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3 things to expect at HIMSS 2022 

Healthcare technology is constantly changing, and during the pandemic, it feels like those changes are happening at twice the speed. An increase in telehealth visits, supply chain issues, and staffing shortages are just a few of the challenges the healthcare industry has faced in the past couple of years, but there are ways to overcome these obstacles with advances in healthcare IT. Whether you are attending in person or virtually, here are some of the things you can look forward to at HIMSS22. Hopefully, you’ll find tools and technology to help manage any challenges your organization is currently facing: 

1. Visit vendor booths 

The vendor booths provide valuable information, and of course, swag. The booths also allow you to see product demos and to learn more about existing products and services to help determine which HIMSS vendors can help your organization. Visit the Spok booth to learn how Spok Care Connect® solves communications challenges and improves workflow across the organization, from the contact center to bedside care. 

  • Visit the Spok booth (#3321)  

2. Check out showcases 

Spok is hosting Closing Gaps in Patient Device Association, an Interoperability showcase. Visit this showcase to see how you can balance staffing ratios with documentation guidelines and medical equipment. In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, patients and medical equipment are constantly on the move. Establishing device associations is crucial while moving patients between units. This use case highlights how the new PCIM standard facilitates automating the association process and reduces errors and omissions. 

  • Closing Gaps in Patient Device Association, an Interoperability showcase (Hall E – Booth 8240) 

3. Attend a healthcare cybersecurity forum 

Hear from healthcare IT leaders at the Leadership Panel: CISO State of Mind about what to expect in the industry—from maintaining cloud infrastructure integrity to protecting against ransomware attacks. 

Leadership Panel: CISO State of Mind 
Moderator: Damian Geopfert, Principle of Cyber, Risks & Regulation Implementation & Operations, PwC 
Speakers: Eric Decker, Intermountain Healthcare CISO; Anahi Santiago, Christiana Care CISO; Tim Tindle, Spok CISO; Jigar Kadakia, Mass Gen Brigham CISO 

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. EDT 
Monday, March 14 
Rosen Centre, Junior Ballroom F