Looking ahead: reflections from HIMSS

March 21, 2014

I hope everyone who attended HIMSS14 found it as energizing, thought-provoking, and inspiring as I did. To those I met during the conference, thank you for the great conversations—and for sharing your enthusiasm about addressing the challenges of modern healthcare.

Now that we’ve all had a little time to reflect, I want to share a few thoughts that have stuck with me since returning from Orlando.

Enterprises increasingly use revenue cycle analytics to make better decisions

Thanks to revenue cycle analytics, large healthcare organizations are discovering new ways to improve their operations, boost efficiency, and enhance revenue and cash flow, while gaining clear insight into exactly which improvements hold the greatest potential. Having real-time visibility into their complex mix of revenue streams empowers them to adjust their strategy based on developing trends. They’re not only more informed—they’re becoming more nimble and effective.

Rising startups

If you didn’t attend HIMSS this year, one development that wasn’t necessarily included in the coverage was the noticeable increase in new entrants. These small startups, often with a staff of 1–5 people, are further evidence of the disruption taking place in healthcare and healthcare information technology. This is exciting news for ZirMed—many of our partners are (or start out as) small organizations that leverage our solutions to build, bolster, and scale their offerings. The growing number of startups and entrepreneurs creates new opportunities for innovative partnerships in 2014 and beyond.

Thanks again to all those who stopped by ZirMed’s booth or made time to connect with us at HIMSS14—and cheers to new developments and a bright future for all of our clients and partners!

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