Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS16 – New Video!

This year’s  Intelligent Health Pavilion™ showcased at HIMSS16 by the Intelligent Health Association, reflected a broadened approach to include all facets of patient healthcare; not only in the hospital, but in outpatient environments and in the patient’s own home.

The pavilion was designed to showcase the continuing evolution, development and proliferation of technologies for the full continuum of healthcare, from the hospital to the home. Our goal is to help raise the level of awareness of technologies that make healthcare more efficient, effective and comprehensive via wireless information delivery, as well as medical devices, wireless sensors applications and Auto-ID and RFID/RTLS platforms. The integrated technology and solutions displayed and demonstrated at the pavilion were designed not only to improve patient care in the hospital, but to assure the wellness of that patient even after he or she goes home. Special emphasis was put on the importance of IoT ( the Internet of Things) and how it is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery.

UMMC wins 2016 Intelligent Health Association Awards

Emily Sopensky, Chair of the Intelligent Health Association Awards Committee, interviews Dr. Colleen Driscoll, Neonatologist and Director of Quality Improvement for the NICU at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) about winning The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) 2016 GRAND Award and the 2016 Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery Award.

The 2016 GRAND Award and the 2016 Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery Awards were awarded to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) (Baltimore, Maryland). During a move of the Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to new quarters, hospital leadership began searching for a solution that would reliably deliver patient monitoring alarm notifications to caregivers’ mobile devices regardless of their locations. Also important to UMMC was finding a solution that enabled care team communication in a quiet manner—an alternative to traditional overhead paging. Selecting Extension Healthcare’s Engage™ Mobile platform with Zebra MC40 phones for the NICU, UMMC found the rate of compliance in communicating critical data increased dramatically. UMMC plans to roll out this solution throughout the entire medical center, with 772 total licensed beds, 8,261 employees, and 1,163 attending physicians/faculty. Receiving the award is Dr. Colleen Driscoll, Neonatologist and NICU Director of Quality Improvement.

IHA  CEO Gives  i-HOME™ Tour at HIMSS16

Meet Harry Pappas, CEO of the Intelligent Health Association as he gives a tour of the  i-HOME™/Intelligent Medical Home at the Intelligent Health™ Pavilion, HIMSS16, Las Vegas. A number of the technologies demonstrated to visitors as a part of daily, ongoing, 30 minute tours during the course of the show are explained, as well as the concept of the  i-HOME™ and how it can contribute to improved patient care, security, convenience and health.

Pavilion Sponsors Share Their Thoughts at HIMSS16

One of the most valuable assets of the Intelligent Health Association are the many global sponsors who come together to support our educational initiatives. Watch this video as they comment and share their thoughts on participating in the 2016 Intelligent Health™ Pavilion and the i-HOME™/Intelligent Medical Home at HIMSS16, Las Vegas and their involvement with the Intelligent Health Association. See the pavilion and  i-HOME™ and how the newest technologies integrate into the hospital and home environment.

IHA Announces 2016 IHA Award Recipients

NEW YORK, February 22, 2016 — The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) announced today the recipients of the IHA 2016 Awards, both competitive and special recognition. Each year IHA recognizes an individual or institution that has demonstrated leadership in the digital health community. In 2016, the IHA Special Recognition Award recipient is Humber River Hospital (Toronto, Canada), the first all-digital hospital in North America. Opened in October 2015, serving more than 850,000 with 656 beds, patient care has been reimagined with mission-critical goals depending on technology for delivering enhancements. Receiving the award on March 2 are Dr. Rueben Devlin, president and chief executive officer, Barb Collins, chief operating officer, and Peter, Bak, chief information officer. This year, IHA offered three competitive awards. The fourth award, the GRAND Award, is chosen from these three awardees. READ MORE