SÃO PAULO, Brazil & CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HIMSS, the global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization and the Association of Brazilian Healthcare CIOs (ABCIS) are launching the first annual HIMSS Latin America 2014 Conference and Exhibition which will bring the finest international healthcare innovation, best practices and standards to transform healthcare delivery in Latin America.
David Oliveira, President of ABCIS, noted that, “We are extremely pleased to partner with HIMSS to bring the Annual ABCIS Event “Il Forum Annual Setorial de TI” together for a powerful joint event with HIMSS in Latin America. It is a first for Brazil to draw upon the best international standards and best practice to drive change in Brazil’s Healthcare delivery systems.”
HIMSS President and CEO H. Stephen Lieber declared that, “HIMSS has been inspired by new developments in Latin America, and we note increasing activity in deployment and interoperability. With over 15,000 hospitals in Latin America, HIMSS feels that the size and advancement of the market makes for a very timely launch of the HIMSS Latin America Conference and Exhibition.”
Key content and announcements at the Conference include:
Evaluation of Hospitals in Latin America on an International Benchmarking Scale
HIMSS Latin America will introduce the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) which has been used to guide information technology adoption in over 7,000 hospitals worldwide. In Latin America, EMRAM will provide a roadmap to improve clinical and financial healthcare outcomes by using technologies to streamline healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.
Live Interoperability Demonstrations
For the first time, live demonstrations of information systems exchanging health information will be showcased at the 2014 HIMSS Latin America Conference and Exhibition. Attendees will witness the full range of health information from personal to clinical exchange that draws upon interoperability profiles developed by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) and the Continua Health Alliance.
Big Data: Predictive Analytics for Healthcare
Big Data is the new buzz word, and speakers at HIMSS Latin America will address how big data in healthcare can be used to see the future of a patient’s progress from symptoms to cure. Analytical systems harnessing the power of stored health data compared against volumes of medical research give patients and clinicians the tools they need to speed a patient’s recovery or avoid potential complications well before they occur. Global leaders and leading healthcare organizations will demonstrate how they are using big data to support their decisions leading to better outcomes for patients everywhere.
Mobile Health for Clinicians and Patients
Market research suggests that nations could save billions by fully realizing the benefits of mHealth and remote monitoring. But how are healthcare leaders adopting mobile solutions in their countries? Leading healthcare institutions will showcase how patient portals have been deployed to enable patient access to appointments, laboratory test results and secure communications with clinicians. Clinicians will also showcase how mobile technologies are enabling them to care for more patients in more places.
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
ABCIS, the Associação Brasileira CIO Saúde is the leading non-profit healthcare CIO organization in Brazil. ABCIS was born of the desire to improve the quality of healthcare in Brazil. ABCIS is the channel of communication and relationships to unify IT professionals responsible for innovation in this sector. ABCIS assists healthcare management to exchange ideas and develop strategies to integrate tools that guarantee the satisfaction of its primary customer: the patient.