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HIMSS24: Where Healthcare Technology News is Made

Attendees at HIMSS24

The 2024 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition served as a pivotal gathering for the healthcare technology industry, drawing an attendance of more than 30,000 professionals. With over 500 expert speakers representing nearly every facet of healthcare, the conference provided a platform for knowledge building and networking.  

The exhibition floor buzzed with more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing their latest technological advancements and solutions. Attendees had the chance to engage directly with industry leaders, explore cutting-edge tools and gain valuable insights into the evolving healthcare landscape.  

HIMSS24 emerged as the premier place for tech and healthcare industry giants to unveil their latest technological innovations, achievements and announcements. These announcements served as testaments to the ideas, discussions and innovations that powered HIMSS24 and will soon shape the future of healthcare.  

AI was the talk of HIMSS24  

CNBC reported that generative AI was the talk of the conference, and more doctors are turning to generative AI solutions. Multiple technology companies debuted their AI-backed software, aimed at creating better workflows and experiences in a clinical environment. Healthcare Dive and Fierce Healthcare highlighted companies like Google and Oracle Health were exhibiting at HIMSS24 to showcase their latest generative AI technologies.  

Fast Company and several other outlets covered Microsoft’s announcement on the creation of their Trustworthy and Responsible AI Network (TRAIN) at the beginning of HIMSS24, promising to apply responsible AI practices in healthcare. Multiple other vendors also took advantage of the massive audience at HIMSS24 to showcase their newest activities, as reported by Healthcare IT News.  

Forbes identified the trend as well, declaring that healthcare AI took center stage at HIMSS 2024. 

Cybersecurity was top of mind for healthcare professionals 

The importance of cybersecurity and the challenges facing the healthcare industry on cybersecurity were evident at HIMSS24, and this year’s show saw even greater emphasis on the topics of cybersecurity and protecting patient data, per Modern Healthcare and Healthcare Finance News.  

MedCity News spoke with Intermountain Health’s CISO at HIMSS24, who explained why healthcare organizations should be more transparent with their peers after an attack. 

Improving healthcare access and quality 

HIMSS24 fostered conversations about health equity and the access to care delivery. Telehealth was a widely discussed topic, with HealthTech Magazine covering health systems that presented their governing policies for virtual care and also identify clinician burnout as a critical issue in the delivery of quality and accessible care.    

Other companies, like Phillips, shared their clinical solutions to help improve operational efficiencies, patient outcomes, health equity and staff experience.  

A HIMSS24 roundup 

Year after year, the HIMSS Global Conference hosts the foremost innovative and modern thought leaders in the industry, bringing the latest in healthcare strategy and policy. HIMSS attendees were able to witness details about the HHS artificial intelligence task force, as reported by Healthcare Dive, as well as the declaration of the HIMSS and Korean Health Information Service Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Hal Wolf, HIMSS President & CEO and Geun Chan Lim, CEO of Korea Health Information Service, in front of an audience at the global conference.   

The HIMSS24 experience was driven by the issues and challenges facing healthcare professionals. Becker’s Hospital Review featured the key issues in healthcare discussed at HIMSS24, including healthcare technology, health equity, policy and clinical innovation. Chief Healthcare Executive Magazine proclaimed HIMSS24 the place where news is made. 

Finally, Healthcare IT Today helped summarize some of the bold statements heard at HIMSS24. 

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