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A Recap of Our Week at HIMSS16

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Verato had a great week at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. Many members of our marketing, sales, and executive leadership teams made it out at one point or another to learn more about HIT, to network with other HIT professionals, and to spread the word about our unique patient matching solution that drives interoperability.

On the exhibit floor we saw a lot of foot traffic. Many people were drawn to our booth by our awesome swag: little dart men that stick to everything, 3-in-1 charging cables, and elegantly arranged candies.

HIMSS16 Swag

Others were drawn by our shirts.

HIMSS16 Shirts

Whatever the draw, people who stopped by our booth understood what we did pretty quickly, and were excited about our message. Two ideas seemed to resonate the most:

  1. For organizations that use their EHR for patient matching or that have an enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology, Verato can make the EHR or EMPI’s matching much better by automatically finding and resolving its missed matches and duplicate records using Verato’s Referential Matching technology—including automatically resolving the “potential duplicate records” that the EHR or EMPI has flagged for manual resolution by HIM staff.
  2. For organizations that don’t have an EMPI technology, Verato is the most accurate, easiest to implement, most secure, and most cost-effective option to deploy a world-class EMPI.

We also brought enough handouts to build a small fort (which we elected not to do), and a few pieces of collateral were nearly gone by the end of the conference.

On Thursday, we participated in an education session with Dan Chavez, the Executive Director of San Diego Health Connect (SDHC). Brent Williams, our founder and CTO, talked with Dan about how SDHC used Verato to help identify and match patients across its participating providers without data quality or data governance adjustments, and how Verato enabled SDHC to double the number of links/matches in its existing EMPI. The presentation was well received and led to a few engaging discussions with attendees after it ended. Check out the presentation on the HIMSS website, and see below for a picture from the session.

HIMSS16 Speaking Session

All in all, we had a great time at HIMSS16, and we can’t wait to see everyone again at HIMSS17!