The HIMSS Conference is history, but it generated conversations and ideas that should for some time.
The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition took place in Orlando last week, bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of sessions on healthcare technology and the transformation of medicine and healthcare.
Here are nine key takeaways from a memorable week.
It’s not just a catchphrase or flavor of the month. Top healthcare leaders and federal officials repeatedly stressed that health equity is an extraordinarily high priority now, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nine out of 10 healthcare executives said health equity is a core priority, according to a survey released by HIMSS and Accenture.
“We wouldn’t be having the same conversation 10 years ago,” said Ankoor Shah, management consulting principal director and health equity lead at Accenture.
In a video address at the conference, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra talked about the federal government’s focus on health equity.
“We’re putting equity at the center of every decision we make,” Becerra said.