What is the IHA?

The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a global, technology based and technology focused organization comprised of many new technology communities and societies all operating under one organizational structure with a common goal: to help drive the “Evolution to the Health Revolution™ ” through the adoption and implementation of new technologies in the health Eco-system. The IHA will accomplish this goal through the delivery of vendor neutral, technology agnostic educational programs in a partnership with the other health related organizations, academic institutions, government, technology community, and standards bodies. RFID at HIMSS convention trade show The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a “By Invitation Only”, organization, whose primary members are comprised of health related technology firms and other health organizations who have met IHA’s high standards for membership. IHA members have one goal in mind and that is to improve patient care and patient safety, while at the same time helping to reduce the cost of healthcare through the use of technologies. IHA invites representatives from the entire health eco-system to join our “Evolution to the Health Revolution™”.

 

IHP At Vitalis for a Second Year – April 24 – April 26, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

Following a successful debut at Vitalis in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017, the Intelligent Health Association will be returning with the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion from April 24 to April 26, 2018.

Building on our inaugural year, which featured an ICU, Patient Room and Leadership Theater, the IHA will once again present live, educational demonstrations at the award winning Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion while delivering a number of compelling use cases across collaborating vendors that highlight how multiple technologies can seamlessly, interoperate with state of the art, medical equipment and co-exist to improve the overall patient care environment. For more information on how to participate as a sponsor in the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion, please contact Harry Pappas at: hpappas@ihassociation.org

IHP Keynote Speaker Dr. Rasu Shrestha – See the Video

2018 IHA Special Recognition Award recipient Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, chief innovation officer of UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. presented as a keynote speaker in the Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS18.

Presented in the Masimo Leadership Theater, “Future Forward: Innovation + Impact at Scale” was attended by a standing-room-only audience. View and listen to Dr. Shrestha’s compelling presentation, produced by IHTV (intelligenthospital.tv) and the Intelligent Health Association (IHA).

The IHP At HIMSS18 – Our Successful 8th Year!

The Intelligent Health Pavilion (IHP), the one-stop destination within the HIMSS18 conference, once again buzzed with thousands of visitors this year.  Attendees were able to see innovative health technology in action and in context in one of the eight, unique, live-demo rooms or the five-room i-HOME™. The interactive, award-winning pavilion showed off the latest transformative technologies and integrated health and wellness APPS, seamlessly integrated to support caregivers and caretakers at each step in a person’s health journey – the “Cycle of Care™” –  contributing to improved patient outcomes, greater access to care, and a reduction in costs.

In its eighth year, the IHP, which has grown from 3,000 ft2 to over 20,000 ft2 to accommodate the demonstration of the rapid growth and development of tech within the healthcare industry, featured such organizations and companies as Sony, Ricoh, Microsoft, Masimo, Extreme Networks, OTN, Mackenzie Health and Hamilton Health Sciences. Masimo and Extreme Networks sponsored two of the three speaking theaters that bought in such thought leaders as: Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC Enterprises, Dr. Daniel Kraft, Founder and Executive Director, Exponential Medicine, Faculty Chair for Medicine Singularity University, Dr. John Mattison, CMIO, Kaiser Permanente and Tom Lawry, Director Worldwide Health, Microsoft Corporation.

The IHP also offered six mini-conferences and participants learned from industry experts on topics such as: AI, IoHT™, i-HOME™, wearables, location-based services, and app development.  The panel discussions allowed for multiple points of view to be expressed about the ever-changing landscape of healthcare innovation.

For more information on how to participate as a sponsor in the Intelligent Health™ Pavilion, please contact Harry Pappas at: hpappas@ihassociation.org

i-HOME – The Future of Home Healthcare is Here!

With our healthcare system undergoing major changes and transformation, the Intelligent Health Association and the RFID in Healthcare Consortium showcased at HIMSS18 the latest in technologies and solutions that make our homes safer and a primary location to deliver care and patient education. The remote care devices and “smart” home technologies you will see in the the i-HOME™ ( Intelligent Medical Home exhibit video (HIMSS16,Las Vegas) will be a sampling of the explosion of innovation that is happening in the healthcare “ecosystem”.

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