The NextGen booth at #HIMSS19

My observations from the HIMSS meeting

February 13, 2019
by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO
From robots answering questions to Uber helping patients get to and from the hospital, this year's HIMSS meeting was quite a show.

The event has grown so much because IT is now integrated into all aspects of healthcare.

There were 1300 exhibitors offering a wide range of unique offerings for every imaginable aspect of healthcare delivery.

With Uber Health, Uber breaks
into hospital transport
I was impressed with how the average attendee is younger than just about any of the 30 shows I attend each year.

I was also impressed with how many venture capitalist and private equity players were in attendance. Smart money is all over health IT looking for a home.

I’m expecting a fair amount of consolidation in the coming years in this space.

I remember 45 minute scan times on the first computer assisted CAT scanners. I also remember when we went from 2 seconds scanning to sub-second scanning.

Improvements in the IT space are happening much faster

Watch for our coverage over the next few days as our journalist, Lisa Chamoff, reports on the show and the biggest news happening there.