This IDC Market Note reviews the key takeaways noted by IDC Health Insights' analysts who attended HIMSS18, this year's iteration of the annual U.S. conference for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5–9, the conference drew more than 44,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, and executives and more than 1,300 exhibitors.
HIMSS18 offered exciting examples of how digital technologies are transforming healthcare. The event provided insights into the evolving cooperation between payers and providers and the need for comprehensive platforms in contrast to point solutions.
Analytic applications, Augmented and virtual reality, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Digital transformation, Disaster recovery, Financial resource management, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Internet of things