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Lisa Yeaton Digital Content and Communications Marketing Specialist Published 1 Mar 2018

Taking the Next Step in Healthcare IT at HIMSS18

There’s never been a more critical time for healthcare organizations to implement the best infrastructure for supporting and securing cutting-edge, digitally-enabled tools and mobile applications. At HIMSS18, IT professionals will learn about the latest innovations occurring around the industry.

Why is HIMSS the Premier Event for Healthcare IT Professionals?

HIMSS has become one of the largest and most important healthcare conferences, because it’s the ideal place for healthcare IT professionals to converge and expand their knowledge of industry challenges, solutions, and innovations. This year the HIMSS organizers expect more than 45,000 healthcare IT professionals to be at the Las Vegas conference to learn about the latest technology and exchange best practices.

The benefits of attending HIMSS include:

  • Receive the latest information on the challenging industry issues and advanced solutions
  • View the latest technology, ground-breaking explorations, and disruptive thinking on the exhibit hall floor so you can keep your organization on the forefront of healthcare transformation
  • Connect with experts from around the industry and collaborate on answers to your organization’s challenges. 

At HIMSS, you’ll discover how to thrive during industry change and get a taste of what’s to come in health information and technology. Stop by the Extreme Networks booth #11654 and the Intelligent Health Pavilion to learn how Extreme solutions power the patient, mission, and life-critical technologies on your health organization’s network.

What is the Intelligent Health Pavilion?

The Intelligent Health Pavilion, or IHP, is an educational and interactive mock-hospital that showcases the latest revolutionary hardware and software solutions that are making the delivery of precision medicine possible. This is the 5th consecutive year Extreme Networks is powering the IHP with our network solutions!

By visiting the IHP, you’ll get a direct look into how mobile, wearable, and digital health technology comes together in hospital settings to provide superior patient care. Through simulated demonstrations at the pavilion, visitors can see how IoT-connected sensors, mobile devices, and data analytics are enabling caregivers to deliver real-time, precision medicine. On the backend, organizations must ensure that they have the proper wired and wireless networking infrastructure in place from the access points all the way to the data center to avoid bottlenecks and provide reliable 24/7 coverage.

In addition to our solutions in the IHP, Extreme executives and experts will be presenting in the IHP throughout the week. Here are the details:

Session: The Struggle in Delivering Smart Hospitals

Description: Healthcare organizations looking to leverage AI, analytics, location services, next generation communications, patient engagement platforms, etc. all have one thing in common; a critical dependency on their network infrastructure. When looking to add advanced technology services into healthcare, let’s stop for a moment when and consider what may go wrong and plan for the strategy around how IT will be able to deliver next generation health IT services.

Date: Tuesday, March 6 at 1 – 1:20 p.m.

Location: Intelligent Health Pavilion – Leadership Theater Speaker: Dan Dulac, Vice President of Solutions Strategy, Extreme Networks

Session: Location Based Services Panel Discussion

Description: Location based services are at the forefront of new technology adoption within healthcare organizations. This panel of experts will discuss where they are seeing success, challenges, failures and what the future may hold for the Location Based Services.

Date: Tuesday, March 6 at 2 – 2:50 pm

Location: Intelligent Health Pavilion – Knowledge Theater

Extreme Speakers: John Moynihan, Director of Healthcare Business Development, Extreme Networks and Chuck Brooks, Manager of Healthcare Business Development, Extreme Networks

Customer Speakers: Ali Youssef (Henry Ford Health System), Scott Phillips (Kaiser Permanente), Paul Frisch (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Session: IoHT Panel Discussion

Description: IoT in healthcare ranges from smart building technologies to connected medical devices and sensors. This panel of experts will discuss where they are seeing success, challenges, failures, and what the future may hold for the Internet of Health Things.

Date: Tuesday, March 6 at 2 – 2:50 p.m.

Location: Intelligent Health Pavilion – Innovation Theater

Extreme Speakers: Dan Dulac, Vice President of Solutions Strategy, Extreme Networks and Bob Zemke, Director of Healthcare Sales, Extreme Networks

Customer Speakers: Doug McDonald (Henry Ford Health System), Mike Bone (West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust), Warren Kressinger-Dunn (CareTaker Medical)

Session: Safety & Security of IoHT

Description: Connected medical devices bring tremendous advantages to patient care. Until recently the focus has been on connecting medical devices on hospital networks. However, can and should we trust these connected devices? Before bringing IoHT devices onto a network IT leadership must plan for the risks and create strategies to remediate.

Date: Wednesday, March 7 at 3 –3:20 p.m.

Location: Intelligent Health Pavilion – Leadership Theater

Speaker: Chuck Brooks, Manager of Healthcare Business Development, Extreme Networks

What Else Can You Expect From Extreme Networks at HIMSS?

At our HIMSS booth, #11654, we will demonstrate our mission-critical, wired and wireless networking and analytics technology. Register for a tour of the IHP or a private demo tour at our booth now and upon completion you’ll receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card onsite!

When you’re at our booth, don’t forget to ask about our upcoming global user conference Extreme Connect! We’ll be giving out promotion codes to save $600 on Extreme Connect registration. But you’ll need to hurry, we only have 25 to give out. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, make sure you head to booth #11654 early!

Lastly, two of Extreme’s customers and recent HIMSS Davies award winners, Henry Ford Health System and Novant Health will present during the can’t miss HIMSS Davies Award Session. Here are the details

Session: Enterprise-Wide Value Realization through IT: A Davies Story

Description: Executives from HIMSS Davies winners Henry Ford Health System and Novant Health will discuss how aligning analytics with revenue cycle strategies lead to more than $100 million in savings. They’ll focus on change management, key performance indicators, post go-live optimization as well as continuing clinical and revenue cycle improvements playbooks for clinical and cost efficiencies.  

Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Location: Venetian Murano 3301

Speakers: Arthur Patefield, Chief Medical Information Officer, Novant Health; David Allard, Chief Medical Information Officer, Henry Ford Health System; Geoff Patterson, Vice President, Clinical Transformation and IT Integration, Henry Ford, Ryan Neaves, Director, Epic Ambulatory, Novant Health

For more information, please check out these additional resources around Extreme’s participation at HIMSS and our solutions:

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