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HIMSS19: Strengthening HPE's partnership with clinicians in the healthcare industry

With every passing year, the HIMSS (The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) event has become bigger and better. HIMSS 2019 is one-of-its-kind program that has brought together champions of health from around the globe for innovation and networking to help match the pace of change in such a dynamic healthcare industry. HIMSS, this year, had many highlights and updates on new global healthcare topics, trends, technologies and services, aimed to enhance clinical collaboration and improve the patients' experience.

The HIMSS 2019 witnessed 45000 attendees, who took an active part in various demos, workshops, competitions and discussions. HPE is a Diamond sponsor and was represented across multiple areas throughout the event. The HPE booth focused on taming the IT Monster and how technology and services accelerate the pace of innovation and create richer experiences for patients and clinicians. Here's the list of presentation highlights at the HPE booth:

A productive partnership: Making IT happen

Paula Cobb, the Head of Global Strategic Marketing for Philips Healthcare Informatics, held a presentation highlighting HPE's partnership with Philips to deliver solutions that fit the needs of patients. It focused on how managing healthcare’s complex mosaic requires a core set of strategic partners who are highly responsive and deeply invested in your vision.

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Taming the medical image beast: This client presentation by Michael Feld focused on the importance of storing and protecting healthcare data.

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AI in healthcare separating the future and the fiction: This session provided knowledge regarding the best practices for the digitalization of healthcare with interesting examples for AI that are in use today with real benefits.

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What was the OEM presence like?

The HPE OEM business is working hand in hand with some of the world largest healthcare brands, making Healthcare IT more simplified for the caregivers, so they can focus on what they do best - caring for people.

Key takeaways/learnings at the event

Our vision is to enable high-quality care, lower costs, and promote healthy populations of engaged citizens thereby improving health and community well-being through technology and health information that is accessible.  Attending HIMSS helps strengthen the connection between our digital healthcare experts and the healthcare community at large.

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Following HIMSS 2019, HPE has planned a webinar based on the future of healthcare. The subject revolves around ‘how AI and Blockchain will transform the medical industry in future. The webinar hosted by HPE experts will explore the importance of creating a flexible, digital foundation to support a host of use cases made possible by emerging technologies. More information to come.

HIMSS 2019 made a mark for its strong OEM presence. Be on the lookout for upcoming video content on the HPE OEM YouTube playlist below, highlighting all the OEM activities at HIMSS 2019.


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We look forward to seeing you at other healthcare events this year and HIMSS 2020!


Rich Bird
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Rich Bird has worked in the IT industry for 20 years with some of the largest commercial brands. For the last 5 years he’s been focused on healthcare IT at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and believes deeply that digital technologies can, will and need to have an impact on the delivery of better healthcare, for people all over the world. Educated in Computer Science at Coventry University, and starting his career as a network engineer for Rolls Royce, he moved into human communications roles in 2006. Rich leads teams in delivering integrated marketing campaigns into National, local and regional Governments in the UK, where Rich found his passion for making the complex concepts of IT, simple and understandable for his audience. During this time he found his true calling, Healthcare, and how digitization can improve real people lives. He created a companywide growth board focusing on the UK NHS, pulling together disparate teams of sales, marketing, solutions architects, chief technologists and the country leadership teams for HP/HPE UK. Rich is a strategic thinker who understands the practical elements that are required to get the job done and deliver real impact. His areas of specialization include Healthcare IT, Marketing, Communications, and NLP.