February 08, 2017

How to Make the Most Out of HIMSS17

The annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference connects more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals and vendors from across the globe. Attendees are given the opportunity to network with other industry leaders and participate in more than 300 educational sessions, workshops and panels covering a robust range of topics. Healthcare is constantly evolving, and hospitals and IT professionals must adapt to ensure they are meeting patient expectations and providing quality access to care.

At this year’s conference in Orlando, Florida, Extreme Networks will be announcing software-related news that impacts hospitals and healthcare organizations. The Extreme team will also be speaking at several sessions throughout HIMSS 2017 about topics ranging from aligning mobile strategies with business goals, to applying location technologies in clinical environments. Join us from February 19-23 at booth #8361 for any of the below sessions, and learn how we’re helping hospitals deliver the best experiences for doctors, patients and guests.

February 20, 2017 — 11:00AM EST – 11:20AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 8361 | Innovation

Session ID: IH46

Description: As mobility use cases emerge and the number of mobile devices increases, it’s becoming paramount for organizations to establish robust strategies to address these types of devices while ensuring proper coexistence, minimal security issues and self-inflicted RF issues. Technologies ranging from WMTS, RFID to BLE and Wi-Fi will cover mission-critical devices for patient engagement. This presentation will provide a roadmap for aligning a mobility strategy with business goals.

Speaker:  Ali Youssef

February 21, 2017 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Moderator: Fawzi Behmann, Vice Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society
Panelist: Robert Zemke

February 21, 2017 — 02:00PM EST – 02:20PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 8361 | Innovation

Session ID: IH68

Description: As hospitals look to leverage location-based technologies, design, deployment and support, requirements can often bring new challenges for unprepared hospital IT departments.

Audience:  IT Professional

Speaker(s):  Robert Zemke, Ali Youssef

February 21, 2017 — 03:00PM EST – 03:20PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 8361 | Leadership

Session ID: IH26

Description: Information security is top-of-mind for healthcare organizations, as the risks from security breaches and cyberattacks continue to grow. This affects an organization’s ability to secure PHI, deliver care and ensure optimal patient safety. Organizations that move to SDN with Information Governance capabilities can better manage risks and proactively monitor compliance.

Audience:  CIO, CTO

Speaker:  John Moynihan

February 22, 2017 — 01:30PM EST – 01:50PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 8361 | Leadership

Session ID: IH39

Description: Connected medical devices that have been growing in adoption have become an IoT ecosystem in hospitals, quietly operating in the background. As this intelligent-device adoption in hospitals has been taking place out-of-sight, so have the risks and challenges in supporting them. As hospitals adopt IoT systems, new design, deployment and support requirements for the underlying network infrastructure need to be taken into consideration.

Audience:  CIO, CTO

Speaker(s):  Doug McDonald, Robert Zemke

Register now for a personal demo tour to experience the latest technologies advancing clinical and patient care at Extreme’s booth #6947.  By registering now you will also instantly win a $5 Starbucks gift card AND be entered into our daily raffle at HIMSS17 to win an Amazon Echo!

About The Contributor:
Bob ZemkeDirector of Healthcare Solutions

Bob Zemke is the Director of Healthcare Solutions and is responsible for the healthcare market strategy at Extreme Networks. An IT professional with a broad span of experience in healthcare, Bob has over 14 years working both within hospital IT and as a consultant in next generation network design, deployment and management. Bob has been featured in publications such as HealthCare Design Magazine, Mobile Wireless Magazine, and Healthcare Executive Exchange. He is coauthor of a book entitled "WiFi Enabled Healthcare" that is available on Amazon.com. Bob frequently participates industry-specific events including HIMSS, Enterprise Connect, Interop and is active in the AAMI, CWNP, IEEE, and HIMSS organizations . Bob holds an BA degree in Telecommunications Management from Western Michigan University and his MS in Telecommunications and Network Management from Syracuse University's iSchool.

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