Navigator 61 – Cancer – HIMSS15
We are so excited to be heading to HIMSS next week! We are looking forward to seeing many of our friends and colleagues during the show. If you have plans to be there, please let me know! I’d love to re-connect and catch up!
This week’s Navigator highlights several programs that were aired last week about innovation in oncology and cancer care. These programs just reinforced my love for science and respect for the people on the front lines. We haven’t found the cure for cancer yet, but there is so much good stuff happening; there are beacons of hope and opportunity.
I have an ask. I am walking in the Indianapolis Race for the Cure on April 18th in memory of my Grandmother and Great Aunt and in honor of my Aunts and other family members and friends that are breast cancer survivors. I would appreciate your support towards this cause. If you’d like to send a donation, please go to my Race page.
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The Fight Against Cancer on Primetime TV: Cancer was the focus of two very compelling television shows last week. 60 minutes aired an episode that followed brain cancer patients for 10 months through clinical trials using a reengineered polio virus to ‘Kill Cancer.’ Since the airing, the Duke University’s Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center has been inundated with requests to be part of the clinical trial. Giving people hope are the dramatic results of some in the trial who are now cancer free as a result of a single treatment. While polio is not the only virus being studied for cancer treatment, the results using the polio virus have led a few to throw the ‘cure’ word around.
The PBS documentary: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, documents humanities historic and epic battle against cancer. Included is the cycle of hope and disappointment along with eventual progress in this ongoing battle.
HIMMS 2015: Upwards of 35K are expected at the Health IT conference in Chicago next week. Interoperability, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity will be in the spotlight. Also expected to be hot topics are: big data, population health management, clinical analytics, business intelligence, and value-based payment reform.
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HX360 Innovation Challenge is Co-Located with HIMSS: The competition is intended to highlight companies that are making significant contributions to patient experience as relates to not for profit hospitals and health systems. The live-pitch will be at 2 pm on the 14th and will feature finalists: Clockwise MD, Ginger.io, WellFrame, and WiserCare.
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- HIMSS 2015: 12 – 15 April in Chicago, IL.
- World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition: 11 – 13 May in Riga, Latvia.
- eHealth Summit Austria 2015: 18 – 19 June in Vienna, Austria.
- 2015 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit: 18 – 19 September in Chicago, IL.
- 12th Annual Connected Health Symposium: 29 – 30 October in Boston, MA.