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and medicine. With the goal of increasing access, their technology, Butterfly iQ+, has been able to drive the cost of the hardware down to just $2400.  They offer multiple membership options so customers only pay for the features they want and are actually going to use.  They company has already seen the impact the technology has made in underserved areas of the US as well as over 20 countries across the globe.

Artificial Intelligence

Rad AI is a company founded by radiologists with the goal of helping radiologists by reducing the burnout that comes with some of their monotonous day-to-day tasks. Their Rad AI Continuity product was on full display at HIMSS, and you could tell it was extremely well received by the amount of people that were flocking to their booth.  This technology leverages the power of AI to help radiologists identify, track and schedule appropriate patient follow-ups for significant incidental findings.  By automating many of the steps related to patient follow-ups, they’re able to remove those manual tasks from radiology teams and give them back more time to focus on what’s most important, caring for their patients.

Clearstep builds clinically validated AI technology that guides patients’ end-to-end care journeys by enabling digital self-service symptom checking, triage, and patient services and streamlining critical remote monitoring touchpoints. Healthcare organizations benefit from enhanced patient access and care routing, reduced staff burdens via automating workflows, better experiences for both patients and care teams, unlocked capacity, and increased throughput and revenue. Clearstep is the market leader in digital self-triage, trusted by leading health systems, multi-specialty medical groups, pharmacy retail organizations, and payers, including HCA Healthcare, CVS Health, Novant Health, Tufts Medicine, and systems in 15+ states covering the regions of 100+ hospitals.