Visit IBM Watson Health at HIMSS17

  • IBM Watson Health Anchor Exhibit Booth# 1809
  • IBM Meeting Center Booth # 1003
  • IBM Theater SessionsBooth # 1003
  • Merge, an IBM Company Booth #1712 Learn more
  • Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company Booth #4861
  • Connected Health Experience Booth 7281, Hall E
  • Cybersecurity Command Center Booth 376, Hall A

IBM Special Sessions:

Interoperability Showcase: Where IT Connects Everything Booth #9000

Explore a health ecosystem where standards-based health IT enables individuals to securely access, contribute to and analyze their own health data. See how Merge’s iConnect Access image viewing and sharing solution integrates with several other vendors’ products to image-enable surgery use cases.

Cybersecurity Command Center Booth #376, Hall A

Healthcare Privacy & Security Leaders are facing growing challenges in this essential era of Cybersecurity. Securing health information in the face of rapidly-changing threats, navigating an evolving regulatory environment, and innovating without compromising on security and patient privacy are among the many issues that confront healthcare organizations today. IBM Security can help you protect against these new security challenges and transform your security defenses. Disconnected point products and services are expensive, hard to manage, and cannot solve today’s challenges. IBM Security helps you establish a security immune system backed by analytics, real-time defenses and proven experts, so you can make strategic decisions about how to safeguard your business.

Connected Health Experience Booth 7281, Hall E

Today’s doctors, nurses and healthcare workers depend on endpoints of all types to improve the way they deliver care to their patients. Whether company issued, BYOD or shared, these smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops are being used in countless ways: Gaining immediate access to electronic healthcare records; Obtaining physician instructions for surgical procedures; and Monitoring patient vitals.

Across these use cases, the medical apps and content on these devices are saving time, cutting costs, increasing efficiency and empowering hospital personnel to make lifesaving decisions at moment’s notice. These advancements and improvements considered, mobile technology has also increased the potential for information security and regulatory compliance violations such as HIPAA and HITECH.

With IBM MaaS360 unified endpoint management (UEM), you can securely enable endpoints, users, and groups under all usage models. Apps and docs can be securely delivered and safely contained to ensure that your sensitive data remains safe. And with mobile threat detection and automated remediation capabilities, your environment stays protected while your patients’ privacy remains uncompromised.

Opening Keynote: Monday, February 20, 2017 — 08:30AM - 10:00AM, Valencia Ballroom

Featuring Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM

Cognitive systems and the future of healthcare: How data, analytics and cognitive computing are transforming healthcare and revolutionizing personalized medicine.

Ginni Rometty
Emerging Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare IT Monday, February 20, 2017 — 10:30AM - 11:30AM Session ID #300, Room 303A

Christopher Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic
James Golden, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are having a profound impact on how insights are generated from healthcare data. Commercial efforts like IBM Watson and Google’s TensorFlow application have enabled new possibilities for generating value from clinical big data. Artificial intelligence approaches may enable healthcare practitioners to fully realize investments in population health, outcomes analysis, clinical trial recruitment and patient care management. We will discuss high-value use cases where artificial intelligence techniques have been used to address problems in patient care. Our contributors will discuss their institutional approaches to investing in AI, mapping problems to AI approaches, creating a talent pool for AI and ML within the healthcare organization, developing proofs-of-concept and realizing returns on investments.

Case Study: Building a Clinically Integrated Network for PHM Tuesday, February 21, 2017 — 1:00PM - 2:00PM Session ID #119, Room 331

Suzanne Gruszka, MSN, Senior Director, Health Services, Orlando Health Physician Associates, LLC
Russell G. Olsen, Care Manager Offering Lead, IBM Watson Health

This session will explore the strategies Orlando Health is leveraging to efficiently manage the health of its vast population and thrive under value-based billing, including building a clinically-integrated network. The specific tactics and tools the organization employed to unlock patient data across all clinical systems, ensure its primary care providers were recognized as NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and streamline key functions such as building registries, identifying care gaps and engaging patients will be identified. As a result, this session will detail the results and benefits realized, as well as offer attendees best practices they can leverage at their own organization. This session will also share details of the current phase of the initiative, which includes identifying the most urgent chronic and catastrophic cases, supplying the data needed for critical interventions and simplifying documentation.

IBM “Lunch n Learn” Sessions

Monday, February 20, 2017, 1pm: Where are you in your Digital Journey?

The API Economy and cloud computing are driving forces behind much of the digital transformation in many industries, including healthcare. Learn how to apply these powerful tools to rise above the fragmentation in healthcare. Join our client panel and explore how to: 1) Deliver an exceptional customer experience by connecting applications, data and devices, 2) Create new market opportunities by expanding your ecosystem, 3) Provide continuous services by supplying information across the Internet of Things, 4) Protect your brand, partners and customers by securing every touchpoint. Are you Ready for the Digital Economy?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1pm: Lessons Learned in Applying Cognitive Analytics to Improve Outcomes

TriHealth has been working with IBM to investigate how cognitive computing can help improve patient outcomes. Come hear about the journey TriHealth is on, and the lessons learned from their experience.

Guest Speaker: Tanna Nelson, Nursing Informatics Specialist, TriHealth
Hosted by Sri Srinivassan, VP, Enterprise Health Solutions, IBM

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 11:15am: OutTHINK Aging: Create a New Vision for Care and Engagement

Shelley Gilberg, Vice President, Canadian Healthcare Leader, IBM
Panel discussion

The world’s population is aging, with individuals over 65 being one of the fastest growing demographics in almost all nations. While this is no surprise, many marketplace sectors and governing bodies are just beginning to acknowledge and confront this important reality and the changing nature of aging. Meeting the needs and quality of life expectations of hundreds of millions of older adults will require new thinking and paradigms about age, new partnerships and ecosystems, community approaches and business models, and new technology including mobile and cloud that provide new opportunities for engagement.

