In just a few days, more than 37,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world will descend upon Orlando for the 2014 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, which features best-in-class workshops, round table discussions, thought leader sessions, health IT products and networking opportunities.
It's no wonder the theme for the conference is "Onward," with heavy emphasis on education, impact and innovation. A likely reference to come up during the conference is the recent 2013 Healthcare Provider Innovation Survey from HIMSS and Avia, produced with input from select U.S. hospitals, academic medical centers, children's care centers and ambulatory care centers to understand the current state of innovation within provider organizations.
Their findings? Cost reduction is a huge priority for 2014, as well as finding Chief Innovation Officers to lead initiatives. See below for a visual of highlights from the healthcare innovation survey.