Looking Back on HIMSS19 – Looking Forward to an Exciting Year in Health IT

Another year, another HIMSS in the books for FormFast.

It was a week of productive meetings, informative sessions, more steps on our Fitbits than we can count, and fantastic opportunities to reconnect with clients and partners, and to make many valuable new connections along the way.

The themes of this year’s HIMSS were interoperability, patient engagement, and consumerism – a direct validation of the importance of FormFast’s solutions in the ever-evolving healthcare industry.

HIMSS was a great chance for us to connect directly with the healthcare community and share how FormFast is continuing to transform critical document processes – such as informed consent, registration, and downtime, with digital solutions that are embraced by staff and patients.

Contact us to continue the conversation we started at HIMSS19! Miss the conference this year? Let us walk you through a demo of our latest solutions (we’ll even throw in a pair of our famous FormFast Socks!)

In the meantime, here are a few of FormFast’s key highlights from a successful HIMSS19 filled with conversations, customers, cocktails, crazy socks and all… 

 

Booth 2121: Bringing the Care Experience to Life

With real-life vignettes constructed on the exhibit hall floor, FormFast was able to place attendees in the shoes of patients and clinicians.

FormFast brought the following three critical care settings to life to help portray FormFast’s critical role in each area.

  • The patient’s home: This scene illustrated the ease of having current and new patients complete forms and access checklists before arrival with FormFast for Pre-Registration. The solution enhances patient engagement, speeds admissions, and enables payment to be captured earlier in the revenue cycle.
    • With this year’s HIMSS theme being, “Champions of Health Unite,” the industry is calling for not only a greater focus on technology and our health as a nation, but for an increasing emphasis on what matters most in healthcare: the patient. At its core, FormFast’s Pre-Registration Solution focuses on the patient, empowering them to get more involved in their healthcare plans and interact with their care team beyond the four walls of their healthcare facility.
  • Registration: This setting showed how FormFast accelerates admissions for staff and allows patients to see what forms they are signing. Due to FormFast’s seamless interoperability with the HIS system, pre-population of data is possible for each patient. With FormFast for Registration continuity of care is not lost during downtime as clinical data collection is still enabled with FormFast’s Downtime Solution.
  • The bedside: This representation of a patient’s room (hospital bed and all) highlighted the ability for patients to electronically sign informed consent at the bedside on a mobile tablet. FormFast’s Electronic Informed Consent Solution leads to improved compliance, staff productivity, and surgical uptime due to instant EHR archival.

FormFast’s Best Story Tellers: Our Customers

Representatives from three FormFast clients: Singing River Health SystemConway Regional Medical Center, and Steward Health Care joined FormFast at their booth during the event and served as a valuable resource to share their first-hand accounts of the significant and repeatable time and cost savings achieved while enhancing their EHR environment with FormFast.

Interoperability Showcase: FormFast’s Integration Capabilities in Action

FormFast’s Mobile Consent Solution was also highlighted beyond the exhibit hall floor at The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. FormFast participated in the vignette: The Opioid Crisis, the Person, & the Population, alongside Epic, NetSmart, and American Well. The demonstration showed how Interoperability drives real-time clinical decision making to ensure appropriate adherence to opioid treatment guidelines.

Working alongside other vendors and industry innovators, we focused on the importance of data sharing and virtual collaboration.

In an interview with HIMSS TV about how to achieve interoperability, Cynthia Green-Edwards, Chief Compliance Officer at State of Michigan Department, HHS, said it poignantly: “We have been able to prove … we can work across disciplines and across health systems to change the culture from ‘not sharing for fear of competition,’ to ‘you can’t be competitive unless you are sharing and working together.”

The showcase was a great example of the promise and possibilities interoperability brings when leading Health IT organizations work together to help providers improve patient care.

Learn more about FormFast’s role in this use-case here

 We Also Made Time for Some Fun … 

FormFast co-hosted a Happy Hour with Bridge Connector on Wednesday, February 13th from 4 – 6 pm.  Attendees enjoyed a break from the busy conference with an eSignature cocktail in-hand, while networking with other health IT professionals.

Voted Best Socks at HIMSS!

When it comes to Health IT, industry thought leader, John Lynn (@techguy), the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, knows his stuff!

With branded socks being a HIT item on the show floor this year – it was quite the compliment to have John grant FormFast the unofficial title of “Best Socks at HIMSS19”!

Miss out on grabbing a pair? Schedule a meeting with us, and we will send you a pair in the mail!

Looking Ahead to HIMSS20 

The best part about a week of exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products, and powerful networking? The opportunity to connect with people, that despite different backgrounds and roles, share the same passion and commitment to improving healthcare through the power of technology.

HIMSS sets the stage for the coming year in health IT, showcasing new innovations and setting the themes that will define the months to come, and we couldn’t be more excited as we head further into 2019.

There’s no doubt we live in an interesting time for healthcare innovation, and the year ahead seems poised as a major inflection point. Positive updates seem to be on the horizon as recent innovations and regulations shift focus back to the patient and pave the way for a more streamlined, coordinated healthcare landscape.

Constant innovation and passion seem to be the only consistent factors in the Health IT landscape – and FormFast looks forward to seeing what the new year brings!

Contact us to schedule a time to continue the conversation started at HIMSS or to learn more about our latest eSignature solutions!

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