In short, to outthink aging, we need a new vision, including how we assess the needs, capabilities and contributions of this demographic, engage them as part of ecosystems – and create, develop, and deliver solutions destined for a new type of market, a new type of aging individual and changing communities. Join this lively panel discussion to learn about innovations that are emerging and in practice today to advance this new vision for care and engagement.

IBM Breakfast Briefing

Today’s Healthcare Challenges and How Blockchain Can Help Solve Them

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Srini Attili, IBM Vice President & Partner, Application Innovation Consulting, US Public Sector & Healthcare

Our healthcare ecosystem is increasingly complex, with multiple stakeholders engaged in intricate, sensitive interactions that can lead to data security and privacy challenges and operational inefficiencies. Ownership and trusted access to medical information and administrative data is critical, yet the process must be made simpler and less costly.

If your organization is worried about issues of security, scalability, interoperability, and privacy, Blockchain should be part of your strategic design for business process modernization. Attend this session to hear from the authors of IBM’s winning submission to the HHS ONC Challenge on the Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge. Here you’ll learn more about Blockchain and its potential for addressing significant healthcare issues such as:

  • Counterfeit Drug Prevention and Detection: Introduce blockchain-enabled solutions to protect and enhance the pharmaceutical supply chain
  • Validation and Payment of Claims: Reduce process time and friction, including compliance with contract terms
  • Genomics Research: Accessibility to genetic data secured on blockchain
  • Clinical Trial Results: Improve accountability and transparency in the clinical trial reporting process
  • Internet of Things and Blockchain: Consumer-generated health data meets IoT wearables through data accessibility and interconnection with health records
  • Outcome-Based Payments: Assigns each consumer a unique digital identity with data from blockchain (payers measure metrics for positive outcomes)

IBM Watson Health Value-Based Care Focus Group Session

Managing Change in a Time of Uncertainty

Monday February 20, 2017, 12noon-1:00 pm IBM Theater, Rooms 8&9

The only thing constant in healthcare these days is change, and with the recent election comes the promise of more change. With that in mind, IBM Watson Health invites you to participate in a private event where you can share your challenges, needs and ideas in a friendly and confidential space. In this one-hour focus group you will have the opportunity to:

Participate in IBM Watson Health’s design thinking around tools needed for managing population risk; understand the role cognitive insights play in aligning the financial drivers of value-based care; and provide feedback on three applications designed to help you succeed in this ever changing healthcare environment:

  • Engagement Manager - Recommend, manage and track delivery of engagement programs across the entire healthcare system consumer population
  • Consumer Profile - Single view of each consumer within the healthcare system consolidating health status and history, engagement history and social/behavior influencers, missing high value data to capture, recommended next steps
  • Provider Performance Manager - Define, track, manage and project performance against specific value-based care measures and incentives at all levels

Please email Lisa Roman at to reserve your participation in this session.

IBM Business Partners at HIMSS17

Visit our IBM Business Partners in the following locations:

Company Name Booth Number
Accenture 3949
Acxiom Corporation LR3
Advisory Board Company 9000
Agfa HealthCare 1761
Allscripts 6045
American Well 5871
Ascom, Inc. 3135
Asponte Technology, Inc. 222
AT&T 3761
athenahealth, Inc. 3743, 3837
ATOS 4135
Avnet, Inc. 5550
CACI International Inc 3031
Canon 1837
Carestream Health, Inc. 661
CareTech Solutions 1923
Careview Communications, Inc. 5689
Catalyze 8152
CDW Healthcare 2761
Cerner Corporation 2161
CGI 2343
Champion Solutions Group 8352
Cisco Systems, Inc. 1850
CitiusTech 4573
Citrix Systems, Inc. 2623
CloudWave 3191
Cognizant Technology Solutions 3214
CSC 2773
Deloitte 2023
Dimension Data 911
EDAC Systems, Inc. 8168
ePlus Technology Inc. 8345
Esri 961
Forcare 2809
Fujitsu 351
GE Healthcare 2943, 9000-22
HealthTap 8353
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1979
Infor 2147
Ingram Micro 579
Insight Direct USA, Inc. 1503
InterSystems Corporation 1561
Juniper Networks 989
KPMG 4751
Lenovo 6170, VHQ6900
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. 2793
Lexmark Healthcare 1961
Logicalis 779
Lund International Inc. 3203
McKesson 3479
Medaware 7785-109
MEDITECH 3279, 9000
Medtronic, PLC 5789
Merlin International, Inc. 7466
Netsmart Technologies, Inc. 967
Novacoast 5546
NTT DATA Healthcare Technologies 4761, 9000
Perficient, Inc. 3831
Philips 2105, 7281, 9000-20
Premier, Inc. 5571
Presidio Networked Solutions 361
Qualcomm Life 461
RF IDeas 443
RICOH 3822
Salesforce 2675
Samsung 3673
SAP America 543, 6779-09, 7281-27
SAS Institute Inc. 3731, LR13
SCC Soft Computer 4461
SecureLink 895
SHI 3993
Siemens 2323, 9000
Sirius Computer Solutions MP67
Sleeprate 7785-125
SunGard 4579
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. 3551
Surescripts 6660, 6179-12, 7281-32, 9000-01
Thoughtwire Corp 8361
Varian Medical Systems 8067
Vital Connect, Inc. 4484
Voalte 673
Vocera Communications, Inc. 8361 & 1261
Waypoint Consulting LLC 5373
Wolters Kluwer 1543, 1537
Workday, Inc. 7653
Zones, Inc. 5579

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