By Robert Peterson, Liaison Technologies
Below you will find an interview with Gary Palgon on HIMSS. This is part of the HIMSS blog series.
Dodge: What do you think will be the theme of conversations this year at HIMSS?
Palgon: Three things: cloud services and how they can help organizations, mobility and how it can facilitate better patient care and social networking, benefiting both the business and patient sides of healthcare.
Dodge: How is Liaison approaching its overall strategy for HIMSS this year?
Palgon: Being the largest healthcare show of the year, beyond meeting with prospects, we see it as an opportunity to network with the journalists and analysts that are there. We also see an opportunity at the conference for brand awareness and business development with other companies that we do or should partner with that are attending.
Dodge: What are you looking forward to most at HIMSS?
Palgon: We are mostly looking forward to creating more brand awareness and the opportunity to meet the mass amount of people that are there. Liaison Healthcare Informatics is one of the best kept secrets in integration and data harmonization.
Dodge: Cloud’s a big topic of conversation right now and will likely continue to be during HIMSS. As an expert in this area, what types of conversations do you anticipate hearing during the conference and how do they play into other trends in healthcare like care coordination, ICD-10 or Meaningful Use?
Palgon: In 2009, people were beginning to learn what the cloud was. In 2010 people were looking at the cloud, seeing the use, and beginning to take advantage of it. In 2011, we saw hospitals and other entities actually run production systems and applications within the cloud. Here in 2012 we have the recognition for services beyond the basic applications, and how the cloud can speed up and improve the efficiencies of health systems and hospitals as they look to meet their goals. For us, Liaison plays in the integration and data harmonization areas, and our customers benefit from these services being run in the cloud. As a result of that, hospitals and other entities throughout the healthcare ecosystem can connect to one another and make sense of the information much faster because of this.
Dodge: Where can we find Liaison Technologies at HIMSS?
Palgon: We will be at booth #2375.