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Don't miss our healthcare thought leaders as they take the Lightning Session stage! Be sure to join us for all three of these highly informative topics at booth 7145 in Hall D.
Exploring the Promise of Blockchain for Healthcare, Tues., Feb. 12, 11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Brad Schoffstall, CGI Federal
In this session, Brad will illustrate how the use of blockchain could greatly enhance speed of delivery and time to market, and reduce fraud and waste in various segments of healthcare. He will examine the health ecosystem (providers, payers, government, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, etc.) and explore blockchain’s ability to provide increased benefits to the various stakeholders. He will also explore some of the “must-haves” before contemplating a journey of implementing a blockchain solution for the health ecosystem. See more on the HIMSS Lightning Session web page.
Information-Sharing: An Intelligent Approach to Addressing the Opioid Crisis, Wed., Feb. 13, 11:15-11:35 a.m., Brad Schoffstall, CGI Federal & Marcia Conrad-Miller, CGI
In 2017, opioid overdoses accounted for more than 47,000 deaths, more than any previous year on record. For its part in helping to combat the opioid epidemic, the Federal Health Architecture (FHA), an E-Government Line of Business initiative, envisioned both a short-term and long-term solution for accessing and aggregating prescription data from multiple states. In this session, Brad and Marcia will explore the role that data, technology and information-sharing can play in easing the opioid crisis that kills increasing numbers of Americans every year. See more on the HIMSS Lightning Session web page.
Protecting Scarce Medical Dollars Using Social Media Monitoring, Thurs., Feb. 14, 12:15-12:35 p.m., David Ott, CGI Federal
As the healthcare sector continues to make significant investments to develop new ways to combat fraud, waste and abuse, social media has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. What began as a way to interact with friends and family around the world has become a new marketplace, a new place to share information and ideas, and a massive source of data—arguably becoming more than just “social.” In this session, David will examine solutions that incorporate Social Media Protection Service as a necessary layer of protection in fighting fraud and abuse. The ability to identify, detect and scrub improper activities and impostor identities on social media—in real time and in conjunction with other solutions—not only translates into dollars saved but also reputations protected. See more on the HIMSS Lightning Session web page.
Read more insights about the patient experience and fraud prevention in these articles from CGI in the U.S.: